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  Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
 Resource Type: Legal Document
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]

[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]

Date: 1919-06-26/1940-06-24
Creator: unknown
Description: Discharge paper given to Andrew J. Jensen from the Army of the United States. The document states that Andrew was honorably discharged from his position of mechanic by reason of demobilization. Andrew's physical description follows, along with signatures from a commanding officer. Further biographical information is given on the back. Additionally, a piece of paper has been stapled on the back that was signed by the clerk of the county court in Wharton authenticating the document.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Andrew & Dagny Jensen Marriage License

Andrew & Dagny Jensen Marriage License

Date: December 29, 1922
Creator: Kral, F. L.
Description: Marriage license provided to Anders Jessen Jensen and Dagny Andersen from the Wharton County courthouse. 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. Hand-written text has been placed in several areas: where it calls for the names of the couple, dates, signatures, etc. The actual ceremony was ordained by Pastor J. A. M. Rodholm. When closed, the information provided in the opened document is condensed into the upper half of the document's back.
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 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
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
Revaluation Policy of Property

Revaluation Policy of Property

Date: August 23, 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Insurance policy document written in Danish. It was sent by Carl Harton in order to apply for membership to cover household goods against fire or lightning damages. When folded, the document acts as a pamphlet on the back, where much of its bylaws and fine print policies appear to be stated.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Mrs. C. C. Jensen's Insurance Policy]

[Mrs. C. C. Jensen's Insurance Policy]

Date: 1931
Creator: unknown
Description: Insurance policy document belonging to Mrs. C. C. Jensen of Danevang, Texas. According to the content in the document, she applied for membership with the Danish Mutual Insurance Association for protection against any fire or lightening damage that could affect her home and furnishings. Signatures from the president and secretary of the organization can be seen at the bottom, by P. J. Petersen and Peter Harton, respectively. When folded, the back of the document acts as a pamphlet that lists the various bylaws and article of the insurance organization.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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
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
Notice of Classification

Notice of Classification

Date: August 8, 1942
Creator: United States. Government Printing Office.
Description: Notice of classification document sent out by the Local Board in Wharton, Texas, to Ejner Larsen Wind in Danevang. The front side lists the registrant name as well as a stamp of approval and a signature by a member of the Local Board (name is partially visible but a hard crease halfway down the middle of the postcard has rendered it difficult to read). It ends with fine print concerning the right to appeal. On the back, there is postage information.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society