Leopold Frank “Leo” Palen~My Maternal Second Great Grandfather

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

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