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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 186 people named Bessel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 74% more people named Bessel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 323 people named Bessel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2% reported their race as other than white
  • For 153 females, Anna was the most common name
  • 24% of adults were unmarried
  • 14 were disabled

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

  • 77 were first-generation Americans
  • 41% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Poland
  • The most common mother tongue was Amerlcon