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Kiesten Marie (?) Thyssen

Description: Bust portrait photograph of a woman, possibly Kiesten Marie Thyssen. Her head is slightly turned to the right. She wears a dark, conservative button-up top, hanging earrings, and a tiara that sits on her hair, which pulls her hair tightly back. The photograph was printed on a stiff oval-like board. Its top and bottom edges are slightly bent upwards.
Date: 1850/1860
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Kiesten Marie (?) Thyssen

Description: Bust portrait photograph of a woman, possibly Kiesten Marie Thyssen. Her head and gaze is shifted to the right. She wears a dark, conservative button-up top, hanging earrings, and a tiara that sits on her hair, which pulls her hair tightly back.
Date: 1850/1860
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Frederiksen Family Portrait

Description: Studio portrait photograph of the Frederiksen family in front of a blank backdrop. An ornate table has been added on the right, on which one of the children sits. The man on the far right has been identified as Andrew C. Frederiksen. His first wife, Karen Marie Tarina Frederiksen, stands on the left with her right hand around the shoulder of Thora Marie Jorgine 'Doris" Frederiksen, her daughter. Her second daughter, a slightly older girl sitting in a small chair between her parents, has been identified as Olivia E. Frederiksen. Lastly, their son, Auderman Frederiksen, stands in the back with his left arm resting on his father's shoulder. There is a hand-written note on the back of the photograph but it cannot be read with certainty.
Date: 1869/1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Wedding Portrait of H. P. and Maren Jensen]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a newlywed couple, Hans Peter Jensen and Maren Jorgensen Jensen. They are posed in a furnished setting. Hans Peter, dressed in a three-piece suit, is seated in a chair and looking at the camera while Maren Jensen stands beside him wearing a long dress and veil.
Date: November 7, 1879
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hans Berndt German Army

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of Hans Berdnt, a military war veteran. He is wearing his military uniform and leaning on the arm of an antique chair.
Date: 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Annual Occupation Tax Recepit Number 230

Description: Occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick paid ten dollars for both a state and county tax. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, whose signature can be seen on the bottom left corner.
Date: 1885-11/1886-09
Item Type: Legal Document
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
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 165

Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County in Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $5.46 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: 1887
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Iver Wind Framed Photo

Description: Photograph of an interior space in which a framed oval photograph has been placed on top of a small stack of papers. These papers and the frame are on a wooden cabinet with intricate embossing on its front drawer. The photo is a bust portrait of a man identified as Iver Wind. He wears a bow tie and suit jacket. Behind this, there is a doorway and a wall covered in wooden siding.
Date: 1888
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

(Karen) Mrs. Hans Berndt

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of Karen Berndt. She is wearing a dark, high-collar dress decorated with flowers pinned to the shoulder. Karen is facing toward the right side of the image with her arms resting on the top of an upholstered dining chair. There is a palm plant, a vase, and a carved wood fireplace visible in the background of the image. There is a banner at the bottom of the image that reads, "Olsen Hartford Portraits".
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

H. J. Berndt as a Guard for Kaiser Wilhelm

Description: Color photograph of a black and white portrait of a man in a military uniform posed next to an elaborate piece of furniture. He is identified as H.J. Berndt, who served as a guard for Kaiser Wilhelm in Germany when Germany occupied the Southern part of Denmark. His uniform consists of a single-breasted jacket with a row of buttons down the center. At his waist, he is wearing a belt. He is also wearing light colored pants and boots. His right ankle is crossed over his left ankle and one of his hands rests on the table beside him.
Date: 1890
Creator: Lange, Paul
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hans Nickolas Hansen

Description: Bust portrait postcard of a man identified as Hans Nickolas (Nicole) Hansen. He is in front of a light-colored backdrop wearing a bow tie and suit jacket over a light-colored shirt. Because of a probable mistake in the way the postcard was developed, there is a large black mass that covers the bottom part of the image. On the back, the postcard has been addressed to "Mrs. Gertrude Hansen" at "D & R, El Campo, Texas 77437 63-4330 C."
Date: 1890/1900
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

