My Maternal Second Great Grandmother-Mary “May” Haupert Palen

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My second great maternal grandmother was Mary “May” (Haupert) Palen.
She emigrated from Luxembourg in 1854 to Ellis Island, New York City, New York at the age of 9 with her father, Frank Haupert.

They resided in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota. Leopold was a farmer and May was a homemaker, and they had fifteen children according to Family records.
The 1880 U. S. Census for Caledonia, Minnesota, showed her father, Frank Haupert, a widower, and retired farmer, residing with them according to PALEN family records.

Commune in Luxembourg
Diekirch is a commune with town status in north-eastern Luxembourg, capital city of the canton Diekirch and the district of Diekirch. The town is situated on the banks of the Sauer river. Wikipedia

Birth: Apr. 11, 1844
Diekirch, Luxembourg

City in Minnesota
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Located in picturesque bluff country on the Mississippi River, its most noticeable physical landmark is Sugar Loaf. Wikipedia

Death: Jan. 8, 1937
Winona County
Minnesota, USA 

Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Haupert (mothers name unknown) of Luxembourg.

My maternal second great grandmother, Mary “May” (Haupert) Palen, wife of Leopold “Leo” Frank Palen.

Mary May <i>Haupert</i> Palen

Leo and May married in 1864 in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota.

Leopold was a farmer, and Mary was a Homemaker.

Parents of fifteen (15) children: Frank Joseph, Anne (Molitor), Mary A. (Hengel), Charles, Frances (Fuos), Nicholas Frank “Nick”, Franciska (Molitor), Anna Catherine, Johanna “Jennie” (Gaspard), Henry, John, Emil Francis, Josephine (Westcott), Lucille “Lucy” N. (Koel), and Joseph Frank “Joe” Palen.

Leopold Frank PALEN’s Family, 1909,(Leopold’s funeral) Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota.

Name: Mary Palen

Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1865
Event Place: Mayville, Houston, Minnesota, United States
Gender: Female
Volume: 5
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Leopold Palen M
Mary Palen F
Francis Palen M
Family Number: 19 , Line Number: 34 , GS Film number: 565715 , Digital Folder Number: 004539663 , Image Number: 00304
Citing this Record
“Minnesota, State Census, 1865 ,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Mary Palen in household of Leopold Palen, Mayville, Houston, Minnesota, United States; citing volume , line , State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm .

According to the U.S.Census for Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota for 1880, Mary’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.

1880 U.S. Census for Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota list a “Hupert FRANK”, Father-in-Law, W, Male, age 72, born in Luxembourg, Retired Farmer, Parents born in Luxembourg, as residing with Leo & May Palen and their eight children.
name:Leopold Palen
residence:Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
relationship to head:Self
spouse’s name:May Palen
spouse’s birthplace:Luxembourg
father’s name:
father’s birthplace:Luxembourg
mother’s name:
mother’s birthplace:Luxembourg
race or color (expanded):White
ethnicity (standardized):American
martial status:Married
age (expanded):40 years
nara film number:T9-0623
page character:B
entry number:2583
film number:1254623
selfLeopold PalenM40Luxembourg
wifeMay PalenF38Luxembourg
sonFrank PalenM15Luxembourg
dauAnna PalenF13Minnesota, United States
dauMary A. PalenF11Minnesota, United States
dauFrances PalenF8Minnesota, United States
sonNicholas PalenM6Minnesota, United States
dauJane PalenF5Minnesota, United States
sonHenry PalenM3Minnesota, United States
sonJohn PalenM4MMinnesota, United States
Hupert FrankM72Luxembourg
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1880,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 June 2012), Leopold Palen, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota.

Name: Mrs. Mary Palen
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 08 Jan 1937
Event Place: Winona, Minnesota
Record Number: 745657
Certificate Number: 017500
Certificate Year: 1937
File Name: 017500
Affiliate Batch Identifier: NN362DO
Typed or Handwritten: H
Citing this Record
“Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Mrs. Mary Palen, 08 Jan 1937; citing “Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002,”; Winona, Minnesota, record 745657, certificate number 017500, Department of Health, Minneapolis.

