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Find more Jerke 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 55 more people named Jerke 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 158 people named Jerke in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 35% more people named Jerke in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 213 people named Jerke were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 29 adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • Most common occupation was farm laborer
  • 14 owned their homes, valued on average at $1,137

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

  • Most mothers originated from Russia
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • They most commonly lived in Michigan
  • 49% were first-generation Americans