Nicholas and Myrtle (Zalman) Kallsen, 6 North 52 West

In 1900 Deuel County, Nebraska, Godfrey Zalman is farming, born April 1860, married 18 years to Annie April 1862, with Bertha Ausust 1882, all three born in Illinois. Louis June 1885, Myrtle March 1886, and Maggie April 1893 were born in Nebraska.

Godfrey 1860-1937 is buried in Big Springs # 63747178, with Annie 1862-1930 # 63747164.

Wray, Colorado, July 9, 1907 "Nickolas Kallsen and Myrtle Zohman, Julesburg, married Wednesday by Squire Cunningham."

Bertha P. Buttle 1883-1957 is buried in Julesburg # 67812728.

Margaret Zalman and Martin Wendt had Alta Erma Wendt on January 16, 1918 in Big Springs, Nebraska.

They're in Big Springs in 1940, farming, Martin 52, Maggie 47, Pearl 18, Vivian 17, and Daniel 10.
Martin C. Wendt 1887-1959 is buried in Custer County, South Dakota # 128611307.

Margaret "Maggie" Wendt - April 19, 1893- October 15, 1969 is buried in Sutter, Califronia # 115162369.

In 1910 Hale precinct, Yuma County, Nicholas J. Kallsen is a farm laborer 25, born in Germany, married two years to Myrtle 23 Nebraska. Clifford is one year old.

They had Clyde on December 20, 1911, and Myron on September 22, 1913 in Sterling.

Nicholas claimed two quarters in sections 12 and 13, 6N 52W in 1915.

In 1920 they're farming in Adams County, Colorado, Nicholas 35, Myrtle 38, Clifford 10, Everett 9, Clyde 8, Myron 6, Dorothy 4, all these kids born in Colorado. Earl 3 was born in Nebraska, and Lucille six months was born in Colorado.

In 1930 Adams County, Nicholas is 45, Myrtle 43, Ernest 19, Clyde M. 18, Byron E. 16, Dorothy M. 15, Donald E. 13, and Lucille M. 10.

Nicholas John Kallsen registered for WWII living two miles north of Brighton, Colorado, born May 6, 1884 at Freesenberg, Germany.

When Henry F. Kallsen died in Big Springs in 1933, he left, besides his descendants, three nephews, Nick and Henry Kallsen and John Jergensen, and one niece Mrs. Marie Laabs.

Nick is managing a pool hall, 54 and Myrtle 53 in Fort Lupton, Colorado in 1940.

Myrtle is buried in Brighton 1886-1971 # 43616531, with Nicholas 1884-1970 # 4361o6650.
The Adams County Almanac has her obituary on December 2, 1971.


Ernest, born in Yuma County April 26, 1910, died in 1991, buried in Brighton # 132021332.

Clyde, born Dec 20, 1911, at Sterling, died November 4, 1994, buried in Brighton # 96795531.

Clifford, born January 9, 1909, died July 8, 1973, buried in Brighton # 126791883.
When he registered for WWII, he said he was born in Kit Carson County, Colorado.

Lucille 1919-2004, born at Derby Colorado, died in Adams County, # 133870480. "Married Sidney Vance Brady 1936 . Had four children , Sidney Harold ( died at birth) , Leroy Shane , Dorothy Gail and Eldon Eugene ."
Sidney V. Brady, died April 27, 2006 in Greeley, Colorado at the age of 91. Mr. Brady was born on October 6, 1914 in Catoosa, Oklahoma to Zeb Ace and Pearl Brady. Sidney came to Colorado at the age of 15 where he lived with his Aunt Mable Hosey for a period of time. He worked for the Great Western Sugar Factory in Brighton. At the age of 22, he married Lucille Kallsen on December 16, 1936 in Golden, Colorado. They farmed south of Brighton for several years before retiring. He loved working outdoors and visiting with his family. Mr. Brady is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Lucille Brady. He is survived by his three children, Shane (Janie) Brady of Hays, KS; Dot (Jim) Struck of Brighton, CO; Eldon (Vicki) Brady of Briggsdale, CO; and one brother-in-law, Myron (Glenna) Kallsen of Greeley, CO. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In 1940 Adams County, Myron is 26, married to Glenna 21. Brother Clyde 28 is living with them.

