Evert John TeSelle was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 2 September 1878. Evert was the son of Harmen Jan te Selle and Johanna Arnolda Brethouwer. Evert married Wilhelmina (Minnie) Obbink in 1902. He died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska on 30 January 1962.
Evert John and Minnie Obbink TeSelle had four children from this marriage:
- Herman J. TeSelle (1903-?) [Spouse: ]
- Berneice TeSelle (1904–1993) [Spouse: Ben H. Fischer (1903–1973)]
- Johanna TeSelle (1906–1964) [Spouse: Anton Peter Rasmussen (1902–1985)]
- Evelyn Pearl TeSelle (1908-?) [Spouse: George Alfred Northup (1912–1987)]