Source: Lucas, Henry Stephen, "Netherlanders in America: 1789-1950"

The book begins with a brief sketch of Dutch emigration to colonial America. The story goes on to discuss the Dutch movement into Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Canada, and elsewhere, carrying their culture with them wherever they went.


Dutch immigration to Iowa began with the settlement of Pella in the summer of 1847, founded by Hendrik P. Scholte. [1.] [Note to Reader: If you are interested in writing an article about Dutch immigration to Iowa, or if you have stories and memorabilia about TeSelle family members in Iowa, we would love to include… Read more »