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Senate Resolution Number Twenty-Eight - In Memory of Lawrence J. Petersen

Description: Resolution document composed by the Senate of the State of Texas that was created and sent to the Petersen family in condolences for the death of Lawrence J. Petersen. The first page of the document gives an account of Mr. Petersen's accomplishments both professionally and as a member of the community. The second page resolves to provide the surviving family - including siblings, wife, children, and grandchildren - a copy of the resolution expressing their sympathies. It is signed by the president, secretary, and a member of the Senate. A gold seal with two purple stripes has been placed besides the signatures on the left side. Both sheets have been stapled within the fold of a third piece of paper.
Date: February 2, 2005
Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Andrew Jensen's Naturalization Papers

Description: Certificate of naturalization provided to Andrew Jensen after he became a citizen of the United States. Some biographical information is provided as well as additional standard signatures and bureaucratic fine print. There are two stamps on the back of the certificate, both of which appear to be written in Danish.
Date: June 1, 1918
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Andrew Jensen's Declaration of Intention

Description: Declaration of Intention given to Andrew Jensen from the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Signed in the county of Matagorda, the document declares Andrew's intention to become a natural citizen of the United States. It renounces his citizenship in Denmark and the King Frederick VIII. An embossed seal can be seen on the bottom left corner.
Date: May 27, 1910
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Four Generation Hartons

Description: Photograph of four generations of the Harton family at a wedding celebration. Peter Harton and Stephanie Reif Harton sit on two wooden chairs wearing dark-colored formal wear, with flowers pinned to their chests. In the back, a woman identified as Billie Anne Baumert, wears a kimono-style dress. To her left, a man identified as Wilhem Harton is wearing a suit and tie, while holding a young boy identified as Richard Dean Baumert, wearing a tank and shorts. Wallpaper of a floral design covers the wall behind them. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "Four Generations. Billie Ann Harton Baumert - Richard Dean Baumert oldest/first great-gran'son held by Wilhelm Harton. Bestafa - Peter Harton, Bestamon - Stephanie Reif Harton Taken Oct. 1951 @ golden wedding celebration for Bestmon ~ Bestafa @ Danevang, Texas [sic]".
Date: October 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Warriors of Color

Description: This text is a compilation of genealogical information regarding 63 African-American "Buffalo Soldiers" enlisted in the U.S. Army. The entries include biographical notes, timelines, and transcripts of documents related to service in the military and life afterward. Index starts on page 520.
Date: 1995
Creator: Sayre, Harold Ray
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from May Patterson Frear Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, March 13, 1920]

Description: Letter from May Patterson Frear Osterhout to her sister-in-law, Ora Osterhout, with information on the Osterhout genealogy. The information was gathered from the Carnegie Library in San Antonio, Texas and contains information on various family members.
Date: March 13, 1920
Creator: Osterhout, May Patterson Frear
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Genealogy for the Osterhout Family]

Description: Genealogy of the Osterhout family focusing on the marriages of Gideon and Abigail Osterhout, Pelatiah and Hannah Osterhout, William and Catherine Osterhout, Christian and Sarah Osterhout, and Homer and Elva Christian. The children of these couples are listed below and the birth dates are listed by individuals where they are known.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Ancestral Chart for the Osterhout Family]

Description: Ancestral chart to trace the genealogy of Ora Osterhout. Includes the dates of her parents' births, deaths, and marriage along with the names of her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Application for Admission into the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 for May Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Copy of application for admission into the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 for May Patterson Frear Osterhout. The papers include basic personal information about May and her ties to the organization. She applied for membership by right of descent from her grandfather and provided a trace through her genealogy back to him.
Date: November 3, 1922
Creator: Osterhout, May Patterson Frear
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]

Description: The first extract is from Burgess Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout, referred to as Mrs. Paul Osterhout, discussing what he had found at the Osterhout library. He found their family coat of arms and promised to mail her a photo of it. The second letter fragment is from George E. Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout regarding a marker for Jeremiah Osterhout's wife, Juna Reno.
Date: January 24, 1931
Creator: Osterhout, Burgess & Osterhout, George E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[David Mitchell and Descendants]

