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

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In 1940, 287 people named Borkenhagen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 145 females, Lois was the most common name
  • 44%, or 41 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 81
  • They typically took 6 weeks of vacation a year

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

  • 29 were born in foreign countries
  • 96 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 36% were first-generation Americans