Place: Winterswijk

te Selle, Jan Albert (1800-1845)


Jan Albert te Selle was born in 1800 in Woold, Netherlands, on the farm known as “de Selle” or “Selleman,” from which the name “te Selle” was originally derived. Jan Albert and wife Dela ten Damme had seven sons. Unfortunately, Jan Albert died unexpectedly in 1845, leaving Dela alone to raise seven young boys. Three of these boys emigrated to America. They and their extended families created and populated many of the farms in present-day Lancaster County, Nebraska.

te Selle, Gerrit Jan (1841-1921)


Gerrit Jan te Selle, 1841-1921

Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921) emigrated from the “De Selle” farm in Winterswijk, NL, and eventually settled on farmland near Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Beschrijving van een Compleet Wapen


[Need Dutch Translation] The Te Selle Coat of Arms is not a crest from ancient times, but rather is a recent creation by Dirk Willem te Selle, whose combined his knowledge of history, his fascination with heraldry, and his familiarity with the Te Selle family, in order to create this striking family coat of arms.

Wapenschild


[Need Dutch Translation] Did the Te Selle family have a coat of arms? Historically, no — but there is one now! Dirk Willem te Selle has combined his knowledge of history, his fascination with heraldry, and his familiarity with the Te Selle family, in order to create the Te Selle Family Coat of Arms.

“De Olliemölle”


Bron:  Dirk Willem te Selle (Enschede, NL) in gesprek met Thea Loonen – te Selle, Maart 2005. Inleiding Eén van de leukste plekken van Winterswijk is ongetwijfeld de oude watermolen van Den Helder aan de Slingebeek. De omgeving van de Slinge is een beeklandschap. Het kronkelende riviertje heeft door de eeuwen heen regelmatig haar loop… Read more »

Bezoeken aan Winterswijk


This section will document various visits by American TeSelles to visit their te Selle roots in the Netherlands…

In de kluisters van het landschap


Winterswijkse boeren eeuwig slachtoffer van elites In 1983 werd Winterswijk opgeschrikt door harde acties van boeren tegen plannen ter bescherming van het fraaie coulissenlandschap dat al menige randstedeling naar deze streek heeft gelokt. De wortels van dat conflict gaan terug tot de eerste decennia van deze eeuw , toen de plaatselijke elite van semi-feodale grondbezitters… Read more »