Dela ten Damme te Selle and her family needed to move to a new farm; there were not enough jobs for her young boys; emigration to America seemed very appealing. Soon Jan Hendrik, Gerrit Jan, and Harmen Jan te Selle were on their way to America.
Place: Nebraska, USA
Farm Production 1885
The three pioneer TeSelle brothers came to Nebraska specifically to be farmers. So…..how was “life down on the farm”? The following picture shows the panels in this group as they appeared at the 1989 reunion. In order to create this reproduction, the placement of the pictures and the written text were reformatted. Back to Table… Read more »
Nebraska Census – Lancaster County – 1870 – 1880 – 1885 – 1900
Photo panels of the Lancaster County, Nebraska from 1870, 1880, 1885, and 1900, which were displayed at the 1989 Te Selle Family Reunion in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Gerrit John Te Selle (1841-1921) Family Panels
Photo panels of the family of Gerrit John Te Selle (Gerrit Jan te Selle) (1841-1921), which were displayed at the 1989 Te Selle Family Reunion in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Herman John Te Selle (1844-1919) Family Panels
Photo panels of the family of Herman John Te Selle (Harmen Jan te Selle) (1844-1919), which were displayed at the 1989 Te Selle Family Reunion in Lincoln, Nebraska.
John Henry Te Selle (1838-1921) Family Panels
Photo panels of the family of John Henry Te Selle (Jan Hendrik te Selle) (1838-1921), which were displayed at the 1989 Te Selle Family Reunion in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Table of Contents – 1989 Family Reunion Pictorial Panels
In 1989 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Norma Te Selle Prophet (1923-2009) organized a well-documented reunion of over 200 descendants of 3 te Selle brothers who emigrated from the Netherlands and eventually settled in Lancaster County, Nebraska, in the early 1870s: Jan Hendrik (1838-1921), Gerrit Jan (1841-1921), and Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919).
Gerrit Jan conveys the sad news of the death of Uncle Christiaan Graaskamp, husband of Harmina te Selle Graaskamp, the aunt of the Gerrit Jan, Jan Hendrik, and Harmen Jan te Selle. Christiaan and Harmina lived with Gerrit Jan in Holland, Nebraska. Gerrit Jan also describes the recent drought and plague of locusts which devastated the Nebraska plains.
Jan Willem TeSelle – Letter 4
Firth, Nebraska — 7 February 1939 This letter from Jan William TeSelle was sent to Margaret TeSelle. She had married Jack Fries in 1934. Jan Willem TeSelle was always inventing farm implements which he showed freely to all. He never applied for a patent (no record of such has been found). Firth, Nebr. Feb. 7,… Read more »
Jan Willem TeSelle – Letter 3
Firth, Nebraska — 29 February 1936 Jan William TeSelle left Matlock after 1928. He and Jeannette Bogaard TeSelle retired in Firth, Nebraska, about 25 miles south of Lincoln. [Verbatim typed copy of handwritten letter from J. W. TeSelle. Envelope addressed to Mrs. Sherman Neilson, 1304 “E” 13th St., Pueblo Colorado] Firth, Neb. Feb. 29, 1936 Dear… Read more »