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 Frank Joseph Palen

Frank Joseph Palen

Birth
Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota, USA
Death 2 Nov 1953 (aged 88)
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Burial Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 24932109 · View Source
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My Maternal Great Grandfather, Frank Joseph Palen, son of Leopold Frank Palen & Mary (May) Haupert Palen, from Bachleiden, Luxembourg. Grandson of Josef "Joe" Palen and Anna-Catherina Pletschette of Luxembourg.

Married first wife, Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen on 21 June 1889 in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Father of Leo Frank, Phylis Adele "Eugenia"(Linderman), Hedwig Josephine (Genz), and Felistas "Flossie" Mary (Streuber) Palen.

Frank, a Widower married second wife, Annie Paetsche Nesen, a widow of John Nesen. No children of that marriage.

Devout Catholic.

Resided at 1208 Jackson Street in Dubuque, Iowa.

Frank Palen, attended a Catholic Church, there close to the River, the Cathedral of St. Raphael there on Bluff St, and that is where his Grandson, Rev. Robert Leon Palen, was ordained on 7 June 1941.

Frank Joseph & Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen are buried beside each other in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa. Frank resided in Retirement Home near Mount Calvary Cemetery up until his death. His home was at 1208 Jackson Street, Dubuque, Iowa had been sold.

A world of thanks to LeRoy Amacher for taking the time to go and take this photo of Frank J. & Emma E. Palen's headstone. I was soooo excited to see it for the first time!

Frank & Emma's Granddaughter, my Mother, Jean Marie Linderman (Frederick) (Mancill), resided in Houston, Texas, Jan. 1, 2012. Jean passed away on 9 March 2012 in Rosharon, Texas.

Name: Frank J. Palen
Birthplace: Caledonia, Minnesota
Spouse's Name: Emma E. Clasenn
Spouse's Birthplace: Norway
Event Date: 21 Jun 1889
Event Place: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Father's Name: Frank Palen
Spouse's Father's Name: John E. Clasenn
Race: White
Spouse's Race: White Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00349-8 , System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy , GS Film number: 1276059 , Reference ID: cn 01598

Name: Frank J Palen
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Caledonia Township Caledonia village, Houston, Minnesota, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Years Married: 11
Birth Date: Dec 1864
Birthplace: Minnesota
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1889
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Frank J Palen Head M 36 Minnesota
Emma E Palen Wife F 35 Illinois
Leopold Palen Son M 10 Minnesota
Felicitas Palen Daughter F 8 Minnesota
Hedwig Palen Daughter F 2 Minnesota District: 67 , Sheet Number and Letter: 2B , Household ID: 37 , Line Number: 66 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T623 , GS Film Number: 1240765 , Digital Folder Number: 004120276 , Image Number: 00263


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  • Created by: Sally Frederick-Tudor
  • Added: 27 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24932109
  • Sally Frederick-Tudor
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Joseph Palen (6 Dec 1864–2 Nov 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24932109, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Sally Frederick-Tudor (contributor 46931048) .