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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 165 people named Esselman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% more people named Esselman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 184 people named Esselman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 98% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 79
  • For 85 females, Sophia was the most common name

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

  • 12 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Wisconsin
  • 45 were first-generation Americans
  • 19 were born in foreign countries