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

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In 1940, 138 people named Fortener were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 20% of women had paying jobs
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • The average annual income was $1,272
  • 14 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,164

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

  • 3 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 14% were first-generation Americans
  • 15 were first-generation Americans