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Find more Gehl relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 74 more people named Gehl in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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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 601 people named Gehl in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% more people named Gehl in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 675 people named Gehl were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 658 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 341 females, Anna was the most common name
  • 110 adults were unmarried
  • 58% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,882

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

  • 114 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 38% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Germany
  • 14% were born in foreign countries