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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 159 people named Gissel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 25% more people named Gissel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 199 people named Gissel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 80
  • 31% were children
  • 62% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,137
  • 1% reported their race as other than white

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

  • 41% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 12% were born in foreign countries
  • 65 were first-generation Americans