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 Leopold Frank “Leo” Palen

Leopold Frank “Leo” Palen

Bauschleiden, Canton de Wiltz, Diekirch, Luxembourg
Death 2 Nov 1909 (aged 70)
Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 25165715 · View Source
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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.

  • Created by: Sally Frederick-Tudor
  • Added: 9 Mar 2008
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leopold Frank “Leo” Palen (4 Feb 1839–2 Nov 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25165715, citing Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Sally Frederick-Tudor (contributor 46931048) .