J. C. Evers and Family

Description: Studio photograph of J. C. Evers and his family posing in front of a light-colored backdrop and a set of pulled curtains. J. C. Evers himself is sitting on a chair on the far left. He wears a three-piece suit with a dark tie. A young woman is behind him on the right wearing a turtleneck top with a dark, belted skirt. Two children are in the middle, a girl and a boy; presumably siblings. A fourth person, an older woman dressed in dark clothing, is seated on the far right in a wicker chair. The photograph has been pasted on a stiff, cardboard matte surface that is chipping on the top left corner. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "From Abelona Wind Harton. Friends with family in Danevang. Evers lived in 424 East corner of second [difficult to read] from right."
Date: 1890/1895
Item Type: Photograph
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

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

[Confirmation Certificate]

Description: Certificate from a confirmation ceremony in 1891 written in Danish. An illustrated image of Jesus Christ holding the Eucharist is at the very top of the document. Below this is both printed and written text listing Martin Skjoldborg Kristiansen's name, who was presumably the person in the confirmation. Pastor S. H. Madsen's signature is at the bottom of the document. Flanking the portion of the text on the right and left sides are illustrated images of two angels inside circular motifs that are emerging from foliage. The very bottom of the document has one final illustration: an open book accompanied by a cross and chalice, also inside a circular motif, and flanked on either side by foliage. Accompanying information indicates that Martin was a "brother to Anne Marie Christiansen who is Doyle Schaer's grandmother - married to Peter Blasuis Nielsen."
Date: January 2, 1891
Item Type: Text
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Kaiser Wilhelm and His Guards in Potsdam

Description: Copy photograph of a black and white photograph depicting Kaiser Wilhelm II walking by a line of his guards in Potsdam, Germany. Visible on the left, he and his officers are dressed in full military uniforms which include jackets, pants, boots, and sashes. Kaiser Wilhelm II is the most decorated man in the group; various medals are strewn across his chest. A long line of guards stand at attention on his right, one of whom is H.J. Berndt, denoted by an arrow that has been penned in on the photograph's surface. They are all standing near a large building whose exterior is in the classical style. On the left hand corner of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "...on a visit by Kaiser Wilhelm II, in Potsdam, by Berlin, in 1892, by H.J. Berndt."
Date: 1892
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Community Hall

Description: Postcard of exterior of the Danevang community hall. Five cars are parked outside, within the confines of a small chicken wire fence. A small secondary, adjacent, single-story structure lies just to the right of the community hall. There are a series of three tombstones a few feet from each other in front of the building. On the back of the postcard, hand-written text in blue ink reads, " No 10 from Helga Thyssen for archives".
Date: 1894/1950
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Sine and Hans Nygaard

Description: Copy negative of Sine and Hans Nygaard of Danevang, Texas, which is located in Wharton County.
Date: 1894~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Four Danevang Homes

Description: Postcard of a composite image of four homes belonging to the Danevang family. They are all two-story structures but vary in architectural details, number of windows, construction materials, and landscape elements. The two on top look to be more suburban in setting, while the two on the bottom appear to be located in a rural environment. There is no addressee on the back of the postcard, but various notes have been written on it. Rough, black patches of paper remain from wherever it was torn out of.
Date: 1895/1995
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of a Mother and Her Two Children]

Description: Black and white portrait of Hansigne Larsen Wind and her two children, Ebbe and Abelone. Hansigne is seated in a wooden chair and is dressed in a long, dark gown. The children are standing on either side of Hansigne, with their arms placed in her lap. The back of the mat has a handwritten note which says, "Leaving Iowa to visit mother's family taken in 1895. Mother Ebbe. Daddy left for Tex in 1894, Oct. We 3 joined him here in June 1895."
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society