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Hans Jergen Rasmussen Home

Description: Photograph of the front view of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Hans Jergen Rasmussen. Photograph was taken a short distance away from the front entrance. A gable roof projects downwards creating a sloping overhang over the front patio. Two windows are on each side of the front door, which is flanked by small oval windows. The second floor has an intersecting gable roof that runs perpendicular to the main roof, and three windows are seen underneath the pediment created by the pitched roof. Accompanying information on the back of the photograph states that the home was started in 1919 and completed after about 14 years by Hans Jergen, his sons, and a man named Dobbins.
Date: 1919/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Soldiers Pay Record Book]

Description: Soldiers pay record book from World War I belonging to Andrew Jensen. Information recorded includes total monthly pay, deductions, net monthly pay, date paid, and the name of the quartermaster making the payment. According to the title page, this book was carried by the soldier for his own records. The book indicates that Jensen's total monthly wages were $33.00, and his net monthly pay, after $7.00 deducted for insurance, was $26.00. His monthly pat later went up to $40.20 total and $33.20 net. Jensen was drafted into the National Army on September 19, 1917 and reported to Bay City, Texas. The pay book was opened on January 1, 1919, and he returned to the U.S. from foreign service on June 15,1919. He applied for War Risk Insurance in the amount of $10,000.
Date: January 1, 1919
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society


Description: This is a bound volume of newspapers published primarily in German, although there is significant English-language content as well. The publication was the official newsletter of the Katholischen Staats-Verbands (Catholic State Association of Texas) and contains many articles about association business and events, editorials, and letters to the editor. The publication contains information about the association's history and bylaws as well as yearly listings of association officers.
Date: 1919
Creator: Catholic Staats-Verband of Texas.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]

Description: Discharge paper given to Andrew J. Jensen from the Army of the United States. The document states that Andrew was honorably discharged from his position of mechanic by reason of demobilization. Andrew's physical description follows, along with signatures from a commanding officer. Further biographical information is given on the back. Additionally, a piece of paper has been stapled on the back that was signed by the clerk of the county court in Wharton authenticating the document.
Date: 1919-06-26/1940-06-24
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Photograph of John and Harriet Carr, September 25, 1919]

Description: Photograph of John Walter Carr and his wife Harriet on their 23rd wedding anniversary. They're wearing white formal wear and are standing in front of vegetation. The reverse side of the photo contains a brief Christmas note from John Carr. The photo is contained inside of a hand-painted frame depicting a butterfly and flowers.
Date: September 25, 1919
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast