Catherine Maria (Theisen) Palen, Luxembourg

Winter mood - Hamm, Luxembourg

Birth:  Jul., 1857, Luxembourg
Death:  Feb. 16, 1935
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Family links: 

Parents:

Johann Theisen and Catherine Gonner from Hamm, Luxembourg

 Spouses:

First husband:  Franz Kreig (1849 – 1883)

Married: 29 June 1875 in Houston County, Minnesota

Children: John and Mary Kreig (Ryan)

 Second husband:  Peter Joseph Palen (1858 – 1942)

Married: 6 Sep. 1887 in Houston County, Minnesota

Children: Johanna and Jennie Palen (Ryan)

Joseph and Catherine Palen, Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia, Minnesota
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Calvary Cemetery - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA
Created by: Billy Culligan
Record added: Apr 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68429414

My Maternal Second Great Grandfather, Leopold Frank “Leo” Palen, Luxembourg

LEOPOLD & MAY PALEN, 1898, Caledonia, MinnesotaLeopold Frank Leo PalenLeopold Frank Leo Palen

Birth: Feb. 4, 1839

Diekirch, Luxembourg

Death: Nov. 2, 1909
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, 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.
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 (12) children: Frank Joseph, Anne (Molitor), Mary A. (Hengel), Frances (Fuos), Nicholas Frank “Nick”, Johanna “Jennie” (Gaspard), Henry, John, Emil, Josephine (Westcott), Lucille “Lucy” (Koel), Josef F. “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(Palen) Linderman, was the daughter of Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Elsie (Claussen) 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. 

All were Catholic.

Thanks to Leonard Greenwood, I now have a photo of Leopold & Mary Palen’s headstone. Thanks so much, Leonard.

Family links: 
Parents:
Josef Palen (1778 – 1864)
Anna Catherina Pletschette Palen (1801 – 1855)

Spouse:
Mary “May” Haupert Palen (1844 – 1937)

Children:
Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953)
Anna Palen Molitor (1865 – 1945)
Lucille N. Palen Koel (1885 – 1942)

Siblings:
Marie Palen Schrup (1821 – 1897)
Nickolaus Gregorie Palen (1828 – 1902)
Leopold Frank Palen (1839 – 1909)

Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Mar 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25165715

Ezekiel Palen, New York

Dutchess County, NY, named for Duchess of York

Birth:  Jan. 21, 1748
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death:  Jan. 21, 1809
New York, USA
Ezekiel Palen, son of Petrus “Peter” Palen and Elizabeth Ploeg.
Born: 21 Jan. 1748 in Dutchess County, New York.
Christened: 2 Oct. 1748 in Reformed Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster, New York

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Married: 4 Aug. 1773 to Phoebe Thorn in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York

Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York, 1848, Asher B. Durand

Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York, 1848, by Asher B. Durand

Children: Peter Ezekiel, Joseph, Catherine, Gilbert Ezekiel, Jonathan, John, and Elizabeth Palen

Died: 21 Jan. 1809 in New York
Burial:
Liberty Pole Cemetery
Tuscarora
Steuben County
New York, USA
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 Created by: Texas Tudors
Record added: Jan 22, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 157330915

My Maternal First Great Granduncle, Charles Palen, Minnesota

ANGEL MONUMENT, MORAVIA

Birth:  Nov., 1871
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Death:  Nov., 1871
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Infant son of Leopold Frank Palen and Mary Haupert Palen. Died at birth, probably stillborn. No headstone. 

Family links:
 Parents:
  Leopold Frank Palen (1839 – 1909)
  Mary Haupert Palen (1845 – 1937)
 
 Siblings:
  Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953)
  Anna Palen Molitor (1865 – 1945)
  Mary A. Palen Borth (1869 – 1954)
  Nicholas Frank Palen (1873 – 1952)
  Johanna Palen Gaspard (1875 – 1932)
  Franciska Palen Fuos (1875 – 1959)
  Henry Palen (1877 – 1959)
  Anna Catherine Palen (1878 – 1879)
  Lucille N. Palen Koel (1885 – 1942)

 Calvary Cemetery - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
 Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
Created by: Texas Tudors
Record added: May 29, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 147144296

My Maternal First Great Granduncle, John Palen, Minnesota

Houston County Historical Society

Houston County, Minnesota Historical Society

Birth:  12 April 1880

Houston County, Minnesota

USA

Death:  Unknown

Houston County, Minnesota

USA

Son of Leopold “Leo” Frank Palen and Mary “May” Haupert. I have unable to find any records of a marriage for him, or children.
 Johanna Palen, Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia, Houston, MinnesotaCalvary Cemetery - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA
Created by: Elaine
Record added: Nov 01, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 154493859

My Maternal First Great Grandaunt, Anna Palen

Leopold Frank Palen Family, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, 1898

My maternal first grandaunt, Anna PALEN.

