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: ]
- Merle Malvin TeSelle (1920–1990) [Spouse: Eunice Elizabeth McArthur (1918–2007)]
- Lois Johanna TeSelle (1926-?) [Spouse: Ralph Squillace (?)]