Clan MacLeod of the Isle of Lewis, Scotland

MacLeod Family Genealogy

Clan MacLeod
Clann MhicLeòid
Clan member crest badge - Clan Macleod.svg
Crest: A bull’s head cabossed sable, horned Or, between two flags gules, staved at the first
Motto Hold fast
District Inner HebridesOuter HebridesSutherland
Plant badge Juniper
Arms of Macleod of Macleod.svg
Hugh Magnus MacLeod of MacLeod

(there is a rival claimant to chiefship)

30th Hereditary Chief Clan MacLeod Chief of the Name and Arms of MacLeod (MacLeòid)
Seat Dunvegan Castle
Dunvegan Castle

The surname MacLeod means ‘son of Leod’. The name Leod is an Anglicization of the Scottish Gaelic name Leòd, which is thought to have been derived from the Old Norse.  Clann means family, while mhic is the genitive of mac, the Gaelic for son, and Leòid is the genitive of Leòd. The whole phrase therefore means The family of the son of Leod.

The Clan MacLeod of Lewis claims its descent from Leod, who according to MacLeod tradition was a younger…

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My Paternal Grandfather, Karel Fredrich aka Charlie Fredrick aka Charles Frederick

Frederick Family Genealogy

Pvt Charles F Charlie Frederick, Sr

Charles “Charlie” Frederick, held by Grandson, Joseph Lee Frederick

Pvt. Charles F “Charlie” Frederick
also known as Karel Fredrich and Charlie Fredrick
Apr. 20, 1892

Mala Lhota, Vsetine, Moravia

Mar. 9, 1947

Harris County
Texas, USA

Died: 9 March 1947 of Stomach Cancer in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Family links:
Elizabeth Annie Mazac Frederick (1895 – 1977)

Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ (1914 – 2009)
Juanita Elizabeth Frederick Christ (1915 – 2011)
Jerome Frederick (1919 – 1919)
Woodrow Frederick (1921 – 1991)
Leroy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006)
Charles Frederick (1928 – 1993)

Sacred Heart Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069788

He was also known as Karel Fredrich and Charlie Fredrick.Born: Mala Lehota, Vsetin, Moravia on April 20, 1892. No middle name, when he joined the service he used F. for…

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My Maternal 30th. Great Grandfather, Feradach Finnfechtnach, High King of Ireland

MacLean Family Genealogy

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Feradach Finnfechtnach (modern spelling: Fearadhach Fionnfeachtnach– “fair-blessed”), son of Crimthann Nia Náir, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. There is some disagreement in the sources over his position in the traditional sequence of High Kings. The Lebor Gabála Érenn and the Annals of the Four Masters agree that he came to power after the death of Cairbre Cinnchait.

The Annals say that when Cairbre overthrew his father, his mother, Baine, daughter of the king of Alba, was pregnant with him, but this would make him less than five years old when he came to the throne: it is likely this is a doublet of a similar story told of the later High King Tuathal  Techtmar

The Annals also add that Ireland was fertile during his reign, contrasting it with the barren reign of the usurper Cairbre. 

Geoffrey Keating has Feradach succeed…

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My Maternal Great Grandfather, Frank Joseph Palen, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota

Palen Family Genealogy

Frank Joseph Palen, in 1948, at 705 W. Third St., Dubuque, Iowa. Great Grandsons; Mike Jackson, Pete & Bill BurgessFrank Joseph Palen, 1948, 1208 Jackson Street, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. Great Grandsons; Mike Jackson, Pete & Bill Burgess

Birth: Dec. 6, 1864
Houston County
Minnesota, USA

Death: Nov. 2, 1953
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

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.

Patsy, Phyllis Linderman, and Leo Palen, Dixon, Illinois, 1946Patricia “Patsy” Linderman, Phyllis Eugenia (Palen) Linderman, & Frank Joseph Palen, 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, Sept. 25, 1943.

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.


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My Maternal 10th. Great Grandfather, Johann Jean Pletschette, Luxembourg

Meyers Family Genealogy

wiltz-ardennes-luxemburgWiltz, Luxembourg

Southern LuxembourgSouthern Luxembourg

Johann Jean Pletschet (also spelled Pletschette)

Born: 1630 in Neunhausen, Wiltz, Diekirch, Luxembourg

Married: about 1651 in Luxembourg to Catharina Meyers

Children: Paul Pletschet (also spelled Pletschette)

Died: 1712 in Neunhausen, Wiltz, Diekirch, Luxembourg

Buried: 1712 in Canach, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg

Source: Pletschette Gravestones, Canach, Luxembourg, 23 July 2000.

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Helen Louise (Meyers) Nelson, Kansas

Nelson and Nilson Genealogy

Nelson family,Roy Leonard Nelson Jr, Helen Louise (Meyers) Billy, and Jodi Nelson, 1960’s, Topeka, Kansas.

Shawnee County Courthouse, by Leonard & MartinShawnee County Courthouse, by Leonard & Martin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Helen Louise (Meyers) Nelson and Roy “Jim” Leonard Nelson Jr, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas in 1951

Resided at 3117 Girard Street, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. He worked for Goodyear. She was a homemaker.

Helen was the daughter of Harold Edward Meyers and Helen A. Roman.

[Picture below left was Helen, Harold, Velva (Gray) and Helen Meyers (Nelson)]

Naomi & Harold Meyers, Velve & Helen Meyers, Kansas

Helen’s Paternal Grandparents were Cassisus “Cass” Meyers and Mary Elizabeth Fleichman.

Helen Louise Meyers was wife of Roy Leonard Nelson Jr. he was the son of Gladys (Linderman) Nelson of Dubuque, Iowa; and Roy Leonard Nelson Sr. of Illinois and Iowa. Roy and Helen Nelson were the parents of Jodi and Billy Nelson of Kansas. 

Roy, Willie, & Jodi Nelson, Jan. 1954, 1709 Cheston, Jacinto City, TX


William “Billy” Nelson [top left], Gladys, Roy, Helen, Shirley, &…

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My Maternal German 11th. Great Grandfather, Johannes Linderman, Sr.

Linderman Family Genealogy

Bayern, Germany National Park

National Park, Bayern, Germany

Name: Rhene (Rhene)
Status: Place
Municipality name: Baddeckenstedt
Region name (Level 2): Landkreis Wolfenbuttel
Region name (Level 1): Lower Saxony
Country: Germany
Continent: Europe
Rhene is located in the region of Lower Saxony. Lower Saxony’s capital Hannover (Hannover) is approximately 45 km / 28 mi away from Rhene (as the crow flies). The distance from Rhene to Germany’s capital Berlin (Berlin) is approximately 224 km / 139 mi (as the crow flies).

source: Germany, Places in the World

Bundesland: Bayern
Regierungsbezirk: Unterfranken
Landkreis: Rhön-Grabfeld
Höhe: 242 m ü. NHN
Fläche: 36,9 km2
Einwohner: 15.154 (31. Dez. 2015)
Bevölkerungsdichte: 411 Einwohner je km2
Postleitzahl: 97616
Vorwahl: 09771
Kfz-Kennzeichen: NES, KÖN, MET
Gemeindeschlüssel: 09 6 73 114
Stadtgliederung: 11 Ortsteile
Adresse der
Rathausgasse 2
97616 Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale

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