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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 293 people named Mehrtens in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% more people named Mehrtens in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 325 people named Mehrtens were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 76 were children
  • The typical household was 2 people
  • 14 were disabled
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 94

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • Most fathers originated from New York
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 87 were first-generation Americans