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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 99 people named Besmer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 60% more people named Besmer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 158 people named Besmer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • Most common occupation was farm laborer
  • 2% were disabled
  • 55 were children

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 21% were first-generation Americans