Historic Plaque, Elise Waerekskjold

Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque in Hamilton, Texas. It reads: "Elise Waerekskjold, (Home 3 blocks W; Grave 6 Blocks NW). Influential early promoter of Norwegian Emigration to Texas: Born Elise Tvede in 1815. In 1846, after John Reiersen migrated to Texas to found the first Norwegian settlement in the state, she became editor of his periodical "Norway and Texas". Through her articles, many were inspired to move here. In 1847 she, too, moved to Texas, and resided in both Van Zandt County and Hamilton County. She married Wilhelm Waerenskjold. Often they welcomed grateful newcomers into their home. Here she helped preserve the history of her people. Died 1895. (1968)"

Creator(s): Belden, Dreanna L.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Hamilton County - Hamilton
Creation Date: March 1, 2006
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Photographing Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 36
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: March 1, 2006
  • Digitized: April 12, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Hamilton County - Hamilton
Coordinates
31.7068792188, -98.1233568761
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
March 1, 2006
Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque in Hamilton, Texas. It reads: "Elise Waerekskjold, (Home 3 blocks W; Grave 6 Blocks NW). Influential early promoter of Norwegian Emigration to Texas: Born Elise Tvede in 1815. In 1846, after John Reiersen migrated to Texas to found the first Norwegian settlement in the state, she became editor of his periodical "Norway and Texas". Through her articles, many were inspired to move here. In 1847 she, too, moved to Texas, and resided in both Van Zandt County and Hamilton County. She married Wilhelm Waerenskjold. Often they welcomed grateful newcomers into their home. Here she helped preserve the history of her people. Died 1895. (1968)"

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Photographing Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: DSCN1739
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11981
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
Points
31.7068792188, -98.1233568761
Historic Plaque, Elise Waerekskjold

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