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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
[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
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
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
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