Sixteenth Census Population for Wood-Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey, 1940

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Sixteenth Census Population for Wood-Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey, 1940

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Census, 1940


Census--United States
Population--United States


The Sixteenth United States Census records for Wood-Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living on a farm, other residents of same address, relation to head of house, attended school or college after March 1940, highest grade completed, state or foreign country of birth, employment status, hours of work per week, duration of employment, and wages. Supplemental questions include the father and mother's birthplace, language spoken in home during childhood, veteran status, father's veteran status, social security, usual occupation and industry, class of worker, if women have been married more than once, age at first marriage if so, and number of children born.

A notable resident listed in the record is Warren Justus Liesegang (1928-1998). Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on June 17, 1928, Liesegang enlisted in the United States Navy in 1950. During his service, he held the position of DC-3, which is known as a Damage Controlman Petty Officer 3rd Class. Following his service, Liesegang served as a merchant seaman until retiring. In 1954, while still serving in the military, Warren Liesegang married Darlene Denise Wiggins in Duval, Florida. They later had a daughter named Theresa Leigh Liesegang. Warren and his family lived in various areas across the state of Florida, including Fruitland Park, Fort Pierce, and Vero Beach. He retired in Fort Pierce, where he lived until his death on January 9th 1998. He is memorialized at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Luerber, Anita J.


Digital reproduction of original census record by Anita J. Luerber, April 8, 1940.

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1940-04-08 to 1940-04-09




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1 census record






Wood-Ridge, New Jersey

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Originally created by Anita J. Luerber and published by the United States Census Bureau.

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Anderson, Margo J. The American Census: A Social History. New Haven [u.a.]: Yale Univ. Press, 2015.