Mary May <i>Haupert</i> Palen

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

“Today (August 21, 2012), my Mom, Virginia (Palen) Long, became the longest-living Palen in the family tree. She surpassed May “Mary” Haupert Palen by one day today. My Mom actually knew May, her Great Grandmother. May used to have Mom sit at her feet and tell her stories about riding a covered wagon all the way to Caledonia, Minnesota. She also told her how the Indians sometimes would ride into town and scare the women. May, who was quite brave, helped care for the squaws and their babies. Its remarkable that Mom knew someone who was born in 1844! Mom’s memory is very short these days, but she’s outstanding when she reminisces about things that happened in her childhood!”
~~~source: Mark Richard Long (my cousin)

Family links: 
Leopold Frank Palen (1839 – 1909)

Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953)
Anna Palen Molitor (1865 – 1945)
Mary A. Palen Borth (1869 – 1954)
Charles Palen (1871 – 1871)
Frances Palen Fuos (1872 – 1959)
Nicholas Frank Palen (1873 – 1952)
Franciska Palen Molitor (1875 – 1950)
Johanna Palen Gaspard (1875 – 1932)
Henery Palen (1877 – 1959)
Anna Catherine Palen (1878 – 1879)
Lucille N. Palen Koel (1885 – 1942)

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Calvary Cemetery
Houston County
Minnesota, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Mar 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25165835


Leonard Doyle Tudor


Birth: Dec. 27, 1918

Erath County
Texas, USA

Death: Mar. 5, 1998
Corona del Mar
Orange County
California, USA 

Son of Sol Ross “Conrad” Tudor and Bergie Mae(Mobley) Tudor of Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.

Husband of Frankie Lee Wright. She survives him.

Father of Craig Evan Tudor.

Name: Leonard D Tudor
Name (Original): TUDOR LEONARD D
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 25 Nov 1940
Term of Enlistment: One year enlistment
Event Place: Stephenville, Texas, United States
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: TEXAS
Education Level: 4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation: Actors and actresses
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Infantry
Army Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: National Guard
Serial Number: 20805034
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 03623.83
Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
Citing this Record
“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Leonard D Tudor, enlisted 25 Nov 1940, Stephenville, Texas, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) ( : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002).

Event Type: Burial
Event Place: Corona del Mar, Orange, California, United States
Cemetery: Pacific View Memorial Park
Birth Date: 1918
Death Date: 1998
Affiliate Image Identifier: 1218148
Latitude: 33.610068
Longitude: -117.853822
Affiliate Create Date: 2012-05-26 17:13:00

Family links: 
Sol Ross Tudor (1890 – 1968)
Bergie Mae Mobley Tudor (1899 – 1941)

Leonard Doyle Tudor (1918 – 1998)
Raymond Horton Tudor (1922 – 2001)*
May Corinne Tudor Williams (1926 – 1992)*
May Colleen Tudor (1926 – 1926)*
Donald Wayne Tudor (1927 – 2012)*


Frankie Lee (Wright) Tudor

Pacific View Memorial Park
Corona del Mar
Orange County
California, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Jul 15, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132836605

Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann~Stephenville, Erath County, Texas

Jesse William McCann and Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, 1947.
photo courtesy of daughter, Martha Jane(McCann) Gilbreath, August 2014.

Ella Marie (Gillilan)McCann Pedigree

Gillilan Family Genealogy

Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann, maternal grandmother of Leonard Ross Tudor, my husband.

Birth:  Jul. 8, 1915DublinErath CountyTexasUSA
Death:  Sep. 9, 1988StephenvilleErath CountyTexas, USA 
On double marker with Jesse William McCann (1905-1975); “married 1933”.They married 26 November 1933 in Duffau, Erath County, Texas.

She died on 9 September 1988 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.

[DUFFAU, TEXAS. Duffau is on Farm Road 1824 and Duffau Creek, fifteen miles southeast of Stephenville in Erath County. The town was named for Duffo, an Indian buried nearby.

