Biografi for: Karl Viggo Nielsen

1918. Familienavnet ændret til Borbjerg iflg. Kgl. Navnebevilling 11/12 1918, jvf. fødselsindtegningen i kirkebogen.

1921. Tager 1921 job som Steward Assistent på MS Lituania, der sejlede fra Danzig til New York.

1924. Rejser med MS Frederik VIII, over til sin Bror, Niels Kristian Nielsen i Baryton, Iowa.

Comments to a picture of "The Borberg Brothers"
4 of these men are brothers of Niels Christian Nielsen, Harold's grandfather. These 4 were living in the USA, in Chicago, Illinois on our 1930 US census. They were living together at one address as roomers & working as icemen. Kristen Hansen age 38, George William age 37, Jens Christian age 30 & Karl Vigo age 29. I've given their ages as they gave them on this 1930 census. They all used the surname, Borberg.
Source: Mail fra Jan Cozad #8856.

1930 Census
Name: Karl V Borberg. Birth Year: abt 1901. Birthplace: Denmark. Marital status: Single. Relation to Head of House: Roomer. Home in 1930: Chicago , Cook , Illinois , USA. Street address:. Maryland Avenue. Ward of City: 6. Block: 93. House Number: 6415. Dwelling Number: 113. Family Number: 377. Attended School: No. Able to Read and Write: Yes. Father's Birthplace: Denmark. Mother's Birthplace: Denmark. Language Spoken: Danish. Immigration Year: 1924. Naturalization: First Papers.
Able to Speak English: Yes. Occupation: Iceman. Industry: Ice Sales. Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker. Employment: Yes.
Household Members: Sarah Johnston 59, Hazel Skelley 37, Robert M Skelley 14, Jens C Borberg 30, Kristen H Borberg 38, Karl V Borberg 29, Mathew J Collell 37, George W Borberg 34.

1932. Er i Danmark. Rejser sammen med niecen Mabel Christina Nielsen og sine to brødre, Georg Vilhelm og Karl Viggo tilbage til US
Source: https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org

Comments to a picture of "The Borberg Brothers"
4 of these men are brothers of Niels Christian Nielsen, Harold's grandfather. These 4 were living in the USA, in Chicago, Illinois on our 1930 US census. They were living together at one address as roomers & working as icemen. Kristen Hansen age 38, George William age 37, Jens Christian age 30 & Karl Vigo age 29. I've given their ages as they gave them on this 1930 census. They all used the surname, Borberg.
Source: Mail fra Jan Cozad #8856.

1940 Census
Name: Karl Viggo Borberg. Age: 39. Estimated birth year: abt 1901. Birthplace: Denmark. Marital status: Single. Relation to Head of House: Head. Home in 1940: Chicago , Cook , Illinois. Street: So Maryland Avenue. House Number: 6415. Farm: No. Inferred Residence in 1935: Chicago , Cook , Illinois. Residence in 1935: Same House. Citizenship: Naturalized. Sheet Number: 8A, Occupation: Ice Man. House Owned or Rented: Rented. Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 40. Attended School or College: No. Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade. Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 28. Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work. Weeks Worked in 1939: 22. Income: 500. Income Other Sources: No.
Household Members: Karl Viggo Borberg 39, George W Borberg 38, Jens C Borberg 40.

1978 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Name Karl Borberg. Last Residence Atlantic, 50022, Cass, Iowa, USA. Born4 Oct 1900. Died Feb 1978.

Bob Nelsen, 12. juli 2014.
Tonight, we are featuring Karl Viggo Borbjerg. We dropped the Karl and called him Viggo. There was no man on earth any more likable than Viggo. As I mentioned before, he lived with Jens Kristian (Uncle Christian) in Chicago most of his life here in the US but moved to Atlantic, Iowa with Christian in his later years. Viggo was a gentle sort of man who didn't have a lot to say. Maybe that's because his brother Christian did most of the talking. Viggo loved to play Pinochle (a card game) and loved to play practical jokes. He would tell my mother to look out the window and he would grab a cookie from the plate and chuckle while she was checking out the activity outside. Christian and Viggo were always together. They were not only brothers but they were also best friends. You wouldn't know it when they walked down the street because one was always several feet in front of the other as they walked. Someone asked them why they did this and they explained that they lived in a rough part of Chicago, and by walking so far apart, one could go get help if the other was ever attacked. It made sense, but it sure looked strange. That's what I remember about Viggo. If anyone else has something to add, please feel free to do so.
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