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[Christmas Card from Pedersen Family]

Description: Christmas card sent out by the Pedersen family from Danevang, Texas. The front page of the card bears an image of the family - Gordon, Alice, and Pastor John - around a piano. Alice is seated at it as she lays her hands on the keys and looks slightly to the right at the camera. She wears a light-colored jacket with dark trim accents and glasses. Her husband, Pastor John, stands behind her on the right wearing a two-piece suit. Finally, Gordon, next to Alice on the left, has his hands behind his back and wears a collar shirt and dark, belted pants. The back of the card bears a second image. This time, of Gordon Pedersen resting his hands on a horizontal sign with the bold heading that reads, "DANEVANG." He wears a hat and is standing outdoors in a grassy area. The caption beneath this image reads: "Our best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Alice, Gordon & John Pedersen."
Date: 1948/1953
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Pastor John Ravn, Baby, and Woman]

Description: Photograph of an adult man and woman and a baby, who is being held by the man, identified as Pastor John Ravn. They are standing outdoors next to a large bush, behind which there appears to be a house, as the top part of a roof can be seen behind the Pastor. The woman wears a long dress with three-quarter length sleeves and is looking away from the camera to the baby. Pastor John wears a hat, waistcoat, and slouchy pants. The sheet of paper where the photograph has been pasted to informs us that "he came to Danevang 23 May, from Denmark stayed just a little over a year. Went to Hampton, Iowa [sic]." It also lists the name of his spouse, Magdelene Hansen, who may or may not be the woman in the photograph.
Date: 1913/1915
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of S. D. Rodholm]

Description: Postcard of a man, identified as S. D. Rodholm, in front of a blank light-colored backdrop. He stands with his hands behind his back wearing a three-piece suit, hat, and small oval glasses. The printed text on the sheet of paper where the photograph was pasted to reads: "S. D. Rodsholm (perhaps a typo; name spelled as 'Rodholm' in other sources) Brother of J. A. M. Rodsholm. Translated famous Danish folk sons. See 'Joy of SONG', (Evening Star). Also the Green Book. b.j. 8-29-2004."
Date: 1920/1923
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Pastor Rodholm and Family]

Description: Photograph of a family group posing a short distance away from the exterior of a home. The house has two visible windows. On either side of the family, there is an outgrowth of branches that are clinging to the side of the house. The group consists of Pastor J. A. M. Rodholm, who is standing on the far right in a three-piece suit, his wife Martha Christine, their daughter Gudrun Valborg, and their two sons, Immanuel Benedict and Knud Johannes. There is hand-written text on the back of the photograph, which says: In Danish - Her kommer familien Rodholm for at vinke fødselsdagsbarnet tillykke. Kærlig hilsen fra os alle M. Rodholm In English - Here comes the Rodholm family to wave the birthday child congratulations. Love from all, M. Rodholm
Date: 1920/1923
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Pastor Rodholm and Family]

Description: Postcard of a family group standing outdoors in front of a bush. The man in the back wearing glasses and the dark suit has been identified as Pastor J. A. M. Rodholm. His wife, Martha Christine Nielsen Rodholm, is standing next to him on the right. She wears a long dress and has her hair pulled in a bun. The girl standing in the front of Pastor Rodholm, his daughter, has been identified as Gudrun Valborg Rodholm. Her brother, Immanuel Benedict Rodholm, is to the right.
Date: 1920/1923
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of Pastor Hans O. Jensen]

Description: Bust portrait photograph of a man, identified as Pastor Hans O. Jensen, in front of a blank, light-colored backdrop. He wears a dark suit jacket over a dark tie and light-colored collar shirt. The photograph has been pasted on a sheet of paper that lists biographical information about the Pastor, including years served at the Danevang Lutheran Church and birth and death dates.
Date: 1926/1928
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pastor Hald

Description: Two photographs of Pastor Niels Peterson Hald and family and a copy of a newspaper article in Danish on black paper. Pictured in the top photograph are Pastor and Mrs. Hald and eight other people, including three children. The group is standing in front of an unidentified building. The pastor and his wife are in the center. In the photograph at the bottom are Pastor and Mrs. Hald and their son in front of what appears to be the church doors. The picture at the bottom is a copy print of the original. According to accompanying information, Pastor Hald was born on September 29, 1885 and died in 1947, and his wife was named Marie Hansen. He served as pastor of the Danevang Lutheran Church from September 1928 through April 1934.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Photographs of Pastor Arthur E. Frost and Family]

