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  Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
 Resource Type: Legal Document
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
Power of Attoney from Lykke Heirs to Peter Harton

Power of Attoney from Lykke Heirs to Peter Harton

Date: July 27, 1931
Creator: unknown
Description: Power of attorney document, also known as a letter of attorney, between the Lykke heirs and Peter Harton. The first page lists the individuals present during the document's creation. The second page describes the transaction between the Lykkes and Peter Harton, who is receiving a sizable amount of property, as well as the right to manage and control the property in any way he sees fit.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Articles of Incorporation of the Danish Mutual Insurance Company]

[Articles of Incorporation of the Danish Mutual Insurance Company]

Date: 1901-05/1901-06
Creator: unknown
Description: Legal document inaugurating the Danish Mutual Insurance Company's corporate membership, filed through the Secretary of State's office in Austin, Texas, and signed under a notary. The document specifies a twenty year lifetime minimum and the seven men of the first board of directors who will be in charge of insuring both Wharton and Matagorda counties. They are as follows : Neils Christian Jensen, Marcus Nielsen, Helvig Jensen Berndt, H. P. Hermansen, Jasper J. Juhl, Marcus Christensen, and Niels M. Hansen.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Marriage License of Carl Harton & Anna Krenek

Marriage License of Carl Harton & Anna Krenek

Date: November 3, 1933
Creator: Kral, F. L.
Description: Marriage license provided to Carl Harton and Louise Krenek, presided by F. L. Kral, the county clerk of Wharton County. There is a black and white illustration at the very top of the document of a bell composed entirely of small flowers, with a leafy vine emerging from the back of the bell and encircling it in an arc. This bell is inside a circular motif with decorative geometric elements around the edge, and is flanked on both sides by bold, Old English text that declares the document as a Marriage License. When closed, the information provided in the opened document is condensed into the uppermost quarter of the document's back.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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
Chattel Mortgage to First National Bank of El Campo by Andrew Jensen

Chattel Mortgage to First National Bank of El Campo by Andrew Jensen

Date: May 10, 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Document recording a mortgage taken out by Andrew Jensen from the First National Bank of El Campo, Texas. Andrew took out three hundred dollars with a ten percent interest. A piece of paper has been stapled on the back with a stamp of approval and two postage stamps.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Andrew Jensen's Declaration of Intention

Andrew Jensen's Declaration of Intention

Date: May 27, 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Declaration of Intention given to Andrew Jensen from the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Signed in the county of Matagorda, the document declares Andrew's intention to become a natural citizen of the United States. It renounces his citizenship in Denmark and the King Frederick VIII. An embossed seal can be seen on the bottom left corner.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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