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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 35 people named Merzel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 351% more people named Merzel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 158 people named Merzel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 156 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 14 adults were unmarried
  • 14 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,314

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

  • 25 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • Most mothers originated from Russia
  • 15 were born in foreign countries