> what i would like to know is where the Pagel name is from
Most people with the Pagel surname who came to the USA are from Pommerania, an area that was once part of Germany and is now the northern part of Poland. Pagel families from other areas in Europe didn't seem to come to the USA as often.
>and what part of the US are we from
The most likely person I found in the Social Security Death Index for your grandfather is Oren Pagel, born 1 May 1931, died 8 July 2003. Was he living near Silverdale, Kitsap, WA when he died. If this is your Oren, his Social Security card was issued in Montana. He could have been born there or in MN or WI and got a SSnumber when he was working in MT.
And there is a C. Rose Pagel, born 18 May 1926, died Mar 1998, living near Olympia. Is she your grandmother?
It would really help if you talked with your family and got more information -- like the names of their aunts and uncles. I can't search the 1930 census with this little information and be certain I get the right families. Someone in your family may have your grandparent's marriage certificate. That should say where they were born and their parents' names.
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