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[Articles of Agreement for Warranty Deed]

Description: Deed recording the transaction between Laurits J. Lykke and his wife Hanna with Carl Harton regarding the sell of 70 acres of land in Wharton County, which was sold to Carl for a total sum of $8,298.12. The document goes on to give specific payment schedules and other relevant information. The deed is held together with a second document, a smaller piece of paper that was signed by a notary of Wharton County authenticating the transaction.
Date: 1899
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Articles of Incorporation of the Danish Mutual Insurance Company]

Description: Legal document inaugurating the Danish Mutual Insurance Company's corporate membership, filed through the Secretary of State's office in Austin, Texas, and signed under a notary. The document specifies a twenty year lifetime minimum and the seven men of the first board of directors who will be in charge of insuring both Wharton and Matagorda counties. They are as follows : Neils Christian Jensen, Marcus Nielsen, Helvig Jensen Berndt, H. P. Hermansen, Jasper J. Juhl, Marcus Christensen, and Niels M. Hansen.
Date: 1901-05/1901-06
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Certificate of Naturalization]

Description: Certificate of naturalization given to Helvig Jensen Berndt by the United States Department of Commerce and Labor. A black and white illustration of an eagle emblem is at the very top, flanked by the title of the document. The text on the page gives the names of Helvig's children and wife as well as a short physical description of Helvig. There is hand-written text on the back of the document which reads, "H. J. Berndt is U. S. Citizen since May 4, 1908."
Date: May 4, 1908
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Chattel Mortgage to First National Bank of El Campo by Andrew Jensen

Description: Document recording a mortgage taken out by Andrew Jensen from the First National Bank of El Campo, Texas. Andrew took out three hundred dollars with a ten percent interest. A piece of paper has been stapled on the back with a stamp of approval and two postage stamps.
Date: May 10, 1923
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Letter Declaring Danevang to be the Danish Capital of the State of Texas

Description: Correspondence sent to Mrs. Elsie Christiansen from D. R. "Tom" Uher, a member of the House of Representatives in the state of Texas. The document gives Mrs. Christiansen notice that House Concurrent Resolution 21 passed by both houses of the state congress, which made Danevang the Danish capital of Texas. Accompanying information indicates that Homer Smith worked with Mr. Uher on the process.
Date: June 22, 1990
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Mrs. C. C. Jensen's Insurance Policy]

Description: Insurance policy document belonging to Mrs. C. C. Jensen of Danevang, Texas. According to the content in the document, she applied for membership with the Danish Mutual Insurance Association for protection against any fire or lightening damage that could affect her home and furnishings. Signatures from the president and secretary of the organization can be seen at the bottom, by P. J. Petersen and Peter Harton, respectively. When folded, the back of the document acts as a pamphlet that lists the various bylaws and article of the insurance organization.
Date: 1931
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Power of Attoney from Lykke Heirs to Peter Harton

Description: Power of attorney document, also known as a letter of attorney, between the Lykke heirs and Peter Harton. The first page lists the individuals present during the document's creation. The second page describes the transaction between the Lykkes and Peter Harton, who is receiving a sizable amount of property, as well as the right to manage and control the property in any way he sees fit.
Date: July 27, 1931
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 35

Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $2.62 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, Jno. D. McCall, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Date: 1889
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 164

Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County in Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick paid a total of $2.62 in state and county taxes for this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, Jno. D. McCall, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Date: 1887-10/1888-07
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 273

Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $2.63 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, Jno. D. McCall, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Date: 1888
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 1040

Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $2.62 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Date: 1886
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Release of Oil and Gas Lease

Description: Release document of an oil and gas lease between the Roxana Petroleum Corporation and Carl Harton and his wife Christiane Harton. The document states that the petroleum company is relinquishing 70 acres of property in Wharton County, along with all rights, to the Hartons. Signatures were made on the bottom by the vice-president of the corporation and a notary. When closed, on the back, the top quarter of the document condenses the document into two lines of text that read, "Release of Oil and Gas Lease Roxana Petroleum Corporation To."
Date: February 14, 1927
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Revaluation Policy of Property

Description: Insurance policy document written in Danish. It was sent by Carl Harton in order to apply for membership to cover household goods against fire or lightning damages. When folded, the document acts as a pamphlet on the back, where much of its bylaws and fine print policies appear to be stated.
Date: August 23, 1930
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Senate Resolution - Declaring Danevang to be the Danish Capital of the State of Texas

Description: Senate resolution declaring Danevang to be the Danish capital of the state of Texas. The document lists some information about Danevang's heritage and some of the community's feats, and resolves that the resolution pass the 71st state legislature. It is signed by the president of the Senate, W. P. Hobby, as well as other members of the senate. A gold seal sticker has been placed on the bottom left corner, and the document itself stapled into the fold of a second sheet of paper.
Date: May 30, 1990
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society