By 1860 a post office had been established at the community, and by the mid-1880s

Duffau was a flourishing town of about 350 with steam flour mills and cotton gins, four churches, a hotel, a district school, three doctors, and two deputy sheriffs. Railroad routes bypassed Duffau, however, and by the mid-1890s it had begun to decline.

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Spec. Carl Anthony Palen, MIA South Vietnam, Causalty of the Vietnam War

Spec Carl Anthony PalenSpec Carl Anthony Palen

Carl Anthony Palen, parents, Harold Louis Palen and Rita Marie (Schrup) Palen, of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Birth:  Apr. 11, 1947, Dubuque, Iowa

Death:  Jan. 3, 1971, South Vietnam

Spc6 Carl Anthony Palen of Dubuque, Iowa served in the United States Army. At about 0900 03 Jan 1971 a U-6A BEAVER (serial #52-25884) departed Qui Nhon on an administrative support flight to Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, carrying crewmen from the 61st AHC to collect replacement helicopters for the company.

The helicopter crewmen would then fly the helicopters back to Qui Nhon. At 1120 hours, with the U-6 about 14 miles southeast of Phu Cat, radio and radar contact with the plane was lost. Because the pilot, Captain F. A. Rhodes, had announced plans to remain overnight at Ban Me Thuot, no immediate search was made.

When search efforts were begun on 5 January, no trace of the aircraft or its seven occupants could be found. Formal search efforts ended on 9 January 1971. He is honored on Panel 5W, Row 23 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 61ST AHC, 223RD AVN BN, 17TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE 

CARL ANTHONY PALEN SP6 – E6 – Army – Regular 1st AVN BDE His tour began on Jan 3, 1971 Casualty was on Aug 22, 1978 , SOUTH VIETNAM Non-Hostile, died missing, FIXED WING – NON CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND Body was not recovered Panel 05W – Line 23
Burial: Unknown
Created by: Elizabeth Reed Record

added: Dec 23, 2007 

Find A Grave Memorial# 23532992

Pvt. Hiram Palen, son of Paulus “Paul” Palen and Rachel (Shurter) Palen of New York

Marbletown, New York
Marbletown, New York

Birth: 23 May 1815

Marbletown, Ulster County, New York

Death: Apr. 5, 1864 New York 

Military: Union, Civil War, New York

Inscription: 48 yrs 10 mo 13 days

Burial: Fairview Cemetery Stone Ridge, Ulster County New York, USA

Created by: Donna

Record added: Apr 10, 2008

Find A Grave Memorial# 25912452

Name: Hiram Palen
Event Place: Marbletown, Ulster, New York
Page Number:210
Affiliate Publication Number: M704
Affiliate Film Number: 347
GS Film number: 0017208
Digital Folder Number: 004409691
Image Number: 01171


Name: Hiram Palin
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1855
Event Place: E.D. 3, Marbletown, Ulster, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1815
Family Number: 37
Line Number: 44
GS Film number: 842646
Digital Folder Number: 005207153
Image Number: 00471
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Hiram Palin M 40  
Wife Jane M Palin F 33  
Child Marion C Palin U 14  
Child Jacob D Palin U 12  
Child Charls Palin U 9  
Child Lavina Palin U 8  
Child Lewis Palin U 5  
Child Elisabeth Palin U 3  
Child Esther Palin U 0

 Name: Hiram Palen

Event Type: Census

Event Year:1860

Event Place:The Town Of Hurley, Ulster, New York, United States



Race:WhiteRace (Original): 

Birth Year (Estimated):1815

Birthplace:New York


Household ID: 3030

Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)Affiliate Publication Number:M653

GS Film Number: 803870

Digital Folder Number: 004237097

Image Number: 00500 

Household Gender Age Birthplace 

Hiram Palen M 45 New York 

Jane M Palen F 37 New York

Maria C Palen F 20 New York

Jacob Palen M 18 New York

Charles Palen M 15 New York

Elvina Palen F13 New York

Lewis Palen M 10 New York

Elizabeth Palen F 8 New York

Asstina Palen F 6 New York

Julia Palen F 3 New York

Gardiner Palen M 1 New York


Nancy Lou “Elizabeth” (Christ) Harper

MAZAC and DUDIKA Genealogy


Jan. 18, 1946
Harris County
Texas, USA

Charlie, Punkin, Patsy and Nancy Lou Christ, c. 1950’s, Houston, Texas.
Death:Mar. 17, 2014
Harris County
Texas, USA

