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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 1,374 people named Messmer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named Messmer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,475 people named Messmer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was Charles
  • 429 were children
  • 51 were disabled
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 36% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany