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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 1,508 people named Wessels in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Wessels in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,589 people named Wessels were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 810 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 5% were disabled
  • On average men worked 46 hours a week
  • 117 women had paying jobs

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

  • 39% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940