My Maternal Great Grandmother, Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen

Claussen, and Kobel Ancestors

Emma Elsie Claussen Palen & Phylis Adele Palen-c.1907

Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen & daughter, Phylis Adele Palen, c. 1907, Caledonia, Minnesota. My Grandmother and Great Grandmother. This is the only pic that I have of her. I treasure it, and I share it with others. Emma died before I was born. I wish that I could have known her. Her father was Henry Claussen, and her mother was Maria “Mary” (Kobel) Claussen. They emigrated from Hannover, Prussia (Germany) in 1855.

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

Monee Reservoir, Monee, Will County, Illinois


Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen


Feb. 15, 1865 MoneeWill CountyIllinois, USA


Nov. 27, 1930 DubuqueDubuque County Iowa, USA 

 Daughter of Henry Clausenn and Mary (Koble) Clausenn both born in Germany.

Emigrated in 1855 to Illinois. There name was also spelled Claussen, and Classen. I was so excited to find…

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