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

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In 1940, 33 people named Rectanus were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 44% of adults were unmarried
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • The youngest was 10 and the oldest was 78
  • The average annual income was $860

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 9 were first-generation Americans
  • 30% were first-generation Americans
  • 3% were born in foreign countries