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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 46 people named Jessmer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 180% more people named Jessmer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 129 people named Jessmer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 52%, or 17 people, lived in homes they rented
  • For 60 females, Gladys was the most common name
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 84
  • 51 were children

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

  • 2 were born in foreign countries
  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • 6 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois