Interesting article in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly 96:2 (June 2008) in which the author attempts to prove that Casper Diederich Jäger and Heinrich Jäger are the same person. The article helps illustrate ways to confirm identity of 19th century "mystery men" (and women). It also points out just how easy it was for 19th century people to change their names, since there was no requirement that they formalize the change in any court.
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