Place: Nebraska, VS

TeSelle, William (1871-1936)


William TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 23 September 1871. His parents were Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919) and Berendina Aleida Reusink (1841-1876). He married Clara J. Bade (1875-1964) on 10 March 1896. William died on 28 February 1936. William and Clara Bade TeSelle had eight children from their marriage: Gladys V.… Read more »

TeSelle, John Henry (1893-1955)


John Henry TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 31 January 1893. He was the son of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. John Henry married Johanna Jessie Stiehl. He died on 12 July 1955. John Henry and Johanna Stiehl TeSelle had 3 children from this marriage: Viola TeSelle (1918-?) [Spouse:… Read more »

TeSelle, Janna Geertruida (1866-1946)


Janna TeSelle was born in Oostburg, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, on 31 January 1866. She is the first child of Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) and Hanna Berendina Onnink (1841-1929). Janna was born just three months after her parents landed in New York after traveling across the Atlantic from the Netherlands. The family traveled from New… Read more »

TeSelle, Benjamin Hendrik (1884-1971)


Benjamin Hendrik TeSelle (1884-1971) was born on 9 January 1884 in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was the son of Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) and Hanna Berendina Onnink (1841-1929). He married Johanna “Jane” Gertrude Lefferdink (1884-1980) in 1905. They had three children together: Hanna Berdina “Bertha” TeSelle (1906-1975) [Spouse: Orval C. Johnson ()] Roy William… Read more »

TeSelle, Benjamin F. (1889-1959)


Benjamin F. TeSelle 1889-1959

Benjamin F. TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 23 November 1889, the son of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. According to his daughter, Norma TeSelle Prophet, Benjamin did not actually have a middle name. He adopted the initial “F” to differentiate himself from his first cousin, Benjamin H. TeSelle.

TeSelle, Albert Herman (1880-1932)


Albert was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 2 July 1881, the son of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. Albert, wife Lizzie Obbink, and three children moved to Washington in the early 1900’s. Albert did a variety of odd jobs, including cook on fishing boats. He died in Bellingham, Washington in 1932, as the result of an automobile accident.

TeSelle, Jan Albert (1873-1954)


Jan Albert TeSelle was born in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 6 June 1873. Albert was the son of Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) and Hanna Berendina Onnink (1841-1929). Albert married Johanna Walvoord (1878-1965) on 2 March 1899. They had six children together, born between the years 1900 and 1916: Mamie Jessina TeSelle (1900-2001) [Spouse:… Read more »

TeSelle, Herman John (1888-1963)


Herman John TeSelle was born near Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 2 August 1888, the son of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. Herman and his wife Jennie Vandewege remained on the family farm after his mother and dad decided to relocate from the farm to the town of Firth to retire.

TeSelle, Hendrik “Henry” (1875-1960)


Hendrik “Henry” TeSelle was born in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 11 February 1875. He was the son of Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) and Hanna Berendina Onnink (1841-1929).  Hendrik married Martha Wismer on 5 June 1899. Henry and Martha had 7 children together: Carl Edwin TeSelle (1900-1971) [Spouse: Anna TeSelle (1903-1968)] Ruby Eleanor TeSelle… Read more »

TeSelle, Helena (1882-1964)


Helena TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 10 July 1882. She was the daughter of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. She married Henry Obbink in 1904. Helena died in December 1964, Henry and Helena TeSelle Obbink had four children from their marriage: Freda Berneice Obbink (1904-?) [Spouse: Norman Larson… Read more »