Welcome to My First 40 Finds in the 1940 US Census! This blog series is a tribute to the first 40 entries that I located without the use of an index.
The 1940 US Federal Census was released online to the public on April 2, 2012. Within the first three days, I had already found 40 families from my various tree branches. I spent six months prior to the release researching the exact addresses and locations for these families so I could find them quickly upon the census release.
This 1940 US Federal Census entry features the family of Virginia Maxine (Green) Stech, the great-grand-aunt of my husband. She was married to William J. Stech (31). Virginia was 22 in this census and has a high school diploma, while her husband William had an 8th grade education. They were living with their daughter Sandra Stech. Sandra’s age is hard to read; it might be age 7 or possibly 7 months.
William J. Stech was required to respond to the Supplemental Questions since his enumeration randomly landed on line 40.
William & Virginia (Green) Stech
William Stech responds to Supplemental Questions
Source citation: 1940 US Federal Census, State of Michigan, Van Buren County, Pine Grove Township, ED 80-26A, Sheet 9A Line 40 (plus Supplemental) & Sheet 9B Lines 1-2.
Find out more about Virginia Maxine (Green) Stech in my Cole Green Family Tree on Ancestry.com.
Check out the memorial for Virginia Maxine (Green) Stech on FindAGrave.com.
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