Berendina was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 23 April 1877. She was the first child of Harmen Jan te Selle with his new wife Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. Berendina married Dionisius Gerrit van der Griend in 1896. She died in Firth on 13 September 1946.
Dionisius Gerrit and Berendina TeSelle van der Griend had one child from this marriage:
- Johanna Berendina van der Griend (1916–2006) [Spouse: ]