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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 725 people named Wess in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 54% more people named Wess in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,114 people named Wess were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 51%, or 139 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 26% of adults were unmarried
  • 193 reported their race as other than white
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • 91 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 161 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940