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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 106 people named Oetter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 24% more people named Oetter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 131 people named Oetter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 20% of adults were unmarried
  • 40 were children
  • For 69 females, Wilma was the most common name
  • 127 rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 6 were born in foreign countries
  • 23 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940