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Herman John TeSelle (1888-1963)

Herman John TeSelle and Jennie Vandewege wedding, 30-Apr-1913

Herman John TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 2 August 1888. He was the son of Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919) and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. Herman married Jennie Vandewege on 30 April 1913. Herman died in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 22 June 1963, and is buried in the Firth Cemetery on… Read more »

Norma TeSelle Prophet (1923-2009)

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Norma Norvella (Te Selle) Prophet was born on July 26, 1923, in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska to Benjamin F. and Alma (Dietz) Te Selle. She died on December 17, 2009, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, at the age of 86. As with all of us, the importance of her life was not the dates of… Read more »

Gerrit Henry TeSelle (1894-1953)

Gerrit H. TeSelle in World War I Uniform

Gerrit Henry TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 19 August 1894. He was the son of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. Gerrit enlisted in the U. S. Army on 25 July 1918, as a Private in the Infantry, Company “D”, 14th Machine Gun Battalion, 5th Division.  He was honorably… Read more »

1918 Influenza Pandemic

News Clipping - 1918 Epidemic Problem Puzzling Experts

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, or “Spanish Flu”, lasted from 1918-1920, and killed about 25% of the world’s population. There are interesting comparisons between the 1918 Pandemic and the current 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. The direct impact of the 1918 influenza on the TeSelle family worldwide has not been well-documented, but there is anecdotal evidence that some family members may have died as a result.

Nebraska – Section Contents

Nebraska Introduction Profiles Jan Hendrik te Selle (1838-1921) Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921) Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919) Norma TeSelle Prophet (1923-2009) Publications “The Start in the United States”, by Norma TeSelle Prophet A History of the Dutch Settlement in Lancaster County, Nebraska, by Gustav Adolph Bade (1892-1949) TeSelle Family Reunion of 1989, Lincoln, Nebraska… Read more »

South Pass Township, Nebraska – 1921 Plat Map

A 1921 plat map of Nebraska South Pass Township 7 North shows several parcels of land owned by te Selle family members.

TeSelle Parcels in the South Pass Township in 1921 The 1921 South Pass map, which is officially described as Township 7 North, Range 7 East of the 6th Principal Meridian, contains several parcels identified by the TeSelle name. The owners of all of these TeSelle parcels are related in some way to the three original TeSelle brothers.… Read more »

Herman John (Harmen Jan) te Selle – Last Will and Testament

Harmen Jan te Selle died June 22, 1919. In his Last Will, Harmen Jan te Selle directed that his land and other assets be divided among all of his twelve living children through various interesting combinations of land and cash.

1880 U.S. Census

The 1880 U.S. Census documents are available to search for free online. The census questions provide a great deal of information for family historians and genealogists.

A Guide to Using U.S. Census Records

The U.S. Census documents are valuable resources for the genealogist and family historian. The data collected has changed over the years since the first census in 1790. Read about the available data and the changes that have occurred.