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  Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
 Resource Type: Legal Document
 County: Wharton County, TX
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
[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 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
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
[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
[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
[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
[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
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
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
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