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Danevang in Wharton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Danevang Pioneer Monument

Danevang Pioneer Monument Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
1. Danevang Pioneer Monument Front
Inscription.  Front:
1894 - 1976

This monument was erected in honor of all the pioneers who settled Danevang. They met adversity and hardship with Christian fellowship, cooperation and hard work. They achieved their goal of a Danish community with a religious and agricultural background.
Dedicated June 5, 1976

Right Side:
Historical Events

1894-First Settlers Arrived
1895-St. Ansgar Congregation Organized
1895-Community House Built
1895-Cemetery Consecrated
1895-July 23, Post Office Established
1895-Henningsen, First Pastor Arrived
1895-May 16, First Child Born
1895-Public School
1895-First U.S. Weather Station Established in Wharton County
1897-Danish Mutual Fire Ins. Organized
1897-Cotton Gin Built
1900-Danish Ladies Aid Organized
1900-Galveston Storm
1902-Parsonage Built
1908-Church Cornerstone Laid
1909-March 28, Church Dedicated
1909-July 21, Hurricane
1911-First Automobile
1913-Danevang Telephone Co Organized
1919-Celebrated 25th Anniversary
1920-Danevang Farmers Co-Op Organized
1926-First Row Crop Tractor
1931-Highway 71 Paved
1935-Hosted American Evangelical Lutheran Church Convention
1939-English Ladies Aid
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1939-Rural Electric Energized Lines
1944-Celebrated 50th Anniversary
1945-Hurricane Destroyed Church
1947-Dec. 14, New Church Dedictaed
1951-School Consolidated with El Campo
1953-Vol. Fire Dept. Organized

Left Side:
Pioneer Families
1894 - 1900

Anders Anderson - J.P. Andersen - Mads Andersen - Theo. Andersen - M. Bram - A.H. Berndt - H.J. Berndt - S. Brodscaard - C.J. Christensen - H. Christensen - F.W. Christensen - H. Christensen - M. Christensen - Rev. Christensen - C. Christiansen - J.C. Evers - A.C. Fredericksen - L. Findsen - Andreas Hansen - Hans Hansen - H.F. Hansen - H.J. Hansen - H.N. Hansen - Niels Hansen - Niels M. Hansen - J.P. Hemmingsen - Rev. Hemmingsen - H.P. Hermansen - C.C. Jensen - H.P. Jensen - Heming Jemsen - N.C. Jensen - H.L. Jepsen - Hans Johnsen - Wm. Johnsen - J.P. Jorgensen - N.P. Jorgensen - J.J. Juhl - Jorgen Juul - Soren Kirkegaard - Peter Knok - N.C. Krag - L.P. Larsen - S.P. Larsen - Ole Lauridsen - A.P. Lauritsen - A.H. Longwood - L.J. Lykke - F.P.J. Lund - C. Madsen - Mogensen - J.M. Nielsen - Marcus Nielsen - N.P. Nielsen - N. Nielsen - Chris. Nielsen - C. Nygaard - Hans Nygaard - J.P. Olson - Chris. Petersen - J.P. Petersen - K. Petersen - M. Petersen - P.J.A. Petersen - P. Petersen - Rasmus Petersen - Chris. Rasmussen - H. Jorgen Rasmussen - P. Ravn - S.C. Swendsen - N.P. Thompsen - J.M. Thomsen - N. Toftgaard - John Treumer - J.C. Vendelbo - Aage Westergaard - L. Wiborg - Iver Wind
Erected 1976.
Danevang Pioneer Monument Right Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
2. Danevang Pioneer Monument Right Side

Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 2.614′ N, 96° 12.216′ W. Marker is in Danevang, Texas, in Wharton County. Marker is on County Road 426, 0.3 miles east of State Highway 71, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 357 County Road 426, Danevang TX 77432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Danevang Lutheran Church (a few steps from this marker); Danevang Community Hall (a few steps from this marker); Ansgar Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Danevang (approx. ¼ mile away); Clemville (approx. 5.1 miles away); Midfield Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away); Midfield Methodist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Deming’s Bridge Community (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danevang.
Danevang Pioneer Monument Left Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
3. Danevang Pioneer Monument Left Side
Danevang Pioneer Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
4. Danevang Pioneer Monument
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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