Description: Four photographs placed within a transparent sleeve of Pastor Arthur E. Frost and his family. In the top left photograph, Pastor Frost stands alongside three other people outdoors just to the left of what appears to be a single-story structure (the rightmost part of this photograph is hidden from view by the adjacent image that has been placed over it). The woman to the right of Pastor Frost has been identified as his wife, Emma E. Frost. She wears a long dress that is slightly cinched at the waist with a wide belt. A kind of wide fan-like bow hangs from the point where her collar meets. Standing in front of the Pastor with his arms held together is his youngest son, identified as Herluf A. Frost. Finally, the Pastor's daughter, Evelyn Frost, is standing in front of her mother wearing a knee-length dress and single-strap shoes. In the top right photograph, they are outdoors in front of a two-story home. This structure has horizontal siding, a gable roof, double-hung windows, and a patio covered with an overhang. They are still dressed in the attire from the previous picture. In the distance, there appears to be a church, judging by the pyramidal tower that can be seen over the front entrance, and the small niche just below the roof structure that holds a bell. In the bottom left photograph, the family is inside a room with a floral-print carpet and what could be a studio backdrop in the back. The Pastor and Emma, seated, both appear to be still dressed in the attire from the previous two pictures. The children, however, have been changed. Herluf wears a sailor-type costume and Evelyn wears a geometric-print dress with a large bow pinned to the right part of her head. On the back ...
Date: 1930/1935
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pastor Frost

Description: Copy of a newspaper article about Pastor Arthur E. Frost titled "Danish Lutheran to Install New Minister Sunday." The article states that Pastor Frost will be installed at St. Ansgar Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church on Palm Sunday, and it gives some background on his career. The pastor has a wife, Emma, and two children, Evelyn and Herluf. The article about Pastor Frost is in English, but there is another article on the page that is in Danish. The article is glued to a black sheet of paper.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Duus Family Holiday Greeting Photograph]

Description: Two photographs of the same image of the Duus family, which were used as a holiday greeting card and have been placed together with the aid of a small piece of adhesive on the back of the right photograph. The portrait of the family positions Pastor Vagn Duus on the leftmost side, holding a young a boy. The pastor's wife, identified as Gerda Duus, is in the middle, holding a baby in front of her and Sybil Duus on the right. The two boys have not been properly identified, although names have been provided in accompanying information (Verner and Erling). Text beneath the portrait says, "Season's Greetings from Our House to Your House" and has a simple line drawing of a landscape beneath it.
Date: 1942/1947
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Duus Family Portrait]

Description: Studio portrait photograph of the Duus family in front of a blank backdrop. The three individuals in the back are standing and embracing each other, all of whom are the children of Gerda and Pastor Vagn Duus. On the back row from left to right are Verner, Sibyl, and Erling Duus. Sibyl's hand appears to be around the shoulder of her mother, Gerda, who wears horn-rimmed glasses, a blazer, and matching skirt. She is seated on the arm rest of a wooden chair, which is occupied by Pastor Vagn Duus. The words "Merry Christmas" have been printed on the top margin of the photograph. There is hand-written text on the back, but with the exception of the heading, which reads, "To Danish Ladies Aid member", the rest appears to be written in Danish or a similar Germanic language.
Date: 1942/1947
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pastor Jespersen

Description: Photograph of Pastor Ronald Jespersen and his wife Delores and two copies of articles on black paper. The pastor and his wife are dressed in black and standing behind a table with flower arrangements and candles. The photo was taken on June 7, 1961, on their twentieth anniversary. The article on the front is titled "Why I Became a Minister By the Rev. Ronald Jespersen (As Told to Alma Brown)." On the back, there is another article titled "Pastor Jespersen Slated To Leave Danevang." According to this article, the pastor was born in 1916 in South Dakota. He and Mrs. Jespersen had three children, Donna, Diana, and Dan.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Pastor Erik K. Moller and Wife Margaret Duus]

Description: Photograph of an elderly couple standing in front of a red curtain. The man on the right, identified as Pastor Eric Moller, wears horn-rimmed glasses and a black two-piece suit with a flower attached to the right lapel. His wife, on the right, has been identified as Margaret Duus Moller. She wears a green dress and horn-rimmed glasses as well. A pink flower and ribbon decorates the top right part of her dress. The photograph has been pasted on a typed piece of paper that lists biographical information about the pastor. This information is listed on both the front and back of the paper.
Date: 1959/1968
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Pastor Kenneth Carmichael and his Family]

Description: Two photographs, one of Pastor Kenneth Carmichael with two women inside a church, and a second of the Pastor's children. In the top photograph, The woman on the far left has been identified as Dorothy Carmichael, the Pastor's wife. She wears glasses and a light-colored dress with a tie. Next to her is Wanda Swendsen Plentl, who served as organist for the church. Pastor Kenneth stands on the far right behind a wooden pulpit. Behind them, a candelabra and a few bushes can be seen. The bottom photograph shows two of Pastor Carmichael's children, Suzanne and Scott. A third child is on the far right, identified as Janet Christensen. They are all seated on a bed with thick wooden posts. A window can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968/1972
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pastor Donald Kenning

Description: Newspaper article and photograph on black paper. The article is titled "Rev. Kenning Serves Danevang Lutheran," and it states that Kenning will be installed as pastor at the church on March 11, 1073. The pastor was born on July 23, 1923 in Iowa and attended Buena Vista College, the University of Iowa, and Central Seminary. His wife is named Loretta, and they have nine children and seven grandchildren. The article is dated March 6, 1973. The photograph to the right shows Pastor and Mrs. Kenning on June [?] 28, 1974. The pastor is sitting in a chair, and Mrs. Kenning is sitting on the floor with her arm on his knee.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Reverend Eric Moller and Pastor Dan Laudedale]

