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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 166 people named Schoefer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 313% more people named Schoefer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 685 people named Schoefer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 21 were disabled
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 4% were disabled
  • On average men worked 45 hours a week

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • Most mothers originated from Iowa