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Elvin & Suzan Berndt Home

Description: Photograph of a single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Elvin and Suzan Berndt. Accompanying information, however, states home originally belonged to H. J. Berndt between 1896 and 1970. Photograph was taken a short distance away from a lawn that has been cut short. Small red flowers and bushes line the edge of the house and a small patio that has been bordered off by a green picket fence. Four double-hung windows are visible, as are shutters painted the same green color of the fence. Dark-colored shingles cover what appears to be an intersecting gable roof.
Date: 1990
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Road Grading in Front of the Berndt Farm]

Description: Black and white photograph of a few individuals accompanied by a team of mules that are attached to wooden vehicles; they are working in front of H. J. Berndt's farm. Their task is to grade the road, or to smooth and level it. A two-story house and a barn are partially visible behind the workers and beyond a line of trees.
Date: 1902
Creator: Lund, Frans T.
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Andreaus Berndt

Description: Color copy photograph of a black and white portrait of a bearded man, identified as Andreaus Berndt. According to accompanying information, Andreaus is the father of Helvig J. Berndt. He is wearing a heavy buttoned-up coat and is gazing to his right. Just below his vignetted image, the photograph has been torn; the pieces have been put back together for the purpose of this copy photograph. Below the original portrait, the portrait maker's signature reads: C.M. Lund, Toftlund.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lund, C. M.
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
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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Berndt Family Siblings - Andreas, Marie, and Ingeborg]

Description: Color copy photograph of a black and white portrait of three children from the Berndt family. They are posed with a textured background behind them, an elegant rug beneath their feet, and a chair in the center of them. There is one boy and two girls, one of whom is an infant. The boy is Andreas Berndt, aged 7 years; he stands to the right of the chair and has one of his hands on the back. He is wearing a white shirt, a bow tie, dark shorts, and stockings. Marie, who was 3 years old at the time, stands on the other side of the chair from her brother. She is wearing a white dress, stockings, and two bows in her hair. Ingeborg, the youngest sibling, is seated in the ornate chair in a white baby's gown. She was 3 months old at the time. A note on the back of the photograph says that these are H.J. Berndt's children.
Date: 1909
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

H.J. Berndt Standing In Front of a Lattice Vine Screen]

Description: Black and white photograph of a man identified as Helvig Jensen (H.J. Jensen) visible from the knees up, standing in front of a white lattice screen through which some vines are weaved. Behind the screen are two door frames. Helvig is wearing a white shirt, a bow tie, and pants. He has a mustache. In one of his hands, he is clutching an object that looks like a book or paper.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Community House 1895

Description: Photograph of a large group of people gathered together for a group picture. They are outdoors a short distance away from a tall single-story structure with a gable roof and five double-hung windows on the right wall. A Danish flag can be seen blowing in the wind high up on a pole on the far left side of the image. From left to right, the following have been identified: Top row: Chris Madsen, unknown, unknown, unknown, Peter Ravn, Andreas Berndt, unknown, Peter Hermansen, unknown, Hans Hansen, Wilheim Christensen, Theo Andersen, S. C. Swendsen, Hans Christensen, unknown, L. J. Lykke, C. Christensen, unknown. Second row: Mrs. J. P. Petersen (the woman with the puffy sleeves beneath Andreas Berndt), unknown, H. J. Berndt, J. M. Nielsen, unknown, unknown, Bine Andersen, Mrs. Swendsen, Mrs. Lykke, Mrs. M. Nielsen, J. C. Evers, unknown, unknown, J. P. Olson, Marie Olson. Other names have been provided for the third and front rows, but it cannot be stated with certainty to whom they apply. On the far right part of the image, there is a man and a woman seated inside a horse-drawn wagon.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society