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[Soldiers Pay Record Book]

[Soldiers Pay Record Book]

Date: January 1, 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: Soldiers pay record book from World War I belonging to Andrew Jensen. Information recorded includes total monthly pay, deductions, net monthly pay, date paid, and the name of the quartermaster making the payment. According to the title page, this book was carried by the soldier for his own records. The book indicates that Jensen's total monthly wages were $33.00, and his net monthly pay, after $7.00 deducted for insurance, was $26.00. His monthly pat later went up to $40.20 total and $33.20 net. Jensen was drafted into the National Army on September 19, 1917 and reported to Bay City, Texas. The pay book was opened on January 1, 1919, and he returned to the U.S. from foreign service on July 29, 1887. He applied for War Risk Insurance in the amount of $10,000.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Gesetze und Nebengesetze der Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties

Gesetze und Nebengesetze der Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties

Date: 1891
Creator: Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties
Description: This short pamphlet contains the laws and bylaws of the German-American Mutual Fire Insurance Association for Travis and Neighboring Counties. The document describes the association's structure and rules for conducting business including: its purpose, titles and duties of officers, election of officers, intake of new members, types of insurance offered, procedures for investigating claims, and making changes to the laws and bylaws. The sitting president and secretary are named on the second to last page, and the last page contains a table of contents.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Nebengesetze der unentwegt Loge No. 160

Nebengesetze der unentwegt Loge No. 160

Date: 1890~
Creator: O. D. H. S.
Description: This short pamphlet constitutes the bylaws of the O. D. H. S. steadfast lodge number 160, a chapter of the Order of the Sons of Hermann which was devoted to the preservation of German heritage and culture. The document describes rules for calling meetings, intake of new members, collecting membership dues, electing officers, attendance at member funerals, and making changes to the bylaws. The last page lists the officers of the lodge at the time the bylaws were approved.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
The Family History of Jorgen and Ane Ingvardsen

The Family History of Jorgen and Ane Ingvardsen

Date: February 5, 2005
Creator: Ingvardsen, Gary Allen
Description: Family genealogy tracing the descendants of Jorgen and Ane Ingvardsen who immigrated from Denmark and settled in Danevang, Texas around 1904. The table of contents lists: Tusind Tak, History, Register Report of Ingvart Hansen Ingvardsen, Kinship Report of Ingvart Hansen Ingvardsen, and an index (starting on page 37). Documentation also includes immigration records for family members with a photocopy of the original manifest, and photographs from several generations.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[1958 Confirmation Class]

[1958 Confirmation Class]

Date: 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1958 confirmation class and their pastor gathered for a group picture inside a church. Behind them, inside a small alcove is a statue of Jesus Christ with hands outspread in front of him looking down. They are all wearing formal attire. The boys wear two-piece suits and the girls are in light-colored dresses. They all have corsages pinned to their chests. From left to right, they have been identified as: Top row: Harold Smith, Ronnie Dippel, David Hildpold, Lilburn Shulty (possibly), and Pastor Jespersen. Bottom row: Gendra Bram (possibly), Marilyn Thaysen, Beverly Waldman, and "Mike" Brodsgaard. These names are also hand-written on the back of the photograph in black ink.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Family Photograph at Margaret & Arnold Juhl Wedding]

[Family Photograph at Margaret & Arnold Juhl Wedding]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large number of people gathered together for a group picture in front of a closed curtain. According to the line of text that prefaces the names on the bottom part of the image, the photograph was "taken at the 50th anniversary of Margaret and Arnold Juhl at the Danevang Hall." They are all dressed in formal attire. Further, with the exception of two members of the group, they all also wear glasses. From left to right, they have been identified as: Top row: Anna Skalicky, Rudolph Skalicky, Edythe Michaelsen, Hans Michaelsen, Vavie Skalicky, Frank Skalicky. Middle row: Frank Witcher, Charles Corley, Christian Michaelsen, Arnold Juhl, Sophus Michaelsen, George Michaelsen, Carl Michaelsen. Bottom row: Clara Witcher, Helen Corley, Clara Michaelsen, Margaret Juhl, Methea Michaelsen, Helena Michaelsen, and Hilda Michaelsen.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[C. Adler in Cotton Marketing Harlingen Office ]

[C. Adler in Cotton Marketing Harlingen Office ]

Date: unknown
Creator: Gale, Eleanor
Description: Photograph of a man sitting behind a large wooden work desk. Two empty chairs are on either side in the front. The surface of the desk is covered in various office supplies and stacks of papers. Behind the man, there is a phone, a rolled up newspaper, and a slender lamp on a second, smaller desk. Additionally, there is a map of the southern tip of Texas hanging on the wall, which is covered in wooden panels. The man, identified as C. Adler, smiles at the camera and wears a short-sleeve shirt. Hand-written notations on the back of the photograph state that he was at the Cotton Marketing Harlingen office, and that "many farmers worked with him." All four corners of the photograph are slightly torn.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Helvig Berndt on Accordion

Helvig Berndt on Accordion

Date: 1930/1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an elderly man, identified as Helvig Jensen Berndt, sitting on a round couch with an accordion. He wears a suit and thin bow tie. His hands are clasped around the accordion which rests on his lap. Behind him, a window partially covered by a curtain is seen. To the left, in front of Helvig, a wrapped present and a tall arrangement of flowers have been placed on a small table.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Group of People Seated at Long Table]

[Group of People Seated at Long Table]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large group of people seated on a long table that has been covered by a white tablecloth. Several white cups, some silverware, and a few books are on the table. The group is inside a large interior space. In the background, there are two girls looking down at a baby in a crib. From left to right, starting with the man wearing the horn-rimmed glasses whose face has been blurred by the camera's flash, they have been identified as: Glen Hutson, Henrietta Bram, Otto Bram, Darlene Miksik, Wesley Miksik, Henry Nielsen, Joyce Nielson, Curtis Jensen, Patty Jensen, Bertha Jensen, Carl Hiltpold, Lillie Hiltpold, Lillie Hansen, Olaf Hansen, Elsie Christensen, and Oscar V. Christensen.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
J. C. Evers and Family

J. C. Evers and Family

Date: 1890/1895
Creator: unknown
Description: Studio photograph of J. C. Evers and his family posing in front of a light-colored backdrop and a set of pulled curtains. J. C. Evers himself is sitting on a chair on the far left. He wears a three-piece suit with a dark tie. A young woman is behind him on the right wearing a turtleneck top with a dark, belted skirt. Two children are in the middle, a girl and a boy; presumably siblings. A fourth person, an older woman dressed in dark clothing, is seated on the far right in a wicker chair. The photograph has been pasted on a stiff, cardboard matte surface that is chipping on the top left corner. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "From Abelona Wind Harton. Friends with family in Danevang. Evers lived in 424 East corner of second [difficult to read] from right."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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