Danish settlers, Danish societies
This society was established December 11th, 1879 in Oakland, California.
Its original name was “Den Danske Forening Dania af Oakland og Alameda” (The Danish Society Dania of Oakland and Alameda), and its original purpose was to further the social life among the Danish settlers in these twin cities.
It soon became evident, however, that if the young society were to grow and thrive and keep its membership, it would have to include other and more tenable points on its program, not just entertainment, and thus it was decided to establish a health and burial insurance, and it has been functioning as such until this very day.
"The Danish Society Dania of California,"
The Bridge: Vol. 35:
1, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol35/iss1/15