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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
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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Certificate of Progress

Description: Certificate of progress document given to Jillie Jensen from a Danevang public school. There is a decorative border surrounding the paper. Beneath an illustration of a hand holding a quill pen, the text reads: "This Certifies that Lillie Jensen has done good work in Penmanship in the third grade of Danevang Public Schools and has made notable progress in keeping correct position, using proper movement and doing legible writing in all written work." The name of the school, teacher, and principal follows, plus the date.
Date: May 19, 1939
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Notice of Classification

Description: Notice of classification document sent out by the Local Board in Wharton, Texas, to Ejner Larsen Wind in Danevang. The front side lists the registrant name as well as a stamp of approval and a signature by a member of the Local Board (name is partially visible but a hard crease halfway down the middle of the postcard has rendered it difficult to read). It ends with fine print concerning the right to appeal. On the back, there is postage information.
Date: August 8, 1942
Creator: United States. Government Printing Office.
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Notice of Classification

Description: Notice of classification postcard sent out by the Local Board in Wharton, Texas, to Ejner Larsen Wind in Danevang. The front side lists the registrant name and Ejner's classification, as well as a stamp of approval and a signature by John Norris. It ends with fine print concerning the right to appeal. On the back, there is postage information.
Date: February 20, 1943
Creator: U.S. Government Printing Office
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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Written Account of the Origins of the Danevang Farmers Cooperative Society]

Description: Four page account of the beginning of the Danevange Farmers Cooperative Society written by W. E. Paulson, a marketing specialist in the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Texas A. & M. University. Early hardships in Danevange frame the communal spirit of the early Texas Danes, who begin cooperative enterprises after the devastating "Galveston storm" in 1900. Mr. Paulson ends with some of the financial benefits of the Coop society on Danevange.
Date: September 16, 1943
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

1939 Inventory

Description: Inventory sheet from 1939 after the Danevang Famer's Co-operative bought out a local grocery store. The document lists all of the supplies in the store, with prices on the far right and a total price at the bottom, which has been crossed out with pencil. The actual price appears to have been written on the bottom left corner.
Date: January 1, 1939
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Dr. John J. Pendergrass Obituary]

Description: Clipping from Dr. John J. Pendergrass' obituary, who passed on January 17, 1948. The text gives a biographical account of the doctor's education, family background, and retirement to Wharton county. It continues on the second page with anecdotes of his charity work. It ends with a small list of his surviving family, including his wife, two children, a sister, a brother, and five grandchildren.
Date: 1948
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Danish Culture Newspaper Article]

Description: Newspaper article titled "Danish culture cherished" discussing the grand opening of the new Danish Cultural Center in in 2001 in Danevang, Texas, known as "The Danish Capitol of Texas." The names of the people in the middle and bottom photographs are listed. The article appeared in the El Campo Leader in June 6, 2001.
Date: June 6, 2001
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Funeral Program for Homer D. Smith, March 2011]

Description: Funeral program for Major General Homer D. Smith, retired from the United States Army. The funeral was held at Dodd Field Chapel at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, Texas, and it was officiated by Reverend David W. Schulte. The date of the service is not included. Includes biographical information for the deceased and the lyrics to the hymn "How Great Thou Art" printed on a separate sheet. Smith is a veteran of both World War II and the Vietnam War, and he lived from February 16, 1922 to March 6, 2011.
Date: March 2011
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 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

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

[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

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

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

[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

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

Marriage License of Carl Harton & Anna Krenek

Description: Marriage license provided to Carl Harton and Louise Krenek, presided by F. L. Kral, the county clerk of Wharton County. There is a black and white illustration at the very top of the document of a bell composed entirely of small flowers, with a leafy vine emerging from the back of the bell and encircling it in an arc. This bell is inside a circular motif with decorative geometric elements around the edge, and is flanked on both sides by bold, Old English text that declares the document as a Marriage License. When closed, the information provided in the opened document is condensed into the uppermost quarter of the document's back.
Date: November 3, 1933
Creator: Kral, F. L.
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

[Membership Certificate]

Description: Certificate provided to O. W. Schaer by the Wharton County Electric Cooperative, Inc., to certify Schaer's membership in said organization. The bottom third of the document has a seal and two signatures by the president and secretary of the organization, R. E. Meek and A. E. Wilbeck, respectively. On the back of the certificate, there are two paragraphs of printed text stating the conditions of membership.
Date: July 12, 1945
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society