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Find more Pelster relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 35 more people named Pelster in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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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 196 people named Pelster in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% more people named Pelster in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 231 people named Pelster were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 73 were children
  • On average men worked 46 hours a week
  • 33% of adults were unmarried
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Edwin

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

  • They most commonly lived in Missouri
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • 30% were first-generation Americans