Voyage to America – 1873

Gerrit Jan te Selle
July 1873
S.S. Maas

Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921), a brother of Jan Hendrik and Harmen Jan te Selle who emigrated in 1865, emigrated from Winterswijk in 1873 to join his brothers in America. G. J. te Selle set sail on the S. S. Maas from Rotterdam to New York with his entire family — wife Anna Jonker, son Jan, daughter Willemina, grandfather Christiaan Graaskamp, and grandmother Harmina te Selle Graaskamp.

There is some confusion about whether G. J. and his family traveled on the S. S. Maas, or on another ship named the S. S. Edam. Attached are excerpts from a thread of emails between some TeSelle family members attempting to sort out the confusion. The conclusion appears to favor the S. S. Maas.

2002 Email Thread re Ship Edam or Maas