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[Peter "Bachelor Pete" Petersen in Front of his Home]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Peter "Bachelor Pete" J. A. Petersen, standing before his home in Danevang, Texas. He is dressed in formal attire in a three piece suit. A small tree, a few windows, and the house's shingles can be seen in the back. There is hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph which reads, "Lester reproduced this from another picture. Thought you might want one." It then names the subject of the picture, "Batchelor Pete Petersen [sic]".
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Gymnastics Team in a Circle]

Description: Postcard of a group of adolescent boys standing in a circle. They hold their arms outstretched on either side, forming a smaller circle in the middle where an adult male stands with his arms resting on each side. They are in front of a gymnasium in Minnesota, which is partially seen in the background. A few trees are off to the right. On the back of the postcard, hand-written text reads, "Gymnastics team in front of gym at Tyler MN. This building still in use 2001."
Date: unknown
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
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

Christmas Card

Description: Illustrated Christmas card from Harold and Myrtle Strobel. The front page has an image of Santa Claus holding a bag of gifts. A clock with adorned mistletoes is to the right. The text reads, "It's time for these Good Wishes." When opened, the card shows an image of Santa shooting a rifle at the clock. Accompanying text on this side of the card reads, "so here's shooting the works", and "Merry Christmas Happy New Year! Harold and Myrtle Strobel Family."
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Christmas Card

Description: Illustrated Christmas card of a red book and adorning mistletoes. Additionally, on the front page, there is a printed line of text that reads, "Season's Greetings." When opened, there are two inscriptions on either side. They read: "When winter comes along the way and it gets close to Christmas Day, then memories and thoughts anew start on their way to folks like you, and wishes rise for your good cheer on Christmas Day and all New Year!" A hand-written notation follows: "Carl, Jo Lee Anne & Carl M Jr."
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Notice to Appear

Description: Postcard sent out by the Local Board of Grundy County in Iowa to notify Ejner L. Wind to appear for a physical examination. The front of the postcard gives information about the date of the examination, and also warns Ejner that failure to appear may result in a loss of rights or immediately induct him to imprisonment or military service. On the back of the postcard, there is postage information.
Date: November 18, 1918
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 Cultural Center Postcard]

Description: Postcard of several lines of text and printed images regarding the Danish Cultural Center. At the top left, there is a line drawing of the "Pioneer House," which, according to the caption beneath it, was "one of the pre-1900 houses, restored and furnished to reflect the early lifestyle of the Danevang pioneers." The small image shows a a two-story house with a smaller, single-story structure in the background and two flag poles in the foreground bearing the American and Danish flags. The drawing opposite on the top right corner is of a long structure with a mansard roof, which, according to its caption, is the museum. It is "reminiscent of an old Danish barn, it houses artifacts of the early days of the immigrants plus displays of farming, community life and Danish culture." In the very center, there is an outlined image of the state of Texas, with a tiered, bold line of text in red that reads, "Danish Culture Center." On the back of the postcard, there is further information about the Center. It reads: "Located approximately 12 miles south of El Campo on Hwy. 71 South and CR 426. The Cultural Center was established in 1992 and opened in 2001 to preserve, protect, and promote Danish Heritage artifacts and cultures."
Date: 1992/2001
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Threshing Rice on O. R. Johnson's Rice Farm

Description: Photograph of a group of men outdoors threshing rice on a rice farm one mile east of El Campo (this information is repeated on the back of the photograph's mat in hand-written text). The farm belonged to O. R. Johnson. The actual thresher is on the far right of the image, a large machine with several wheels and a conical pipe on its leftmost side. To the left, there are horses, some being ridden, while others appear to be harnessed to various equipment. Several bales of rice surround them on the floor. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph in blue ink reads: "Threshing rice on O. R. Johnson's rice farm 1 mile east of El Campo Tex. H. J. Berndt. Danevang, Texas. Please return to A. E. Berndt Danevang Tex. CIRCA 1912."
Date: 1912~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Jens H. Berndt Farmstead]

Description: Photograph of Jens H. Berndt and his farmstead half a mile west of Danevang, Texas, which was later sold to P. C. Petersen in 1921. Presumably, Jens is the man in the foreground on the small plow that is being pushed by two horses. Behind him on the left, there is a barn with a tall gable roof and a windmill. The main home is on the far right. It is a two-story house with intersecting gable roofs and several double-hung windows, as well as two roof overhangs covering small patios. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat. On the back, there is hand-written text that reads, "Jens H. Berndt about 1910."
Date: 1910~
Creator: Anderson, H. J.
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Farming Photo with C. M. Nissen on Far Right

Description: Photograph of a group of men standing outdoors on a large mechanical plow. Two of the men are on top of it, near the driver's seat. Another two are on the ground near the largest wheel. The one on the far right has been identified as C. M. Nissen. A fifth man is supporting himself with a lever towards the left, and a child farther left is sitting down barefoot on a wheel that has been turned to its side. The photograph has been placed on a dark mat with an embossed linear border that frames the photograph. On the back, there is hand-written text. It reads: "H. J. Berndt Danevang, Texas. Please return to A. E. Berndt. C. M. Nissen on far right married to Katherine Lauritsen. CIRCA 1908."
Date: 1908~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Arvid Bloom & Thora Nielsen

Description: Studio photograph of a husband and wife couple posing for picture in their wedding garb. The woman, seated on the right, has been identified as Thora Nielsen. She wears a light-colored (presumably white) dress with stockings, single-strap shoes, and a veil that reaches down to her ankles. Additionally, she also wears pearls and holds a bouquet of flowers near her lap. Her husband, identified as Arvid Bloom, is standing to the right of her. He is wearing a two-piece tuxedo suit with a light-colored shirt and matching bow tie. His hair is combed backwards revealing a receding hairline. The photograph has been placed inside the small triangular inserts of a stiff mat board. On the bottom, a white line of text reads, "Lauritz - Los Angeles"; presumably, the name of the photography studio where the picture was taken.
Date: 1912/1925
Creator: Lauritz
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

[Alice Hansen, I. E. Hansen, and Michael Brodsgaard on Automobile]

Description: Photograph of a child, identified as I. Elva Hansen (Babe), a woman, identified as Alice Hansen, and a man, identified as Michael Brodsgaard, on an automobile. The man and the woman are seated in the front seats, while the child is standing on the protruding part of the car's right fender. There are a couple of houses far away in the distance. Hand-written text in ink on the back of the photograph reads, "Babe and Alice Hansen 1948 Michael Brodsgaard on fender."
Date: 1948
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society