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[Soldiers Pay Record Book]

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 June 15,1919. He applied for War Risk Insurance in the amount of $10,000.
Date: January 1, 1919
Item Type: Book
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Gesetze und Nebengesetze der 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.
Date: 1891
Creator: Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Nebengesetze der unentwegt Loge No. 160

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.
Date: 1890~
Creator: O. D. H. S.
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

The Family History of Jorgen and Ane Ingvardsen

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.
Date: February 5, 2005
Creator: Ingvardsen, Gary Allen & Flagg, Irene Hansen
Item Type: Book
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1940 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photograph of a confirmation class standing in a grassy outdoor area close by some trees. Six girls in white dresses stand in the front row while five boys who are mostly only able to seen from the neck up, stand directly behind them. In the background a steeple with a cross on the top is visible.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1936 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photo depicting the girls of the confirmation class of 1936 standing on the steps of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. The girls, who are all wearing white dresses, are arranged in two rows. They are accompanied by a man in a dark suit and tie identified as Pastor A.E. Frost. Behind the group, the church doors and a faint inscription above it as well as two windows are visible.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1936 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photograph of a confirmation class standing in front of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. A mixture of boys and girls dressed in formal attire are arranged on the steps before the church building which has the inscription "ANS GAR KIRKE" written on the arched window above its doors. Two other windows on either side of the doors are visible behind the group.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1944 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photograph of the 1944 confirmation class standing in front of the [Danevang Lutheran Church], whose doors are open. Six girls in white dresses with flowers pinned to their chests stand in the front row while six boys, also formally dressed, stand in the back. They are accompanied by a man on the right identified as Pastor Vaghn Duus. The photograph has a decorative border above which a handwritten note in Danish was penned.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1934 Confirmation

Description: A black and white photo of a confirmation class standing on the steps of a church. An elderly couple identified as Pastor N.P. Hald and Mrs. Hald stand in the middle of the youth, who are dressed formally.
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[1946 Confirmation]

Description: Black and white photo of a confirmation class, composed of six boys and one girl, all of whom are formally dressed and have a flower pinned to their chest. They are accompanied by an older man on the left who is identified as Pastor Vaghn Duus. Behind them is a building whose doors are partly visible.
Date: 1946
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1941 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photograph of the confirmation class standing in front of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. Seven girls and six boys stand arranged in three rows in front of the church building. They are accompanied by an older man, identified as Pastor A.E. Frost on the left. Behind the group, the church doors and two windows are visible. Above the building's doors is the inscription "ANS GAR KIRKE." On the back of the photograph is a note written in Danish.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1949 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photo of the 1949 confirmation class, composed of four girls and four boys. The girls are each wearing a white dress and the boys are each wearing suits. Each individual has a flower pinned to their chests. They stand in two rows in front of an altar that features a figure of Jesus Christ.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1940 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photograph of the 1940 confirmation class of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. Six girls in white dresses stand in the front row while five boys in suits stand directly behind them on the steps of the church building. Two windows are visible behind them.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1936 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photo of the girls and boys of the 1936 confirmation class standing in front of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. The girls stand front and center of the boys and Pastor Frost. The church doors and two windows are visible behind them.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Carl Larsen in Front of Pioneer House

Description: Photograph of an older man, identified as Carl Larsen standing outdoors in front of a two-story house. He wears a white shirt tucked into gray pants. The house behind him has two doorways, a roof covered by tar paper, and siding that looks aged and weathered. The man stands next to a sign with red lettering. It states, "Future home of Danevang Heritage Society Museum." An address appears to be listed in the bottom, but it is too small and the photograph too out-of-focus to be read with certainty.
Date: September 11, 1995
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pioneer House

Description: Photograph of a man and a woman standing outside next to a house. The woman, identified as Elsie Christensen, looks to her left while resting her right arm inside a window ledge. She wears a blue print top and a dark, pleated skirt. To her right, the man, identified as Pastor Fred Toerne, stands on the grass smiling at the camera. Accompanying information states they are at Pioneer House before repairs were made. The house appears to be a two-story structure. Door and window holes have been made, but no permanent structures have been installed. A small scaffold is in the background, a short distance away from Pastor Toerne.
Date: September 11, 1995
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hansen Shed

Description: Photograph of a single-story home taken a short distance away from the front door. The house has horizontal, white siding and dark shingles covering a gable roof. A wooden set of steps and railing leads to a single gray door on the right wall. There are no visible windows. In the distance, an empty plot of land and some trees can be seen. Accompanying information states this is the Hansen Shed, perhaps referring to the owner.
Date: September 11, 1995
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang Baseball Team

Description: A black and white photograph of a baseball team in baseball uniforms, including baseball caps, at the Danevang baseball diamond. Four team members are seated while eight are standing behind them. One man who is not wearing a uniform stands slightly to the right of them.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Leaving Pioneer House

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing outdoors near what appears to be a single-story structure. Two older men are walking towards a white car on the left, while others are heading towards a black truck closest to the house. Though mostly cropped out of the picture on the right side, the house is in different stages of repair. The roof and the walls have been covered with different construction underlayments, but the patio's entire wood framework can still be seen. In the distance, a few trees and telephone poles are visible.
Date: September 11, 1995
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Girls Volleyball and Boys Basketball Teams

Description: Black and white photograph of a co-ed group of athletes in uniform posed in the Danevang school yard. According to accompanying information, the boys make up a basketball team and the girls constitute a volleyball team. The boys' basketball team is standing in the back row and the girls' volleyball team is seated in the front row with the exception of one girl standing, who is not wearing a uniform. The boys' uniform is a tank top and shorts. The girls' uniform is a shirt and shorts. One male team member is holding a basketball while one female team member is holding a volleyball.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pioneer House

Description: Photograph of a group of older men and women standing outdoors in front of a two-story house. Although names have been provided by accompanying information, they have not been matched properly to the people in the picture. They stand in front of a small scaffold that touches the edge of a sloping roof that covers the patio. The overhang created by the roof is supported by two wooden columns. Construction underlayment covers the part of the house that is closest to them. The rest of the house, on the other hand, appears to be much older; the siding, for instance, looks aged and weathered. Tar paper covers intersecting gable roofs on all sides.
Date: September 11, 1995
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pitcher and Catcher

Description: Copy negative of two baseball players identified as Gerhart Harton (the catcher) and Carl Jenson (the pitcher) in Danevang, Texas. They are standing side-by-side out-of-doors, wearing baseball uniforms including baseball hats and gloves.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pioneer House

Description: Photograph of a group of older men and women standing outside of a two-story house. Although names have been provided through accompanying information, they have not been matched properly to the photograph. They stand in a line in front of a patio and a small scaffold. The patio is covered by a sloping roof surface supported by slender wooden columns. The left part of the house appears to be older than the right, judging by the aged look of the siding that covers that part of the house. The right side, on the other hand, looks to be an add-on to the house. Much of its walls have been covered by construction underlayment. The roofs, additionally, have been covered in tar paper.
Date: September 11, 1995
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang School 7th & 8th Grade

Description: Copy negative of the Danevang School 7th and 8th grade class and their teacher posing for a picture in front of their school building. A series of bushes can be seen behind them. The back row, from left to right, has been identified as Donald Lykke, Gilbert Nelsen, Gunnar Thyssen, Norma Andersen, Miss Mary Bell (their teacher), and Louise Hansen. The bottom row, from left to right, has been identified as Holger Thyssen, Kenneth Strarup, Donald Nielsen, Elaine Hansen, Elenora Hansen, and Dagmar Thyssen.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society