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
 Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: May 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26714820

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

Coat of arms of Müllheim

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