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

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In 1940, 99 people named Wenkel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farming
  • 43%, or 12 people, lived in homes they rented
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week
  • 57% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,431

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 10 were born in foreign countries
  • 16 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 16% were born in foreign countries