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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 181 people named Geerdes in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% more people named Geerdes in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 213 people named Geerdes were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 11 women had paying jobs
  • 24% of adults were unmarried
  • 26 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,677
  • 65 were children

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

  • 81 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Holland
  • 31 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Holland