Description: Copy of "David Mitchell and Descendants" originally written by Thomas Mitchell, Jr. The manuscript starts with David Mitchell, possibly a Revolutionary soldier, and details what is known about his life and those of his descendants. The record ends with the marriage of his widow, Sarah Patterson Mitchell Frear, to Abraham Frear. It states that she was the mother and grandmother of many Frears and Mitchells in the family. After the record, there is a note about the original manuscript's author; it was then copied by Ora Osterhout.
Date: August 10, 1936
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Austin College

[Genealogy for the Osterhout Family]

Description: Genealogy for the Osterhout family with handwritten notes concerning various members of the family. The notes focused on Peter and Jeremiah Osterhout and include basic information about them and some of their relatives. On the back is a family tree drawn out with birth dates, death dates, and marriages when known.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

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

Texas Journal of Genealogy and History, Volume 5, Winter 2007

Description: The Texas Journal of Genealogy and History includes articles from guest lecturers at fall and spring seminars, as well as papers written by Academy of Freedom students. This issue contains academic articles and book reviews by Burress Distinguished Lecturers and undergraduate history students.
Date: 2007
Creator: Howard Payne University
Partner: Howard Payne University Library

Texas Journal of Genealogy and History, Volume 4, Fall 2005

Description: The Texas Journal of Genealogy and History includes articles from guest lecturers at fall and spring seminars, as well as papers written by Academy of Freedom students. This issue contains academic articles and book reviews by Burress Distinguished and Genealogical Workshop Lecturers and undergraduate history students.
Date: 2005
Creator: Howard Payne University
Partner: Howard Payne University Library

Texas Journal of Genealogy and History, Volume 3, Fall 2004

Description: The Texas Journal of Genealogy and History includes articles from guest lecturers at fall and spring seminars, as well as papers written by Academy of Freedom students. This issue contains academic articles, film reviews, and book reviews by Burress Distinguished and Genealogical Workshop lecturers and undergraduate history students.
Date: 2004
Creator: Howard Payne University
Partner: Howard Payne University Library

Texas Journal of Genealogy and History, Volume 2, Fall 2003

Description: The Texas Journal of Genealogy and History includes articles from guest lecturers at fall and spring seminars, as well as papers written by Academy of Freedom students. This issue contains nine academic articles by both Burress Distinguished Lecturers and undergraduate history students titled, “The Wealth of Empire: England and the American Colonies,” “Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal, and World War II: The Quest for Security, 1933-1945,” “Puritan Religion and Life in Early America,” “The Great Awakening: Come and Gone,” “To the Mountaintop: Examining the Harlem Renaissance,” “For the Frill of It All: How the Changing Events of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries Shaped Women’s Fashion,” “Prohibition: Alcohol’s Nemesis,” “The Reign of Terror: The French Revolution, 1793-1794,” and “Grounded: Calvin’s Biblical Basis for Civil Government.” Two book reviews are also included.
Date: 2003
Creator: Howard Payne University
Partner: Howard Payne University Library

Texas Journal of Genealogy and History, Volume I, Fall 2002

Description: The Texas Journal of Genealogy and History includes articles from guest lecturers at fall and spring seminars, as well as papers written by Academy of Freedom students. This issue contains four academic articles titled, “Pearl Harbor: A Sixtieth Anniversary Retrospective,” “The Making of a Soldier: Tom Green in Texas and Mexico, 1836-1846,” “The Reputation of Marie Antoinette,” and “Audentes fortuna juvat: Fortune Favors the Bold … But at What Cost?”
Date: 2002
Creator: Howard Payne University
Partner: Howard Payne University Library

[Letter from Jack Legett to Ruth Legett Jones - August 30, 1968]

Description: Letter written by Jack Legett to Ruth Legett Jones, asking for information about her branch of the Legett family. Included is a blank family tree diagram, and the addressed envelope.
Date: August 30, 1968
Creator: Legett, Jack
Item Type: Text
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from E.P. Legett to K.B. Legett - April 9, 1934]

Description: Letter from E.P. Legett to K.B. Legett, about another line of Legetts that lives in Canada, and whether or not they are related to one another. Included is a handwritten family genealogy on Rice Hotel stationery.
Date: April 9, 1934
Creator: Legett, E. P.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library