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[C. J. Nelin's Order of Final Naturalization]

Description: A partial list or Manifest for the S.S. ADRIATIC, signed by J. W. Jennings, Master, after the ship arrived at the Port of New York, N.Y., on 1881-05-28 lists 29-years-old Carl J. Nelin as a steerage passenger along with many other Swedish emigrants and shows his occupation as "Laborer."
Date: May 28, 1881
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

Minutes of Sweden Presbyterian Church

Description: Minutes recorded from meetings within the Sweden Presbyterian Church. The meetings are dated and described as to what occurred during the meeting; at the bottom of the meeting descriptions are signatures from church officials.
Date: 1905/1910
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[August Young's Declaration of Intention, 1918]

Description: Photocopy of August Young's sworn Declaration of Intention (filed in the McCulloch County District Court) to become a United States citizen, containing his renunciation of loyalty to any foreign power, in particular the King of Sweden, and recitation of his arrival from Jonkaping, Sweden to the port of New York in the State of New York aboard a White Star Line vessel on 1889-02-16 and his present marriage to Annie Young, who was born in Sweden.
Date: August 1918
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Souvenir Card for Hanson School]

Description: Souvenir card for Hanson School District 21 of McCulloch Co. Texas, featuring a picture of an unidentified woman on the front card, and listings of teachers, school board members, and pupils on the second card.
Date: May 28, 1920
Creator: Hanson School District
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Card in Memory of Hilda Hanson]

Description: Copyrighted cream, black, and gold card "In Loving Remembrance" of Hilda Hanson that states the dates of her life and features Victorian illustrations of doves, wreathed flowers, and a book with feather pens, along with the bannered epitaph "Gone but not forgotten" above a brief poem.
Date: 1922~
Creator: Wendell, H. F.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[August Young's Oath of Allegiance and Order Admitting to Citizenship, 1923]

Description: Photocopy of August Young's Oath of Allegiance presented to the McCulloch County District Court, in which he renounces allegiance to any foreign power, particularly to the King of Sweden, before swearing allegiance to the United States, together with the Order that admits him to citizenship.
Date: March 27, 1923
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Autobiography of David Dahlberg]

Description: Autobiography of David Dahlberg written for a high school English class assignment. His work covers his ancestral and family histories as well as his life from his birth up to 1944.
Date: November 8, 1944
Creator: Dahlberg, David
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 1, December, 1944

Description: The first issue of "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, explaining the purpose of the Tidings to be communication with the troops of World War II; sending individual holiday greetings from the men of the congregation; and containing a sermon that encourages an "All Out" commitment of both the troops and the congregation to "restore God's peace on earth" and to "win the spiritual conflicts between right and wrong on the battlefields of the soul."
Date: December 1944
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 2, January, 1945]

Description: An issue of "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, containing a sermon about "resolutions and revolutions" and sending New Year's greetings to the servicemen from the church's "Mothers, Wives, Sisters etc." that were written while the church members were gathered at the "old meeting place - School House" to celebrate New Year's Eve.
Date: January 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 3, February, 1945]

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, encouraging the servicemen to participate with the congregation in reading a "Book of the Bible per month"; providing information about the "boys," including a humorous account of Sgt. Jack Gallaway's having been "placed over" the WACs in England's signal corps; reporting a special service held at the Prisoner of War camp; urging the servicemen to not give up their personal freedoms, especially to tobacco or alcohol; and providing locations of Presbyterian Church Hospitality Houses throughout the country.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 4, March, 1945]

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter with updates on circumstances in the lives of congregation members and the community; a description of a recent visit by missionaries who had been interned in China, including how they ate their East Sweden meal with chop sticks; details of area churches' stand-by plans for a V-E day prayer service to celebrate "news of the collapse of Germany"; and a sermon urging that, at the end of World War II, "we... be more than conquerors" and ensure that not only has the war been won but so also has the peace.
Date: March 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 5, April, 1945

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, updating both the congregation and the servicemen, including a warning to the congregation that the season for "peddlers" is approaching and a tip for getting rid of them; compares the "equipment" needed by a Christian soldier to that of a military soldier; and expresses hope that the meeting of the United Nations will lead to a creation of a permanent world organization that will "assure the peach (sic.) for all time future."
Date: April 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 6, May, 1945

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, reporting the names and locations of 19 East Sweden area servicemen; describing area V-E Day services; commentating on food shortages while also reporting that more than 1200 disobedient prisoners of war have been placed on bread and water for more than a week and "are put to work gardening to raise their own food in part"; providing a local calendar of events; and characterizing the Germans as self-styled "godless supermen" who forgot that the nations they attacked would "rise with vehemence in defense of their righteous principles" as should all Christians striving to have a "VS Day" (Victory in the Soul.)
Date: May 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 7, June, 1945

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, reporting changes in locations and duties of servicemen affected by V-E Day; giving details of social, community, and business happenings; providing the yield per acre of the Prisoner of War Camp's oat field and stating that many of the prisoners of war have been "evacuated" in labor groups of 15 to other places; reporting that the McCulloch County drive to collect used clothing for Europe has exceeded its quota; and expressing the idea that the best basis for a democratic government is "Protestant Christianity."
Date: June 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission