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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 61 people named Oestman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 166% more people named Oestman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 162 people named Oestman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 24% of adults were unmarried
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • For 78 females, Mary was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • They most commonly lived in Nebraska
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 48% were first-generation Americans