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.
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.
The 1900 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.
Albert Herman TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska, the oldest son of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. On January 29, 1904, Albert married Elizabeth Alyda (Lizzie) Obbink in Firth, Nebraska. Together Albert and Lizzie had three children: Ted, Cora, and Dorothy.
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.
During the latter 1890’s, a second daughter colony was organized by Nebraska Dutch families, similar to the colony in Kansas. About twenty families migrated from Lancaster County, Nebraska, and settled in the State of Washington, near the village of Linden. Since then, more families have followed. Today there is an established Dutch church (Seceders) and… Read more »
The history of the TeSelle family in Colorado can be traced back to John Willem TeSelle (1867-1945). After a brief career in the ministry, John Willem and his family moved to Fruitland Mesa, near Crawford, Colorado, where he homesteaded a large farm and built a large farmhouse and a famous big, red, round barn.
Who were those early te Selle emigrants from the Netherlands to the United States in the mid-1800s? Why did them leave their homeland for an uncertain future in America? How did they make the perilous ocean crossings? Where did they settle? Now many descendants of those early immigrants are returning to visit Winterswijk, Netherlands and learn more about their family roots.