Place: Nebraska, USA

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 Herman TeSelle 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 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 »

TeSelle, Harmina (1884-1960)


Harmina TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 5 July 1884. She was the daughter of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnold Brethouwer. Harmina married Ernest William Dietz. Harmina died on 20 April 1960. Ernest and Harmina TeSelle Dietz had one child from their marriage: Weslie Dietz (1910-?) [Spouse: ]

TeSelle, Hanna Gesiena (1880-1944)


Hanna Gesiena “Jessena” TeSelle (1880-1944) was born in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 6 May 1880. She was the daughter of Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) and Hanna Berendina Onnink (1841-1929). Jessena married Richard “Dick” Thomas Liesveld (1879-1956) on 3 April 1902. The wedding ceremony was conducted by Jessena’s older brother, Rev. Jan Willem (John… Read more »

TeSelle, Gerrit Henry (1894-1953)


TeSelle Gerrit H. (1894-19530 Portrait, about 1919

Gerrit H. TeSelle was the youngest son of Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919). Gerrit served in WWI and then came back home to Firth, Nebraska. He married Pearl Spellman and they had two children.

TeSelle, Gerrit “Garrett” (1878-1948)


Gerrit “Garrett” TeSelle was born in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 2 February 1878. He was the son of Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) and Hanna Berendina Onnink (1841-1929). He married Jana “Jennie” Wismer on 21 February 1901. Garrett and Jennie had 6 children together: Raymond Earl TeSelle (1901-1959) [Spouse: Edith TeSelle (1903-1993)] Pearl Geneva TeSelle (1904-1989)… Read more »