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Find more Oelfke 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 15 more people named Oelfke 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 138 people named Oelfke in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% more people named Oelfke in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 153 people named Oelfke were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 57 hours a week
  • 149 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 18 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,244
  • 60% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,244

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 17 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 7 were born in foreign countries
  • 34% were first-generation Americans