Manus John Schreurs (1864-1952), son of Manus Schreurs (1824-1865) and Berendina Aleida Reusink (1841-1876), was born on December 17, 1864, in Cedar Grove, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. When baby Manus John was only 10 months old, his father Manus died, on October 22, 1865. His mother Berendina was left alone to raise her young son.
The following year Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919) married Berendina Aleida Reusink, on 27 April 1866 in Holland, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. At the time she was 25 years, having been born January 29, 1841. Her young son, Manus John, was about 16 months old.
Harmen Jan te Selle treated his young stepson, Manus John, as if he were his own. Two years later, on April 21, 1868, Harmen Jan and Berendina had a baby daughter of their own, Dela TeSelle (1868-1900).