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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 2,322 people named Gottschalk in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Gottschalk in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,135 people named Gottschalk were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 50% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,452
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was Robert
  • Most common occupation was laborer

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Michigan
  • 16% were born in foreign countries
  • 39% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in New York