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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 482 people named Retzer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Retzer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 508 people named Retzer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 27% of adults were unmarried
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 45 hours a week
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John

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

  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 71 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 35% were first-generation Americans