Besse Leone (Koch) Palen, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa

Birth:  Aug. 25, 1895
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

Death:  Mar. 13, 1962
Lee County
Illinois, USA 

Her parents were Emil A. Koch and Dorothea (Dora) Loringett.
Wife of Leopold “Leo” Frank Palen from Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota.
Married: 8 January 1916 in St. Raphael’s Cathedral, Dubuque, Iowa. They both were Catholic.

They resided at 815 Galena Ave, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. Besse was a Homemaker.
Mother of Virginia Palen (Long), Father “Bob” Robert Leon Palen, and William “Billy” Edward Palen. 

Family links:
Emil August Koch (1856 – 1906)
Dorothea Loringette Koch (1856 – 1937)

Leopold “Leo” Frank Palen (1890 – 1971)

Robert Leon Palen (1916 – 2002)
Virginia Besse Palen Long (1919 – 2015)

William Koch (1898 – 1984)

Name Bessie Koch
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Dubuque Ward 5, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Gender Female
Age 14
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1896
Birthplace Iowa
Father’s Birthplace Germany
Mother’s Birthplace Switzerland
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 1
Nora Koch Head F 54 Switzerland
Clara M Koch Daughter F 19 Iowa
Bessie Koch Daughter F 14 Iowa
William Koch Son M 11 Iowa
Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 March 2017), Bessie Koch in household of Nora Koch, Dubuque Ward 5, Dubuque, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 136, sheet 1A, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 402; FHL microfilm 1,374,415.

Besse Leone <i>Koch</i> Palen
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

Besse Leone <i>Koch</i> Palen
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Besse Leone <i>Koch</i> Palen

Christian Gottlieb Koch, Sr, Mullheim, Loerrach, Baden, Germany


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Anna Maria Fricker and Christian Gottlieb Koch, Sr.~from Mülheim, Loerrach, Baden.

They were the parents of Christian Gottlieb, Jr. and Emil August Koch of Müllheim, Lorrach, Baden.

Their parents were Johann Georg Koch and Anna Maria Roll, of Nagold, Baden; and Matthias Fricker and Katharina Renckert of Mullheim, Loerrach, Baden. 

Anna Maria Fricker

Born:  6 July 1816 in Mulheim, Loerrach, Baden. 

Christened: 14 July 1816 in Evangelisch, Mülheim, Loerrach, Baden. 

Married: 11 August 1850 in Evangelisch, Mülheim, Loerrach, Baden. 

Died: 6 June 1858 in Mulheim, Loerrach, Baden.

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Christian Gottlieb Koch, Sr.

Born: 11 July 1823 in Nagold, Calw, Baden-Wuerttemburg, Germany.

Died: 21 June 1857 in Mullheim, Loerrach, Baden.

Exact burial location unknown as of 2 December 2016.

“My grandfather Ed Koch was a brother to Bessie Koch Palen,  I have lots of Koch and Fricker data. Christian Gottlieb Koch married Anna Maria Fricker,  the marriage date is 1850.  Fricker had 3 children  before marrying Koch as a single woman, 2 unnamed sons and a daughter anna maria fricker junior who immigrated to st. Louis as did her half brother christian gottlieb koch  junior son of senior koch and senior fricker.  please get in touch with me.  knew Father Bob Palen (the family called him that), even danced with him at gpa and gmas golden wedding party.  nancy jansen stensland born in dubuque iowa, now in grundy center iowa   my mother was gladys koch jansen oldest girl of ed and lena koch.”  source: Nancy Jansen Stensland,, 2 December 2016

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Emil August Koch
event date:
14 Sep 1872
event place:
New York, New York, New York, United States
country of origin or birth:
estimated birth year:
departure port:
last residence: 
United States
transit or travel compartment: 
manifest identification number:
nara publication title:
Germans to America Passenger Data file, 1850-1897
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Citing this Record“United States, Germans to America Index, 1850-1897,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 Dec 2012), Emil-A. Koch, 1872.

“Emil was born on August 11, 1856 in Mullheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
He came to the U.S. on 14 September 1872 from Germany.

Name L F Palen
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 08 Jan 1916
Event Place Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Gender Male
Age 25
Birth Year (Estimated) 1891
Father’s Name Frank J Palen
Mother’s Name Emma Klassen
Spouse’s Name Bess Koch
Spouse’s Gender Female
Spouse’s Age 21
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated) 1895
Spouse’s Father’s Name A A Koch
Spouse’s Mother’s Name Dora
Citing this Record
“Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934”, database, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2016), L F Palen and Bess Koch, 1916.

He married Dorothea “Dora” Loringette on November 28, 1877 in Dubuque, Iowa.
He died on April 20, 1906, in Dubuque, Iowa.

Emil and Dora had eight children: Dorothea (Dora), Amelia (Millie), Anna (Annie), Edward Emil, Mathilda (Tillie), Clara, Besse Leone, and William (Bill) Koch. 

An orphan at age 2, Emil became a barrel maker for Dubuque Malting Company. His wife’s mother was a midwife and a nurse. 

Emil’s wife, Dora, was born on June 25, 1856 in Grusch, Graubunden, Switzerland. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1872. Dora died on October 17, 1937, in Dubuque, Iowa. 

The Koch family ancestors lived in Nagold, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany and Müllheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, (formerly Holland, now Germany). 

The Loringette family ancestors lived in Schied and Grusch, Graubunden, Switzerland. Emil’s parents were Christian Gottlieb Koch (born July 11, 1823 in Nagold, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany and died on June 21, 1857 in Müllheim, (Duchy of Baden, now Baden-Wuerttemberg),Germany, and Anna Maria Fricker (born July 6, 1816 in Mullheim and died on June 6, 1858). 

Christian’s parents were Johann George Koch (born July 14, 1782 in Nagold, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 28, 1853) and Anna Maria Noll (Roll on some of the documents; she was born on September 8, 1780 in Oberjettingen, Germany; married on January 31, 1809; and died on January 17, 1840.)

 Johann’s parents were Peter Koch (a linen weaver in Nagold, Wuerttemberg, Germany) and Rosina Mullerin. Anna’s parents were Johann Conrad Noll and Anna Maria Grafin.” source: Mark Richard Long, December 30, 2011

Family links:
Dorothea Loringette Koch (1856 – 1937)

Besse Leone Koch Palen (1895 – 1962)
William Koch (1898 – 1984)

Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Sec. A, Row 10, Stone 31

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Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Jun 25, 2011
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Müllheim is located in the center of Markgräflerland, in between the “Bath triangle” of Badenweiler, Bad Krozingen and Bad Bellingen. The city lies between the Rhine valley and the Black Forest with hills devoted largely to vineyards.

Müllheim is bordered by Auggen (to the south), Vögisheim to the southeast, and Hügelheim to the north. The main artery is the B3 which runs a north-south route along Müllheim’s western side. It lies between Freiburg in the north and BaselSwitzerland to the south on this route. source: Wikipedia

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Birth:  Nov. 26, 1886
Nebraska, USA
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Iowa, USA

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