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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 512 people named Matthiesen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Matthiesen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 510 people named Matthiesen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • Most common occupation was farm laborer
  • 41%, or 56 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • Most fathers originated from Minnesota
  • They most commonly lived in Iowa
  • 90 were born in foreign countries
  • 87 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940