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 Resource Type: Legal Document
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
Release of Oil and Gas Lease

Release of Oil and Gas Lease

Date: February 14, 1927
Creator: unknown
Description: Release document of an oil and gas lease between the Roxana Petroleum Corporation and Carl Harton and his wife Christiane Harton. The document states that the petroleum company is relinquishing 70 acres of property in Wharton County, along with all rights, to the Hartons. Signatures were made on the bottom by the vice-president of the corporation and a notary. When closed, on the back, the top quarter of the document condenses the document into two lines of text that read, "Release of Oil and Gas Lease Roxana Petroleum Corporation To."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 164

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 164

Date: 1887-10/1888-07
Creator: unknown
Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County in Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick paid a total of $2.62 in state and county taxes for this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, Jno. D. McCall, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
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Annual Occupation Tax Recepit Number 230

Annual Occupation Tax Recepit Number 230

Date: 1885-11/1886-09
Creator: unknown
Description: Occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick paid ten dollars for both a state and county tax. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, whose signature can be seen on the bottom left corner.
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Notice of Classification

Notice of Classification

Date: February 20, 1943
Creator: U.S. Government Printing Office
Description: Notice of classification postcard sent out by the Local Board in Wharton, Texas, to Ejner Larsen Wind in Danevang. The front side lists the registrant name and Ejner's classification, as well as a stamp of approval and a signature by John Norris. It ends with fine print concerning the right to appeal. On the back, there is postage information.
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Senate Resolution Number Twenty-Eight - In Memory of Lawrence J. Petersen

Senate Resolution Number Twenty-Eight - In Memory of Lawrence J. Petersen

Date: February 2, 2005
Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate
Description: Resolution document composed by the Senate of the State of Texas that was created and sent to the Petersen family in condolences for the death of Lawrence J. Petersen. The first page of the document gives an account of Mr. Petersen's accomplishments both professionally and as a member of the community. The second page resolves to provide the surviving family - including siblings, wife, children, and grandchildren - a copy of the resolution expressing their sympathies. It is signed by the president, secretary, and a member of the Senate. A gold seal with two purple stripes has been placed besides the signatures on the left side. Both sheets have been stapled within the fold of a third piece of paper.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Andrew Jensen's Promissory Note to Danevang Farmer's Cooperative]

[Andrew Jensen's Promissory Note to Danevang Farmer's Cooperative]

Date: February 9, 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: Promissory note from Andrew J. Jensen to the Danevang Farmer's Cooperative Society over a sum of twenty five dollars. The note is signed on the bottom right corner by Andrew. A red stamp with the date has been placed on this corner as well.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Certificate of Naturalization]

[Certificate of Naturalization]

Date: May 4, 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Certificate of naturalization given to Helvig Jensen Berndt by the United States Department of Commerce and Labor. A black and white illustration of an eagle emblem is at the very top, flanked by the title of the document. The text on the page gives the names of Helvig's children and wife as well as a short physical description of Helvig. There is hand-written text on the back of the document which reads, "H. J. Berndt is U. S. Citizen since May 4, 1908."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Senate Resolution - Declaring Danevang to be the Danish Capital of the State of Texas

Senate Resolution - Declaring Danevang to be the Danish Capital of the State of Texas

Date: May 30, 1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Senate resolution declaring Danevang to be the Danish capital of the state of Texas. The document lists some information about Danevang's heritage and some of the community's feats, and resolves that the resolution pass the 71st state legislature. It is signed by the president of the Senate, W. P. Hobby, as well as other members of the senate. A gold seal sticker has been placed on the bottom left corner, and the document itself stapled into the fold of a second sheet of paper.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Letter Declaring Danevang to be the Danish Capital of the State of Texas

Letter Declaring Danevang to be the Danish Capital of the State of Texas

Date: June 22, 1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Correspondence sent to Mrs. Elsie Christiansen from D. R. "Tom" Uher, a member of the House of Representatives in the state of Texas. The document gives Mrs. Christiansen notice that House Concurrent Resolution 21 passed by both houses of the state congress, which made Danevang the Danish capital of Texas. Accompanying information indicates that Homer Smith worked with Mr. Uher on the process.
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Andrew Jensen's Naturalization Papers

Andrew Jensen's Naturalization Papers

Date: June 1, 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: Certificate of naturalization provided to Andrew Jensen after he became a citizen of the United States. Some biographical information is provided as well as additional standard signatures and bureaucratic fine print. There are two stamps on the back of the certificate, both of which appear to be written in Danish.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society