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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 572 people named Gess in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 41% more people named Gess in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 805 people named Gess were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 86
  • 5% were disabled
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year

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

  • They most commonly lived in Minnesota
  • 152 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Greek
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany