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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 84 people named Scharlau in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 13% less people named Scharlau in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 73 people named Scharlau were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • Although 44% were female, the most common name for males was Robert
  • The average annual income was $637
  • 68% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,023

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

  • They most commonly lived in Wisconsin
  • 55% were first-generation Americans
  • 10% were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from New York