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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 Peternell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 19% more people named Peternell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 147 people named Peternell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 5 were disabled
  • 31% of adults were unmarried
  • 3% reported their race as other than white
  • Although 46% were female, the most common name for males was Frank

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • Most fathers originated from Austria
  • 70 were first-generation Americans
  • 56% were first-generation Americans