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Leopold Frank "Leo" Palen
Birth: Feb. 4, 1839
Diekirch, Luxembourg
Death: Nov. 2, 1909
Houston County
Minnesota, USA

My maternal second Great Grandfather, Leopold "Leo" Frank Palen, husband of Mary "May" (Haupert) Palen. Both of them from Bachlieden, Luxembourg.

Leo emigrated in 1862 to New York then Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota. Ann Maria Haupert emigrated in 1845 with her father, Frank Haupert.
Leo and May married on 29 March 1864 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.

Leo was a farmer, and May was a Homemaker.

Parents of twelve (15) children: Frank Joseph, Annie (Molitor), Mary A. (Hengel), Charles, Frances (Fuos), Nicholas Frank "Nick", Johanna "Jennie" (Gaspard), Henry, Anna Catherine, John, Emil Francis, Josephine (Westcott), Mary Louise (Koel), Frances, and Josef Frank "Joe" Palen.

Leopold's parents were Joseph Palen & Anne Catherine (Pletschette) Palen both of Bachlieden, Luxembourg. Both were Catholic. They are buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota.

My Grandmother, Phylis Eugenia Adele (Palen) Linderman, was the daughter of Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Elsie (Clausen) Palen.

According to the U.S.Census for Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota for 1880, May's father, Frank Haupert (Hupert), resided with "Leo" and "May" Palen in 1880. He was listed as age 72, retired farmer from Luxembourg. So far, I have not been able to find a death date or place for him (2015).

All were raised as Catholic.
Many thanks to Vernon Walser Palen for much of the information on the Palen Family history, and his Palen Family Pedigree Chart from 1962.

Thanks to Leonard Greenwood, I now have a photo of Leopold & Mary (Haupert) Palen's headstone. Thanks so much, Leonard. 
Family links: 
  Josef Palen (1779 - 1864)
  Anna Catherina Pletschette Palen (1801 - 1855)
  Mary Haupert Palen (1845 - 1937)
  Frank Joseph Palen (1864 - 1953)*
  Anna Palen Molitor (1865 - 1945)*
  Mary A. Palen Borth (1869 - 1954)*
  Charles Palen (1871 - 1871)*
  Frances Palen Fuos (1872 - 1959)*
  Nicholas Frank Palen (1873 - 1952)*
  Franciska Palen Molitor (1875 - 1950)*
  Johanna Palen Gaspard (1875 - 1932)*
  Henry Palen (1877 - 1959)*
  Anna Catherine Palen (1878 - 1879)*
  Lucille N. Palen Koel (1885 - 1942)*
  Marie Palen Schrup (1821 - 1897)*
  Peter Joseph Palen (1826 - 1875)*
  Nikolas Gregorie Palen (1828 - 1902)*
  Joseph Pierre Palen (1832 - 1892)*
  Leopold Frank Palen (1839 - 1909)
  Christine Palen Krier (1843 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Mar 09, 2008
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Leopold Frank Leo Palen
Leopold Frank Leo Palen
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