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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 2,173 people named Ostrom in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% less people named Ostrom in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,964 people named Ostrom were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 45%, or 235 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 53% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,069

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Sweden
  • 313 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 527 were born in foreign countries
  • 24% were born in foreign countries