Nancy Lou Elizabeth (Christ) Harper. Daughter of Charles “Charlie” Edmond Christ and Juanita Elizabeth “Punkin” (Frederick) Christ. Sister of Patricia “Patsy” Juanita (Christ) Swift.

Resided in Sheldon, Texas and Royalwood Subdivision, Houston, Texas.

Name: Nancy Lou Elizabeth Christ
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 18 Jan 1946
Event Place: Harris, Texas
Gender: Female
Father’s Name: Charles Edmond Christ
Mother’s Name: Juanita Elizabeth Frederick
Certificate Number:
Citing this Record
“Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 Mar 2014), Nancy Lou Elizabeth Christ, 18 Jan 1946; from “Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997,” index and images,; citing Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, (Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services).Wife of James L. Harper.

Name: James L Harper
Name Suffix:
Event Type: Marriage

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Vlasta Mary (Mazac) Konecny

Vlasta Mary <i>Mazac</i> Konecny

Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Matilda “Tillie” (Krampota) & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta (Mazac) Konecny, Williamson County, Texas, about 1925.

Vlasta Mary <i>Mazac</i> Konecny

Matilda (Krampota) Mazac, Vlasta (Mazac) Konecny, Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Williamson County, Texas, about 1925.

Vlasta Mazac & Frances Strmiska, Granger, TX, about 1924

Jan & Marie Mazac, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, 1904. (back row from left) Bessie, Rosalie, Jan, Albert, Robert. (front row from left) Joseph, Emma, Olga, Frank, Mary and baby-Vlasta, Marie, and Bertha Mazac.

Birth:  Jul. 24, 1904
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death:  Apr. 28, 1999
Liberty County
Texas, USA 

“A Loving Daughter, A Loving Sister, A Loving Mother. A Loving Grandmother. A Loving Great-Grandmother. A Loving Aunt and Great Aunt. An Everlasting Friend.”Vlasta was the Moravian daughter of Jan “John” & Annie “Mary” Marie (Dudika) Mazac, of Granger, Williamson County, Texas.Her parents emigrated from Vsetine, Moravia in June 1892. They were hard working farmers. They settled in the Corn Hill, Granger, and Taylor areas in Williamson County, Texas.
She was the wife of Adolph Edward Konecny.She was a devout Catholic. She attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby, Harris County, Texas. Vlasta was a Homemaker. Aunt Vlasta dedicated her life to taking care of her family. She was a member of the SPJST.
Vlasta had eleven brothers: Albert, Anton, Andrew, Joe #1, Steve, Johnnie, Robert, Frank, Johnny #2, John Joseph, and Frank Joseph. She had seven sisters: Rosalie, Marie, Bessie, Emma, Effie, Bertha, and Olga Mazac. Vlasta was the Mother of Gladys Konecny (Barnes). She took care of her daughter for many years, until she couldn’t take care of her anymore. One of her Sister’s was my Grandmother, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Mazac) Frederick.

Vlasta had two Granddaughters, Paulette Jean Barnes (Smith), and Stacey Michelle Barnes (White).

Name: Vlasta M Konecny
Titles and Terms (Original):
Also Known As:
2nd Also Known As Name:
3rd Also Known As Name:
Residence Date: 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
Residence Place: Houston, Texas, United States
Birth Date:
Phone Number: 643-9131
Phone Number Recorded Date: 25 Mar 2008
Address: 5625 Antoine Dr Apt 202
Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77091
Address Date: 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
2nd Address: 6000 Telephone Rd
2nd Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77087
2nd Address Date: 01 Jun 1993-01 Aug 1994
3rd Address: 4111 Lockfield St
3rd Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77092
3rd Address Date: 01 May 1993-25 Mar 2008
4th Address:

“United States Public Records Index,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 Oct 2013), Vlasta Mary Konecny, 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000.Vlasta has no headstone. 

Family links:
  Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
  Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)
  Adolph Edward Konecny (1896 – 1982)
  Gladys Marie Konecny (Barnes) (1933 – 2008)
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24618889