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[Portrait of Madsen Children]

Description: Studio photograph of three Madsen children in front of a hanging backdrop in a well-lit space. They are standing on a rug. There are two boys and one girl. The boys are wearing belted outfits, boots, and a kind of lace neck-piece around the collar of their shirts. The girl is wearing a light-colored dress and triple-strap flat shoes. She stands on a chair in between the two boys. User Feedback: "This photo is of 3 BOYS of the Chris Madsen family from Danevang. The boy on the left is Frederick. The boy on the right is Dr. Alva Charles Madsen. The child on the chair in the middle is actually a boy also----my father H.D. Madsen. My grandmother dressed him as a girl until the 4th child, Dr. Martha Madsen, was born." The photograph is not matted. It appears as though it was, but was actually scanned and later printed on photo paper as a single item.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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