Source: Family Photographs from the Jan Hendrik te Selle descendants

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 married Johanna Gertrude Lefferdink (1884-1980) in 1905. Benjamin died on 15 October 1971 in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

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 and Hanna Berendina Onnink. Hendrik married Martha Wismer in 1899. Hendrik died in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 12 November 1960.

TeSelle, Hanna Gesiena (1880-1944)


Hanna Gesiena TeSelle (1880-1944) was born in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 6 May 1880. She married Richard Thomas Liesveld (1879-1956{) in 1902. Hanna died on 24 November 1944 in Holland, Nebraska.

TeSelle, Gerrit “Garret” (1878-1948)


Gerrit “Garret” TeSelle was born in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 2 February 1878. He married Jennie Wismer in 1901. Gerrit died on 31 August 1948 in Holland, Nebraska.

TeSelle, Dela “Dillie” (1869-1971)


Dela (“Dillie”) TeSelle (1869-1971) was born in Oostburg, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin on 4 April 1869. She was the daughter of Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) and Hanna Berendina Onnink (1841-1929). Dela moved with her family to Lancaster County, Nebraska when she was only one year old. She married Gerrit William Ten Huizen in 1887. After… Read more »

Onnink, Hanna Berendina (1841-1929)


Hanna Berendina Onnink married Jan Hendrik te Selle in Winterswijk, Netherlands, on September 28, 1865, and they departed the next day, along with Jan Hendrik’s younger brother, Harmen Jan te Selle, on an epic journey to America. Read more about the two brothers and their families, who had much to do with the growth and prosperity of Lancaster County, Nebraska during the late 1800’s.

TeSelle, Jan Willem (John William) (1867-1945)


Jan Willem (John William) TeSelle, son of Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) and Hanna Berendina Onnink (1841-1929), was born in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin in 1867.

te Selle, Jan Hendrik (1838-1921)


Jan Hendrik te Selle, 1838-1921

Jan Hendrik te Selle (1833 -1921) werd geboren op boerderij “De Selle”, in de Winterswijkse buurtschap het Woold in Nederland. Hij en zijn broer Harmen Jan te Selle (1844 – 1919) emigreerden in 1865 samen naar Wisconsin. De dag voor hun vertrek trouwde Jan Hendrik eerst nog met zijn buurmeisje Hanna Berendina Onnink van boerderij “Fökkinkschoppe”. Natuurlijk gaat zij ook het grote avontuur aan. Eerst woonden ze een korte tijd bij hun tante Janna en oom Gerrit Bloemers in de buurt van Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Binnen een paar jaar verhuisden de broers vanuit Wisconsin naar Lancaster County in de staat Nebraska, waar ze landbouwgrond verwierven krachtens de Homestead Act. Ze stichtten daar hun gezinnen en bleven er voor de rest van hun leven.