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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 183 people named Papenfuss in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 55% more people named Papenfuss in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 283 people named Papenfuss were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 133 females, Ruth was the most common name
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 81
  • On average men worked 47 hours a week
  • 43 adults were unmarried

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

  • 51% were first-generation Americans
  • 93 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • Most mothers originated from Minnesota