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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 1,227 people named Petters in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Petters in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,352 people named Petters were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 5% were disabled
  • 56%, or 183 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 385 reported their race as other than white
  • For 675 females, Dorothy was the most common name

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 91 were born in foreign countries
  • 190 were first-generation Americans
  • 15% were first-generation Americans