Daughter of Leopold Frank PALEN and Mary “May” HAUPERT.

Married: Mathias “Matt” MOLITOR on 7 June 1887 in Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota.

Children: Leonard Mathias “Leo”, Peter Josef, Germaine (never married), Arthur, Josephine, Albert Joseph, Charles, Leona Genevieve, and Lucille L. (Nealy) MOLITOR.

Birth:  1865
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Death:  Mar. 2, 1945
Adrian
Nobles County
Minnesota, USA
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Leopold Frank Palen (1839 – 1909)
  Mary Haupert Palen (1845 – 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Mathias Molitor (1861 – 1937)
 
 Children:
  Leonard Mathias Molitor (1888 – 1947)
  Peter Josef Molitor (1890 – 1938)
  Albert J Molitor (1902 – 1991)
 
 Siblings:
  Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953)
Mary A. Palen Borth (1869 – 1954)
  Charles Palen (1871 – 1871)
  Nicholas Frank Palen (1873 – 1952)
  Johanna Palen Gaspard (1875 – 1932)
  Franciska Palen Fuos (1875 – 1959)
  Henry Palen (1877 – 1959)
  Anna Catherine Palen (1878 – 1879)
  Lucille N. Palen Koel (1885 – 1942)

Inscription:
Mother

Anna Palen Molitor headstone
Burial:
Saint Adrian Cemetery
Adrian
Nobles County
Minnesota, USA
 Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
Maintained by: NCHS
Originally Created by: steamerfan
Record added: Jul 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28280227

My Maternal First Grand Aunt, Anna Catherine Palen

houstoncountyminnesota

Houston County, Minnesota Historical Society

Birth:  Dec. 31, 1878
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Death:  Apr. 30, 1879
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
How horrible to lose your baby girl at only four months of age.  The Palen’s were all raised as Catholic.

Old County Court house, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota

Family links:
 Parents:
  Leopold Frank Palen (1839 – 1909)
  Mary Haupert Palen (1845 – 1937)

Siblings:
  Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953)
  Anna Palen Molitor (1865 – 1945)
  Mary A. Palen Borth (1869 – 1954)
  Charles Palen (1871 – 1871)
  Nicholas Frank Palen (1873 – 1952)
  Johanna Palen Gaspard (1875 – 1932)
  Franciska Palen Fuos (1875 – 1959)
  Henry Palen (1877 – 1959)
  Lucille N. Palen Koel (1885 – 1942) 

 Calvary Cemetery - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
 CALVARY CEMETERY, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
Created by: Texas Tudors
Record added: Jun 15, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 147912783

Houston County Historical Society

Houston County, Minnesota Historical Society

Genevieve “Jennie” (Palen) Ryan, Houston County, Minnesota

caledonia, minnesota

Daughter of Peter Joseph Palen, Jr. and Catherine Maria Theisen. Twin of Johannah Palen, her only sibling.

Wife of William Paul Ryan. Married before 1922, when their son was born. 
Mother of William Joseph Ryan, whom died in infancy.

Birth: Aug. 7, 1888
Houston County
Minnesota, USA

Death: Jan. 27, 1960
Houston County
Minnesota, USA 

USA MN terr 1871 map

USA, MINNESOTA TERRITORY, 1871

Family links: 
Spouse:
William Paul Ryan (1891 – 1954)

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Name Jennie Palen
Event Place Mayville, Houston, Minnesota
Age (Original) 6y
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Birthplace Minn
Race (Original) W
Gender Female
Page Number 2
Joseph Palen M 36y Minn
Kate Palen F 34y Germany
Jennie Palen F 6y Minn
Mary Krick F 16y Minn
Minnesota State Census, 1895
Line Number 2
Family Number 9
GS Film number 000565783
Citing this Record
“Minnesota State Census, 1895,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ6X-Z1R : 26 November 2014), Jennie Palen in household of Joseph Palen, Mayville, Houston, Minnesota; citing p. 2, line 2, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,783.

