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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 777 people named Elser in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named Elser in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 832 people named Elser were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 225 were children
  • Most common occupation was carpenter
  • For 424 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 27% were children

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 30% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Missouri
  • 237 were first-generation Americans