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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 23 people named Schmersal in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 135% more people named Schmersal in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 54 people named Schmersal were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 84
  • 26% were children
  • 94% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 9 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,977

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

  • 6 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 26% were first-generation Americans