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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 78 people named Soest in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 40% more people named Soest in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 109 people named Soest were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 46 females, Martha was the most common name
  • 13 owned their homes, valued on average at $7,731
  • Most common occupation was knitter
  • 54% owned their homes, valued on average at $7,731

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

  • 42% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 8% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Indiana