My Maternal 3rd. Great Grandmother, Anna-Catherina Pletschette, Luxembourg


Neunhausen, Wiltz, Diekirch, Luxembourg

Anna-Catherina Pletschette (Pletschet)


Canton of Wiltz, Luxembourg

Birth:  Feb. 6, 1801
Neunhausen, Wiltz
Diekirch, Luxembourg

Harlange (Harlingen), Luxembourg

Death:  Mar. 17, 1855
Diekirch, Luxembourg


Her Father was Jean-Pierre Pletschette (aka Pletschet) and Anna Maria (Asselborn) Pletschette from Neunhausen, Canton of Wiltz, Luxembourg.

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Insenborn, Diekirch, Luxembourg

Married: Josef Palen, Sr. on 4 April 1820 in Bachlieden, Diekirch, Luxembourg.

Children: Anne & Joseph Palen had fifteen (15) children, five (5) of whom died in infancy, among them twins. Maria, Dominque (Dominick), Marie-Josephine, Joseph Jr., Nicholas Gregorie, Marie-Francois Christine, Pierre-Joseph, Anne-Marie Francois, Marie-Josephine, Leopold Frank, Marguerite, Julien, and Christine Palen.

The old Palen homeplace is about 100 feet across the street from the Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery.

This is the Palen Homestead that was bombed in WWII (with the X), but was restored. The woman in the foreground is the Grand Duchess Charlotte. This is directly across the road from St. Servatius Catholic Church in Harlange. source: Stephen Roy Palen, June 25, 2000

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Colmar – Berg – Grand Duke’s castle – Luxembourg

Saint Servatius (Dutch: Sint Servaas; French: Saint Servais) (died in Maastricht, traditionally in 384) was bishop of Tongeren —Latin: Atuatuca Tungrorum the capital of the Tungri— and is revered as a Roman Catholic saint. Servatius is patron saint of the city of Maastricht, Schijndel and Grimbergen, and is venerated on May 13. He is one of the Ice Saints. source: Wikipedia

Pletschette and PalenFamily

Europe trip postcard-March 1980

PALEN’s emigrated from Luxembourg in 1862 to Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.—Anonymous
Family links:
  Josef Palen, Sr. (1778 – 1864)

  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)
At this place rests Anna-Catherina (Pletschette) Palen, the Wife of Josef Palen, Sr. Deceased on 17 March 1855 at the age of 54 years.
Note: Buried beside each other. 

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Burial: 17 March 1855

Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery 

Canton de Wiltz
Diekirch, Luxembourg
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: May 15, 2008

Find A Grave Memorial# 26840392





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