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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 131 people named Gustavus in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 17% more people named Gustavus in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 153 people named Gustavus were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 7 were disabled
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 88
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week
  • Although 54% were female, the most common name for males was Virgil

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • 31 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 24% were first-generation Americans