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 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 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
Four Generation Hartons

Four Generation Hartons

Date: October 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of four generations of the Harton family at a wedding celebration. Peter Harton and Stephanie Reif Harton sit on two wooden chairs wearing dark-colored formal wear, with flowers pinned to their chests. In the back, a woman identified as Billie Anne Baumert, wears a kimono-style dress. To her left, a man identified as Wilhem Harton is wearing a suit and tie, while holding a young boy identified as Richard Dean Baumert, wearing a tank and shorts. Wallpaper of a floral design covers the wall behind them. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "Four Generations. Billie Ann Harton Baumert - Richard Dean Baumert oldest/first great-gran'son held by Wilhelm Harton. Bestafa - Peter Harton, Bestamon - Stephanie Reif Harton Taken Oct. 1951 @ golden wedding celebration for Bestmon ~ Bestafa @ Danevang, Texas [sic]".
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Warriors of Color

Warriors of Color

Date: 1995
Creator: Sayre, Harold Ray
Description: This text is a compilation of genealogical information regarding 63 African-American "Buffalo Soldiers" enlisted in the U.S. Army. The entries include biographical notes, timelines, and transcripts of documents related to service in the military and life afterward. Index starts on page 520.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Letter from May Patterson Frear Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, March 13, 1920]

[Letter from May Patterson Frear Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, March 13, 1920]

Date: March 13, 1920
Creator: Osterhout, May Patterson Frear
Description: Letter from May Patterson Frear Osterhout to her sister-in-law, Ora Osterhout, with information on the Osterhout genealogy. The information was gathered from the Carnegie Library in San Antonio, Texas and contains information on various family members.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Genealogy for the Osterhout Family]

[Genealogy for the Osterhout Family]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Genealogy of the Osterhout family focusing on the marriages of Gideon and Abigail Osterhout, Pelatiah and Hannah Osterhout, William and Catherine Osterhout, Christian and Sarah Osterhout, and Homer and Elva Christian. The children of these couples are listed below and the birth dates are listed by individuals where they are known.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Ancestral Chart for the Osterhout Family]

[Ancestral Chart for the Osterhout Family]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Ancestral chart to trace the genealogy of Ora Osterhout. Includes the dates of her parents' births, deaths, and marriage along with the names of her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Application for Admission into the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 for May Patterson Osterhout]

[Application for Admission into the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 for May Patterson Osterhout]

Date: November 3, 1922
Creator: Osterhout, May Patterson Frear
Description: Copy of application for admission into the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 for May Patterson Frear Osterhout. The papers include basic personal information about May and her ties to the organization. She applied for membership by right of descent from her grandfather and provided a trace through her genealogy back to him.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]

[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]

Date: January 24, 1931
Creator: Osterhout, Burgess & Osterhout, George E.
Description: The first extract is from Burgess Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout, referred to as Mrs. Paul Osterhout, discussing what he had found at the Osterhout library. He found their family coat of arms and promised to mail her a photo of it. The second letter fragment is from George E. Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout regarding a marker for Jeremiah Osterhout's wife, Juna Reno.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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