Source: Family Photographs from the Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921) descendants

Gerrit Jan te Selle had 7 children, from whom came dozens of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. There is a wealth of stories, photos, and other memorabilia residing with many of these descendants of Gerrit Jan te Selle. We are attempting to gather these records here on this website so that all of his descendants can enjoy reliving those memories. Please contact us if you have memorabilia that you would like to share. Thanks.

TeSelle, Anna (1882-1940)


Anna TeSelle (1882-1940), daughter of Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921) and Anna Jonker (1843-1908), was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska, on July 24, 1892.

TeSelle, John (1879-1958)


John TeSelle (1879-1958), son of Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921) and Anna Jonker (1843-1908), was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska, on October 8, 1879.

TeSelle, Dena (1875-1944)


Dena TeSelle (1875-1944), daughter of Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921) and Anna Jonker (1843-1908), was born in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska, on March 4, 1875.

TeSelle, Dela (1873-1940)


Dela TeSelle (1873-1940) was the daughter of Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921) and Anna Jonker (1843-1908). Anna was pregnant with Dela when Gerrit Jan and his family emigrated to Nebraska from the Netherlands in July 1873. Dela was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska, on September 30, 1873.

te Selle, Willemina Elisabeth (1871-1919)


Willemina Elisabeth te Selle (1871-1919) was born on September 14, 1871, in Bredevoort, Netherlands, the daughter of Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921) and Anna Jonker (1843-1908). In July 1873, shortly before her second birthday, Willemina was brought to the United States by her parents, along with Willemina’s older brother, Jan Albert te Selle (1869-1941). Gerrit Jan and his… Read more »

te Selle, Jan Albert (1869-1941)


Jan Albert te Selle (1869-1941) was born on September 17, 1869, in Bredevoort, Netherlands, the son of Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921) and Anna Jonker (1843-1908). In July 1873, shortly before his fourth birthday, Jan Albert was brought to the United States by his parents, along with Jan Albert’s little sister, Willemina Elisabeth (1871-1919). Gerrit Jan and… Read more »

Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921)


Gerrit Jan te Selle, 1841-1921

Gerrit Jan te Selle was born April 21, 1841, on the “De Selle” farm, Woold, Winterswijk, Netherlands. He was the sixth of the seven sons of Jan Albert te Selle (1800-1845) and Dela ten Damme (1802-1883). Gerrit Jan and his brothers had no sisters. Gerrit Jan emigrated to Nebraska in October 1873, along with his… Read more »

Table of Contents – 1989 Family Reunion Pictorial Panels


1969 Reunion Name Badge

In 1989 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Norma Te Selle Prophet (1923-2009) organized a well-documented reunion of over 200 descendants of 3 te Selle brothers who emigrated from the Netherlands and eventually settled in Lancaster County, Nebraska, in the early 1870s: Jan Hendrik (1838-1921), Gerrit Jan (1841-1921), and Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919).