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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 27 people named Bretthorst in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 22% more people named Bretthorst in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 33 people named Bretthorst were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 51 hours a week
  • 12 were children
  • 33% of adults were unmarried
  • Although 42% were female, the most common name for males was Earnest

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

  • 55% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Missouri
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 37% were first-generation Americans