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Photo galleries of the TeSelle family

Lawrence Edward TeSelle (1919-1978)


Lawrence Edward TeSelle was born on July 21, 1919, in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was the son of Benjamin F. TeSelle (1889-1959) and Alma Ida Dietz (1885-1968). Lawrence married Agnes Rose Pietenpol (1919-1994) on February 9, 1940, at the Presbyterian Church in Firth, Nebraska. Agnes was the daughter of Dick (Derk) Pietenpol (1876-1957) and… Read more »

Benjamin F. TeSelle (1889-1959)


Family photographs from the Benjamin F. TeSelle (1889-1959) descendants.

Herman John TeSelle (1888-1963)


Herman John TeSelle and Jennie Vandewege wedding, 30-Apr-1913

Herman John TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 2 August 1888. He was the son of Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919) and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. Herman married Jennie Vandewege on 30 April 1913. Herman died in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 22 June 1963, and is buried in the Firth Cemetery on… Read more »

Norma TeSelle Prophet (1923-2009)


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Norma Norvella (Te Selle) Prophet was born on July 26, 1923, in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska to Benjamin F. and Alma (Dietz) Te Selle. She died on December 17, 2009, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, at the age of 86. As with all of us, the importance of her life was not the dates of… Read more »

Gerrit Henry TeSelle (1894-1953)


Gerrit H. TeSelle in World War I Uniform

Gerrit Henry TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 19 August 1894. He was the son of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. Gerrit enlisted in the U. S. Army on 25 July 1918, as a Private in the Infantry, Company “D”, 14th Machine Gun Battalion, 5th Division.  He was honorably… Read more »

Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919)


Harmen Jan te Selle, 1844-1919

Harmen Jan te Selle was born December 4, 1844, on the “De Selle” farm, Woold, Winterswijk, Netherlands. He was the youngest of the seven sons of Jan Albert te Selle (1800-1845) and Dela ten Damme (1802-1883). Harmen Jan and his brothers had no sisters. Harmen Jan married his first wife, Berendina Aleida Reusink, on 27… Read more »

Sears Roebuck Catalogs


Sears 1902 Catalog - Farm Implements

Since its modest beginning as a watch retailer in 1896, Sears Roebuck quickly expanded its retail offerings to include household furnishings, kitchen utensils, farm equipment, clothing, sporting goods, hardware, tools — almost anything you could think of could be ordered from Sears Roebuck. You could even order an entire pre-fabricated house, which would be delivered to you… Read more »

Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921)


Gerrit Jan te Selle, 1841-1921

Gerrit Jan te Selle was born April 21, 1841, on the “De Selle” farm, Woold, Winterswijk, Netherlands. He was the sixth of the seven sons of Jan Albert te Selle (1800-1845) and Dela ten Damme (1802-1883). Gerrit Jan and his brothers had no sisters. Gerrit Jan emigrated to Nebraska in October 1873, along with his… Read more »

Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921)


Family of John Henry (Jan Hendrik) te Selle and Hannah Onnink te Selle (about 1890)

Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) was born on the “De Selle” farm, near Winterswijk, Netherlands. Jan Hendrik, his wife Hannah Onnink (1841-1929), and Jan Hendrik’s younger brother, Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919), emigrated to the United States in 1865. At first, they lived with their aunt and uncle, Gerrit and Janna te Selle Bloemers, near Sheboygan,… Read more »

Johan Christiaan te Selle (1899-1970)


Johan Christiaan, Bertus, Thea, and Geertruida van Eerden te Selle

Johan Christiaan and his wife Trui (Gertruida) te Selle purchased the old oil mill (Olliemölle) of Winterswijk in the mid-1920’s.  Both of Johan and Trui’s children, Bertus and Thea, were born at the “Olliemölle”, and have fond memories of growing up there.