Published on: May 25, 2020Date revised: May 28, 2020
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 discharged on 29 July 1919. Gerrit married Pearl Edna Spellman in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on 18 March 1925. Gerrit and Pearl lived most of their lives in Firth. Gerrit was employed for many years in the road maintenance department of Lancaster County. Gerrit and Pearl had two children — a son and a daughter. Gerrit died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, on 15 October 1953, and is buried in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.
Gerrit H. TeSelle (1894-1953) portrait, about 1915
Gerrit H. TeSelle (1894-1953) in his WW1 Uniform
Gerrit H. TeSelle (1894-1953) with WWI group (e1918) - U.S. Army, Infantry Company "D", 14th Machine Gun Battalion, 5th Division
TeSelle Gerrit H. (1894-19530 Portrait, about 1919
Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919) - Seven Sons (about 1915)
TeSelle Gerrit H. (1894-1953) - U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card - 1917
TeSelle Gerrit H. (1894-1953) U.S. Army Transport Service Passenger List - July 1919
TeSelle Gerrit H. (1894-1953) - U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card - 1942
Gerrit H. TeSelle (1894-1953) and Pearl Spellman Wedding, 18-March-1925
U.S. Cities Directories, 1822-1995, Lincoln, Nebraska, page 692-693
Gerrit H. TeSelle died 15 October 1953 in Lincoln, Nebraska, at age 59
TeSelle Gerrit H. (1894-1953) - U.S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans
Herman John (Harmen Jan) te Selle Family -- 1989 Nebraska Reunion Program
Harmen Jan te Selle, 1844-1919
Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer, wife of Harmen Jan te Selle from 1876 until his death in 1919
The Herman John Te Selle (1888-1963) and Jennie Vandewege (1895-1982) farm in 1956.
Panel "A" of Herman John Te Selle family panels
Panel "B" of Herman John Te Selle family panels
Panel "C" of Herman John Te Selle family panels
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