Uniquely Minnesota

Houston County, Minnesota landscape

Name Jennie Palen
Event Type Census
Event Date 1905
Event Place Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
Gender Female
Age 16
Race White
Birthplace Minnesota
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Father’s Birthplace Minnesota
Mother’s Birthplace Germany
Minnesota State Census, 1905
GS Film number 928788
Digital Folder Number 004520284
Image Number 00599
Citing this Record
“Minnesota State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SP37-YR1 : 15 November 2014), Jennie Palen, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota; citing p. , line , State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 928,788.

Name Jennie Palen
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, United States
Gender Female
Age 31
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Birthplace Minnesota
Father’s Birthplace Minnesota
Mother’s Birthplace Luxemburg
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 12
Joseph Palen Head M 62 Minnesota
Catherine Palen Wife F 63 Luxemburg
Jennie Palen Daughter F 31 Minnesota
Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWBM-7TJ : accessed 15 May 2017), Jennie Palen in household of Joseph Palen, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, United States; citing ED 64, sheet 12B, line 75, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 840; FHL microfilm 1,820,840.

Houston County Historical Society

Name Genevieve Ryan
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Mayville, Houston, Minnesota, United States
Gender Female
Age 41
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Wife
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Birthplace Minnesota
Father’s Birthplace Minnesota
Mother’s Birthplace Minnesota
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 5
Paul Ryan Head M 39 Minnesota
Genevieve Ryan Wife F 41 Minnesota
Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X389-M1H : accessed 15 May 2017), Genevieve Ryan in household of Paul Ryan, Mayville, Houston, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 14, sheet 5B, line 83, family 109, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1101; FHL microfilm 2,340,836.

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Name Jennie Ryan
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Mayville Township, Houston, Minnesota, United States
Gender Female
Age 51
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Wife
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Birthplace Minnesota
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Last Place of Residence Same House
Paul Ryan Head M 49 Minnesota
Jennie Ryan Wife F 51 Minnesota
Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KS22-GFR : accessed 15 May 2017), Jennie Ryan in household of Paul Ryan, Mayville Township, Houston, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 28-14, sheet 5B, line 61, family 76, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1927.

Old County Court house, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota

Name Jennie Ryan
Event Type Death
Event Date 27 Jan 1960
Event Place Houston, Minnesota
Birth Date 07 Aug 1888
Mother’s Maiden Name Theisen
Born in Minnesota Y
Record Number 1424561
Certificate Number 007537
Certificate Year 1960
File Name 007537
Affiliate Batch Identifier NF075DN
Citing this Record
“Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4CX-21G : 4 December 2014), Jennie Ryan, 27 Jan 1960; from “Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Houston, Minnesota, record 1424561, certificate number 007537, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

Calvary Cemetery - Caledonia, Minnesota, USABurial: 
Calvary Cemetery
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA CALVARY CEMETERY, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: May 16, 2017
Find A Grave Memorial# 179399287

Johannah Palen, Houston County, Minnesota

Calvary Cemetery - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA

Birth: Aug. 7, 1888
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1920
Houston County
Minnesota, USA 

Daughter of Peter Joseph Palen, Jr. and Catherine Marie Theisen. Never married. Named after her maternal grandmother, Johannah Vittley Palen.

Twin sibling of Jennie Palen (Ryan).
Never married.

Name Johannie Palen
Event Type Death
Event Date 15 Sep 1920
Event Place Houston, Minnesota
Record Number 311238
Certificate Number 005544
Certificate Year 1920
File Name 005544
Affiliate Batch Identifier NF152DO
Citing this Record
“Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4WT-D4T : 4 December 2014), Johannie Palen, 15 Sep 1920; from “Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Houston, Minnesota, record 311238, certificate number 005544, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

Name Johannah Palen
Event Year 1920
Event Place , Houston, Minnesota
Schedule Type Will Books
Source Reference Will Records Volume D 1919-1932
Number of Images 1
Citing this Record
“Minnesota Will Records, 1849-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSGG-MZP : 4 December 2014), Johannah Palen, 1920; citing p. , volume Will Records Volume D 1919-1932, Houston 10-0051 County, Historical Society, St.Paul.

Family links: 
Parents:
Peter Joseph Palen (1858 – 1942)
Katherine Maria Thiesen Palen (1857 – 1935)

Sibling of Jennie Palen (Ryan)

Burial: 

Calvary Cemetery
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: May 16, 2017
Find A Grave Memorial# 179396791

Johanna Palen, Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota