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  Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[Articles of Agreement for Warranty Deed]

[Articles of Agreement for Warranty Deed]

Date: 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Deed recording the transaction between Laurits J. Lykke and his wife Hanna with Carl Harton regarding the sell of 70 acres of land in Wharton County, which was sold to Carl for a total sum of $8,298.12. The document goes on to give specific payment schedules and other relevant information. The deed is held together with a second document, a smaller piece of paper that was signed by a notary of Wharton County authenticating the transaction.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Community Hall

Community Hall

Date: 1894/1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of exterior of the Danevang community hall. Five cars are parked outside, within the confines of a small chicken wire fence. A small secondary, adjacent, single-story structure lies just to the right of the community hall. There are a series of three tombstones a few feet from each other in front of the building. On the back of the postcard, hand-written text in blue ink reads, " No 10 from Helga Thyssen for archives".
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Confirmation Certificate]

[Confirmation Certificate]

Date: January 2, 1891
Creator: unknown
Description: Certificate from a confirmation ceremony in 1891 written in Danish. An illustrated image of Jesus Christ holding the Eucharist is at the very top of the document. Below this is both printed and written text listing Martin Skjoldborg Kristiansen's name, who was presumably the person in the confirmation. Pastor S. H. Madsen's signature is at the bottom of the document. Flanking the portion of the text on the right and left sides are illustrated images of two angels inside circular motifs that are emerging from foliage. The very bottom of the document has one final illustration: an open book accompanied by a cross and chalice, also inside a circular motif, and flanked on either side by foliage. Accompanying information indicates that Martin was a "brother to Anne Marie Christiansen who is Doyle Schaer's grandmother - married to Peter Blasuis Nielsen."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Ella Kristine Hansen Allenson

Ella Kristine Hansen Allenson

Date: 1899/1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a young woman, identified as Ella Kristine Hansen Allenson, sitting on an upholstered chair in front of a dark background. Her hair is tied in the back, and she wears a long-sleeved dress cinched at the waist. There is lace trim on both her sleeves and neckline. The photograph has been placed inside a decorative envelope sleeve. When closed, the front flap has an embossed circular motif.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Four Danevang Homes

Four Danevang Homes

Date: 1895/1995
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a composite image of four homes belonging to the Danevang family. They are all two-story structures but vary in architectural details, number of windows, construction materials, and landscape elements. The two on top look to be more suburban in setting, while the two on the bottom appear to be located in a rural environment. There is no addressee on the back of the postcard, but various notes have been written on it. Rough, black patches of paper remain from wherever it was torn out of.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Gesetze und Nebengesetze der Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties

Gesetze und Nebengesetze der Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties

Date: 1891
Creator: Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties
Description: This short pamphlet contains the laws and bylaws of the German-American Mutual Fire Insurance Association for Travis and Neighboring Counties. The document describes the association's structure and rules for conducting business including: its purpose, titles and duties of officers, election of officers, intake of new members, types of insurance offered, procedures for investigating claims, and making changes to the laws and bylaws. The sitting president and secretary are named on the second to last page, and the last page contains a table of contents.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
H. J. Berndt as a Guard for Kaiser Wilhelm

H. J. Berndt as a Guard for Kaiser Wilhelm

Date: 1890
Creator: Lange, Paul
Description: Color photograph of a black and white portrait of a man in a military uniform posed next to an elaborate piece of furniture. He is identified as H.J. Berndt, who served as a guard for Kaiser Wilhelm in Germany when Germany occupied the Southern part of Denmark. His uniform consists of a single-breasted jacket with a row of buttons down the center. At his waist, he is wearing a belt. He is also wearing light colored pants and boots. His right ankle is crossed over his left ankle and one of his hands rests on the table beside him.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Hans Nickolas Hansen

Hans Nickolas Hansen

Date: 1890/1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Bust portrait postcard of a man identified as Hans Nickolas (Nicole) Hansen. He is in front of a light-colored backdrop wearing a bow tie and suit jacket over a light-colored shirt. Because of a probable mistake in the way the postcard was developed, there is a large black mass that covers the bottom part of the image. On the back, the postcard has been addressed to "Mrs. Gertrude Hansen" at "D & R, El Campo, Texas 77437 63-4330 C."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
J. C. Evers and Family

J. C. Evers and Family

Date: 1890/1895
Creator: unknown
Description: Studio photograph of J. C. Evers and his family posing in front of a light-colored backdrop and a set of pulled curtains. J. C. Evers himself is sitting on a chair on the far left. He wears a three-piece suit with a dark tie. A young woman is behind him on the right wearing a turtleneck top with a dark, belted skirt. Two children are in the middle, a girl and a boy; presumably siblings. A fourth person, an older woman dressed in dark clothing, is seated on the far right in a wicker chair. The photograph has been pasted on a stiff, cardboard matte surface that is chipping on the top left corner. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "From Abelona Wind Harton. Friends with family in Danevang. Evers lived in 424 East corner of second [difficult to read] from right."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Kaiser Wilhelm and His Guards in Potsdam

Kaiser Wilhelm and His Guards in Potsdam

Date: 1892
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of a black and white photograph depicting Kaiser Wilhelm II walking by a line of his guards in Potsdam, Germany. Visible on the left, he and his officers are dressed in full military uniforms which include jackets, pants, boots, and sashes. Kaiser Wilhelm II is the most decorated man in the group; various medals are strewn across his chest. A long line of guards stand at attention on his right, one of whom is H.J. Berndt, denoted by an arrow that has been penned in on the photograph's surface. They are all standing near a large building whose exterior is in the classical style. On the left hand corner of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "...on a visit by Kaiser Wilhelm II, in Potsdam, by Berlin, in 1892, by H.J. Berndt."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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