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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 2,186 people named Kessel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Kessel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,084 people named Kessel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 29% were children
  • 2,013 rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • Most mothers originated from Germany
  • 226 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940