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[Remembrance Card for Mary A. Carroll]

Description: Remembrance card for Mary A. Carroll printed on dark cardstock with gold engraving. There is an illustration of a woman with a Bible in front of a large cross, with light streaming from clouds above. Text on the right reads, "In Loving Remembrance of Mrs. Mary A. Carroll, Died April 6, 1899. Age 33 yrs. 9 mos. 15 days." There is a poem in the lower-left corner that reads: "'Tis hard to break the tender cord/ When love has bound the heart,/ 'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words:/ "We must forever part."/ Dearest loved one, we must lay thee/ In the peaceful grave's embrace,/ But thy memory will be cherished/ Till we see thy heavenly face."
Date: 1899
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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