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Find more Pelke relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 10 more people named Pelke in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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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 124 people named Pelke in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Pelke in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 134 people named Pelke were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 37 were children
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 23 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,296
  • 9 women had paying jobs

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

  • They most commonly lived in New Jersey
  • 17 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 15 were born in foreign countries
  • 51 were first-generation Americans