Myron Kallsen, 98, of Loveland, formerly of Greeley, died June 18, 2012 at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose. He was born on September 22, 1913 in Sterling to Nickolas and Myrtle (Zalman) Kallsen. Myron was loved by everyone and was such a loving Father and Grandfather. He farmed and milked cattle all his life and shared that wholesome life with all who loved him. He enjoyed making miniature tractors, farm equipment, cowboys and various iron art from nuts, bolts and scrap metal to the enjoyment of his children and grandchildren. Myron is survived by his wife of 73 years, Glenna, currently living in Montrose; four children, Matt Kallsen and wife Nancy of Okemah, Oklahoma, Sherri Murphy of Loveland, Mary Anne McCourt and husband Tom of Montrose and Skip Kallsen and wife Tammy of Castle Rock; 11 Grandchildren and 18 Great-Grandchildren.

Myrtle's niece
Funeral services for Velma Irene Wolff, 95, will be held Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Casper with Pastor Robert McNamara celebrating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery in Casper, Wy. Visitation will be from 6-7 P.M., Wed. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 710 E. 2nd St., Casper, Wy. Velma passed away at Sheridan Manor, Nov. 2, 2010. She recently celebrated her 95th birthday Sept. 8, 2010 at Sugarland Ridge Retirement Home in Sheridan, after moving there this past summer. Velma previously lived 48 years in Casper. Velma was born Sept. 8, 1915, in Big Springs, Nebraska to Lewis and Emma Zalman. She was raised on a farm homestead in Nebraska, attended a country school, and graduated from Big Springs High School in 1932. She became a certified teacher for the country schools in Deuel County, Nebraska at the age of 16. Later, Velma received her Bachelor's Degree in Education at the University of Wyoming in 1968, the same year her son, Kent Macklin graduated from UW. Velma married Seddie Macklin July 10, 1937 in Sidney, Nebraska. After living their early years in Nebraska, they moved to Laramie, Wy. where their first child, Kent was born. Later, while living in Casper, Wy., their daughter Marcine was born. Velma also lived in Buffalo where Seddie owned the Ford garage. After Seddie's death, Velma married Harold Wolff, Aug. 8, 1961. They lived in Casper where Velma taught in the elementary school system until retiring at the age of 70. She loved teaching. Her daughter, Marcine and granddaughter, Andrea, followed in her footsteps. Velma was active many years at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Casper, helping with the Ladies group that made quilts for the needy, and she served on the Altar Guild. In Buffalo, she was a Sunday school teacher, and played the organ on Sundays. She was known for her excellent cooking, canning, and making homemade jellies. She enjoyed gardening, raised a large vegetable garden and grew many flowers, especially beautiful roses. She loved to paint the lovely flowers. She also enjoyed her pet cats through the years. In her later years at the retirement homes, she truly appreciated the loving care she received from the nurses and aides. She is survived by her son, Kent (Donna) Macklin, Casper, daughter Marcine (Robert) Kvidahl, Sheridan, grandson, Christopher Sly, Cheyenne, granddaughter Andrea Macklin Davey, (Brian) and granddaughters, Emma and Caitlyn, Gilbert, AZ, and grandson, Nathan Macklin, Washington, DC . She was preceded in death by her husbands, Seddie, and Harold, parents, Louis and Emma Zalman, and brother, Marvin Zalman.

Another niece :
hyllis Randall, 91 of Riverton, Wyoming, died on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. Per her wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Phyllis Irene Buttle was born on October 29, 1925 in Big Springs, NE to John Raymond and Bertha Pauline (Zalman) Buttle. She grew up and attended schools in Nebraska.

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