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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 11 people named Poehnelt in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 45% less people named Poehnelt in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6 people named Poehnelt were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 57 hours a week
  • The youngest was 16 and the oldest was 53
  • Most common occupation was labor
  • The average annual income was $350

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

  • 91% were first-generation Americans
  • 9% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Wisconsin
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany