Gerrit Willem Bloemers married Janna te Selle in 1819, and they later emigrated to Gibbsville, Wisconsin. Aunt Janna and Uncle Bloemers welcomed Jan Hendrik and Harmen Jan te Selle to their farm when the te Selle brothers emigrated to the United States in 1865.
Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919) was born on the “De Selle” farm, near Winterswijk, Netherlands. He and an older brother, Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) emigrated to the United States in 1865. At first they lived with their Aunt Janna and Uncle Gerrit Bloemers near Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Within two years the brothers moved from Wisconsin to Lancaster County, Nebraska, where they homesteaded farm land, raised their families, and remained for the rest of their lives.
This Profile page for Jan Hendrik te Selle, son of Jan Albert te Selle (1800-1845) and Dela ten Damme (1802-1883), will incorporate stories, photos, and memorabilia about this person’s life, and will contain links to other related material in the website. We hope that family members will contribute materials that will make this page a [...]
Janna te Selle was the sister-in-law of Dela ten Damme te Selle, mother of Jan Hendrik and Harmen Jan te Selle, the first of the te Selle brothers to emigrate from the Fökkink farm to the United States. Aunt Janna and her husband Gerrit Bloemers had already emigrated to Wisconsin, and welcomed Jan Hendrik and Harmen Jan to their home.
This Profile page for Dela ten Damme, wife of Jan Albert te Selle (1800-1845), will incorporate stories, photos, and memorabilia about this person’s life, and will contain links to other related material in the website. We hope that family members will contribute materials that will make this page a meaningful portal to this person’s history. [...]
Johanna Marie (Annie) TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 15 September 1896, and died on 9 November 1972. She was the youngest daughter of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. On 10 April, 1919, Annie married William Ernest Fischer, who was born on 1 July 1898, and died on 13 March 1964.
John Willem TeSelle was born in Oostburg, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin on 31 Jan 1867. His parents were Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) and Hanna Berendina Onnink (1841-1929). John Willem moved to Lancaster County, Nebraska, when he was about 3 years old. In 1897 he married Geertje VanderBeek (1871-1922). John Willem was a minister as well as a rancher. He is probably best known for his construction of a large, round, red barn on the plains at Fruitland Mesa, Colorado. He died in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 20 January 1945.
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