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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 568 people named Mester in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 67% more people named Mester in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 950 people named Mester were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • For 472 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 36 were disabled

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

  • Most fathers originated from Virginia
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 102 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois