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Thielen Family (1768 - 2002) & Decker Family (1863-2002)

Updated January 17, 2004

Marnita Marie Riddle

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This Genealogy page is dedicated to our families - past, present and future. We continue to add new names and dates as they are discovered or as new family members are added.

This Genealogy page includes 2 family trees:

1)The descendents of Mathia Thielen, who was born before 1730 in Germany


2) The descendents of Theodure Decker, who was born on June 29, 1863 in Kehlen, Luxembourg.

These two families were joined together when my parents, Cletus Arthur Thielen and Monica Agnes Decker, were married in 1955 in Dubuque, Iowa.

If it weren't for the efforts of a number of wonderful people, this project would not be possible. Special thanks goes to my uncle, Thoralf Theodore Thielen, known around the world as Fr. Bud to some and as Fr. Korby to others. Without his dedication, hard work and persistence we would not be priviledged to know our families. I had the easiest task of putting the information into the computer.

The information contained in these pages is for your enjoyment and to help in furthering your own research. We are not professional genealogists but hope you find what we have gathered to be helpful. Any information or corrections offered will be graciously accepted. If you're a relative, write us! We'd love to hear from you.

"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it." - W.M. Lewis

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Gandhi

"It's not the years in your life, it's the life in your years." - Abe Lincoln

- Marnita Marie (Thielen) Riddle
Daughter of Cletus Arthur & Monica Agnes (Decker) Thielen

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  • Cletus Thielen Family Tree (101 KB)
    This tree contains only the children of Cletus Thielen & Monica Decker. Cletus (my father) is located on the branch that begins with Mathia Thielen and continues on to Sebastian - Sebastian - Phillip - Sebastian - Petras - Peter -Cletus Thielen (my father).

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