GUSTAV E. “COTTON TOP” BERGLOFF

Gustav Edwin Bergloff
(photo from Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991)

B. March 18, 1903 in Ludvika, Ludvika kommun, Darlanaslän, Sweden
D. January 6, 1991 in Round Lake Beach, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Karl Gustaf Berglof born September 10, 1871
  • Mother: Maria (Simonsson) Berglof born February 14, 1877
  • Wife: Selma (Nelson) Bergloff born December 22, 1906 in Clearwater, Wright County, MN daughter of Sam Nelson (1880-1936) and Anborg (Oland) Nelson (1876-1957); married August 5, 1931 in Cook County, IL; Selma died March 22, 1959 in Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Selma (Nelson) Bergloff buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Edwin Carl Bergloff born June 23, 1931 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Navy Korean Veteran (1951-1953); married Joyce Diane Pittelkow; Edwin died May 30, 1974 in Roanoke, Roanoke County, VA; According to the death certificate, Edwin is buried in Avon Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL
    2. Dolores Bergloff born January 3, 1933 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
    3. Carroll Bergloff born February 10, 1935 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
    4. Kenneth Dale Bergloff born January 11, 1938 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Patricia Eaton; last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Kenneth died December 17, 2004

Additional Information:

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Peoria City, Peoria County, IL living at 604 Sanford St., the household members were: Kenneth W. Webb, head, age 27, married at age 25, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: welder – railroad; Edna Webb, wife, age 20, married at age 18, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Beverly Webb, daughter, age 1 3/12, single, born in Illinois; Charles Dickson, roomer, age 40, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: foreman – glove factory; Charles Huson, roomer, age 25, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: machinist – ice cream factory; Gustaf Berglof, roomer, age 27, single, born in  Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1922, occupation: machinist – tractor factory.

According to the Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991:

“UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
PETITION FOR NATURALIZATION

 To the Honorable the District Court of the United States at Chicago, Illinois.  The petition of Gustav Edwin Bergloff, hereby filed, respectfully shows: (1) My place of residence is 831 N. La Salle St., Chigo., Ill. (2) My occupation is Machinist. (3) I was born in Ludvika Noreberget, Sweden on March 18, 1903. My race is Scandinavian.  (4) I declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States on February 18, 1936 in the U.S. District Court of Northern District of Illinois, at Chicago, Ill.  (5) I am married. The name of my wife or husband is Selma we were married on August 6, 1931 at Chicago, Ill.; he (she) was born at Neving, Minn. on December 22, 1908; and now resides with me.  I have 4 children, and the name, date, and place of birth, and place of residence of each of said children are as follows:
Edwin – Born on June 23, 1931.
Daloris – Born on January 2, 1933.
Carol – Born on February 10, 1935.
Kennith 0 Born on February 1938.  All born and reside at Chicago, Ill.
(6) My last foreign residence was Norsbnerget, Sweden.  I emigrated to the United States of American from Gothenburg, Sweden.  My lawful entry for permanent residence in the United States was at New York, N.Y., under the name of Bergloff, Gustav Edwin on October 7, 1922, on the vessel SS Stockholm as shown by the certificate of my arrival attached hereto.
(7) I am not a disbeliever in or opposed to organized government or a member of or affiliated with any organization or body of personal disbelief in or opposed to organized government.  I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the prectice of polygamy.  I am attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States.  It is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce absolutelty and forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to Gustavus W. King of Sweden of whom (which) at this time I am a subject (or citizen), and it is my intention to reside permanently in the United States.  (8) I am able to speak the English language.  (9) I have resided continuously in the United States of American for the term of 5 years at least immediately preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since October 7, 1922 and in the County of Cook this State, continously next preceding the date of this petition,since December, 1927, being a residence within said county of at least 6 months next preceeding the date of this petition.

I, Gustav Edwin Bergloff, do swear (affirm) that I know the contents of this petition for naturalization subscribed by me, that the same are true to the best of my own knowledge, except as to matters therein stated to be alleged upon information and belief, and that as to those matters I believe them to be true, and that this petition was signed by me with my full, true name: SO HELP ME GOD.

                        signed: Gustof Edwin Bergloff”

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake Beach Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Partridge Court the household members were: Gustaf Bergloff, head, age 37, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Sweden, lived in Chicago, IL in 1935, occupation: machinist – can company; Selma Bergloff, wife, age 33, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Minnesota, lived in Chicago, IL in 1935, Edwin Bergloff, son, age 8, single, highest grade completed: 2, born in Illinois; Dolores Bergloff, daughter, age 7, single, highest grade completed: 1, born in Illinois; Carrol Bergloff, daughter, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Kenneth Bergloff, son, age 2, single, born in Illinois