Norma Norvella (Te Selle) Prophet was born on July 26, 1923, in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska to Benjamin F. and Alma (Dietz) Te Selle. She died on December 17, 2009, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, at the age of 86. As with all of us, the importance of her life was not the dates of… Read more »
1918 Influenza Pandemic
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, or “Spanish Flu”, lasted from 1918-1920, and killed about 25% of the world’s population. There are interesting comparisons between the 1918 Pandemic and the current 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. The direct impact of the 1918 influenza on the TeSelle family worldwide has not been well-documented, but there is anecdotal evidence that some family members may have died as a result.
South Pass Township, Nebraska – 1921 Plat Map
TeSelle Parcels in the South Pass Township in 1921 The 1921 South Pass map, which is officially described as Township 7 North, Range 7 East of the 6th Principal Meridian, contains several parcels identified by the TeSelle name. The owners of all of these TeSelle parcels are related in some way to the three original TeSelle brothers.… Read more »
1900 U.S. Census
The 1900 U.S. Census documents are available to search for free online. The census questions provide a great deal of information for family historians and genealogists.
Schreurs, Manus John (1864-1952)
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… Read more »
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, William John (1877-1900)
William John TeSelle (1877-1900), son of Gerrit Jan te Selle (1841-1921) and Anna Jonker (1843-1908), was born in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska, on April 30, 1877. William died on September 11, 1900, at the young age of 23. Little is known about William’s life. Perhaps some of his relatives can share information about him.
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.