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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 2,925 people named Behnke in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Behnke in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,692 people named Behnke were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 756 were children
  • 4% were disabled
  • Most common occupation was farm laborer

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As Behnke families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Illinois
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 12% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940