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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 172 people named Gerten in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 37% more people named Gerten in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 235 people named Gerten were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 4% reported their race as other than white
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 31 women had paying jobs

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

  • 56 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Minnesota
  • 37 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940