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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 818 people named Hessel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 16% more people named Hessel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 952 people named Hessel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 53%, or 134 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 24% were children
  • 24% of adults were unmarried
  • 1% reported their race as other than white

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

  • 127 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Germany
  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • 285 were first-generation Americans