Dela (Dillije) TeSelle is the first-born child of Harmen Jan te Selle and Berendina Aleida Reusink. She was born on April 21, 1968, in Holland, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. She moved with the family from Wisconsin to Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She died on February 13, 1900. Dela TeSelle and Dick Abbink were married in Nebraska on March 15, 1888.