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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 33 people named Pertersen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 182% more people named Pertersen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 93 people named Pertersen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 51 hours a week
  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • Most common occupation was clerk
  • 7% of women had paying jobs

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

  • 21 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Danish
  • They most commonly lived in Wisconsin
  • 23% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940