Description: Photograph of Reverend Eric Moller and Pastor Dan Lauderdale at Pastor Dan's farewell party. They are standing in front of a table, on which a folded piece of paper has been opened. Two small Danish flags emerge from the bottom left corner. Reverend Eric is standing on the left smiling toothily. He wears a two-piece gray suit and striped tie. To the right is Pastor Dan Lauderdale, who holds his hands behind his back and restrains a smile. He wears a dark blue shirt and dark pants. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph indicates that the photograph was taken at "Com. Hall", perhaps an abbreviation for Community Hall.
Date: August 25, 1985
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of Pastor Dan Lauderdale and Family]

Description: Studio portrait photograph of the Lauderdale family in front of a cloudy, brown backdrop. The man in the very back who stands above the rest is Pastor Dan Lauderdale. He wears a striped red shirt with white trim accents on his collar and sleeves. The older woman whose hair has been pulled back and pinned with flowers is Pastor Dan Lauderdale's mother, Dorothy Galbraith Lauderdale. Cindy Lauderdale is seated on the right and wears a red gingham dress. She is Pastor Dan's wife. Their two children are in the front, Rachel and Tabitha; however, these names have not been matched properly to their individual positions.
Date: 1981/1985
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Pastor J. O. Javang and Wife Pearl]

Description: Photograph of Pastor Joe O. Javang and his wife Pearl Javang. The pastor holds a small cracker on his right hand and has his other arm around Pearl's shoulder. He wears dark-framed glasses, a cross around his neck, and a black tie over a white short-sleeve shirt. Pearl wears round glasses, a green blouse, and beige bottom. Two candles, a teapot, and a floral arrangement can be seen on the surface of a table in front of them. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph indicates that Pastor Joe was the interim pastor at a church in Danevang, Texas, for six months between 1985 and 1986.
Date: 1985/1986
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pastor J. O. Jovang

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Pastor Joe O. Jovang, sitting down on a small red ottoman in front of a brick chimney. A brown couch is next to him on the right. A throw, a pillow, and what appears to be a board game have been set on top of the couch. The pastor wears plaid pants, glasses, white shirt, and a tie. A small printed note on the sheet of paper where the photograph was glued to indicates that the the pastor was inside a cabin at Moril Lake. On the back of the sheet of paper, there is some biographical information about the Pastor. It lists his address in Minnesota and the dates he served as interim pastor at a church in Danevang, Texas.
Date: 1991
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Three Photographs of Pastor Deana Voges]

Description: Three photographs of Pastor Deana Voges in various settings. In the top left image, she is standing behind a wide wooden pulpit, supporting herself with a crutch. She wears white robes and glasses and is looking slightly to the left. Behind her, there are chairs, desks, and various candle-holders. A second pulpit and microphone can be seen on the far left. A sticker on the photograph with printed text indicates that her father made the pulpit, and that she coined the phrase "have pulpit will travel." In the top right image, Pastor Voges is sitting down on an electric chair, looking down at the piano on the left, which is being played by an elderly woman. A third woman, identified as the Pastor's sister, is standing on the far right. She wears a pink dress and dark shoes. In the bottom photograph, Pastor Voges is outside of her clerical clothing and is dressed in a purple muumuu. She holds open the door of an automobile, and stands in front of the entryway to the driver's side seat. Behind her, tall, slender trees can be seen. The photographs have been taped on a white piece of paper, the back of which lists some biographical information about the Pastor, including the years she served as pastor at the Danevang Lutheran Church and her birth year.
Date: 1986-1989
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Four Photographs of Pastor Fred Toerne]

Description: Four different photographs of Pastor Fred Toerne in various settings. They have been taped on the four corners of a white piece of paper. The top left photograph is of the Pastor and his family. From left to right, they have been identified as Kevin Toerne, Karen Toerne, Pastor Toerne, and Bina Toerne. They appear to be located inside a church setting. The Pastor wears a white robe that has been belted at the waist by a rope. The top right photograph shows Pastor Toerne at a wooden pulpit. He smiles openly at the camera and seems to be wearing the same attire from the previous attire. The bottom left photograph is a close-up of Pastor Toerne. Striped yellow and white wallpaper covers the walls behind him. He wears a pair of black frame glasses, gray suit jacket, and a light blue shirt with a clerical collar. The bottom right photograph shows Pastor Toerne standing inside a double-door entryway. He leans against the wall and wears a whimsical hat with hanging medallion-like trimming. The back of the photograph lists biographical information about the Pastor, including the years served as pastor at the Danevang Lutheran Church.
Date: 1989
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Church Repair]

Description: Copy negative of the construction of the Danevang Lutheran Church chapel in Danevang, Texas. There is a truck holding large equipment in the center of the photograph. There are several construction workers pictured throughout the image. There are some trees and shrubs in the background.
Date: 1946/1947
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Church Construction]

Description: Copy negative of the Danevang Lutheran Church being reconstructed in Danevang, Texas. There are construction workers and a large truck with equipment visible, as well as trees and shrubs in the background.
Date: 1946/1947
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society