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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 21 people named Ottensmeier in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 43% more people named Ottensmeier in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 30 people named Ottensmeier were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 69
  • 100% rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 15 females, Mary was the most common name

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 1 were born in foreign countries
  • 8 were first-generation Americans
  • 38% were first-generation Americans