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1983 Confirmation
Color photograph of a confirmation class standing outside of the [Danevang Lutheran Church] dressed in white religious robes with red flowers pinned to their chests. One man in front wears a red stole and a necklace with a cross pendant. The rest of the group is comprised of four girls and one boy. They each have a red flower pinned to their robe. The building's doors and exterior facade as well as a handrail are visible behind them.
Chris Larsen Home
Photograph of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Mrs. Chris Larsen. The photograph was taken behind a parked car; the hood and antennae of the car are visible in the foreground. The house has white siding, double-hung windows, a shingled gabled roof, and an overhang supported by two slender columns. Next to the set of steps leading to the front porch is a rosebush. To the right and left of the house, as well as behind it, there are several tall, leafless trees. There are three pink stamps on the back of the photograph of a leaping fox with the accompanying text: "Fox Photo. This paper manufactured by Kodak Feb 83 - HOU".
Danevang Danish Singers
Photograph of a group of older men and women singing inside St. Phillips Hall in El Campo, Texas. The front row is composed of women in traditional Danish costumes: crochet-trim aprons tied at the waist over black dresses, black bonnets tied around the neck, and long-sleeved white shirts. They are singing from sheets of music that they hold near their chests. They have been identified, from left to right, as Marie Bram, Ingeborgh Berndt Atchetee, Helena Berndt Lauritsen, Gudrun Jensen, and Lillian Roberts. There are four men in the back. They too hold red pieces of paper. They have been identified, from left to right, as Fred Swendsen, Andrew Enemark Berndt, Pastor Eric Moller, and Otto Harton. The top of a Christmas tree is behind them, as well as a drop-down projection screen, a green wreath, and a clock off to the left.
[History of Danish Pioneers as Told by Andrew Enemark Berndt]
Brief nine-page typed account of the history of Danish settlers in Texas written by Andrew Enermark Berndt over a period, it would seem, of several years. He begins by explaining the lineage of his parents, Laura and Helvig Berndt, and progresses to his family's immigration from Denmark to the United States sometime between the 1840's and the beginning of World War I. A short anecdote is given about his father's butchering of a wild hog. His father, Helvig, bought 3,000 acres of land that now makes up modern day Danevang from a land survey company. Danevang, roughly translated, means Danish Meadows. The last few pages are sprinkled with stories of hardship for these pioneers and the successful establishment of a fire and storm insurance agency, as well as a telephone company that served to modernize their small community.