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I noticed that people’s first names often changed throughout their lives. Here are a few I’ve extracted.

Danie Mathilda Hanning is first called Matilda in the census when she’s 6 months old. 10 years later she is called Maudana. Most other records called her Danie.

Johanne “Lenora” “Caroline” Christiane Hanning was listed as Lenora on the passenger list when she was 8 months old immigrating from Germany. About 10 years later her marriage record and later the census calls her Caroline. After the age of 40 she was listed in a city directories as Christina and Christine.

In 1870, Hermann Heinrich Hanning immigrated from Germany with his wife Lisette and children Hermann 26, Caroline 20, Friedrich 9, Diedrich 8. About two months after they arrive they were included in the census in which his son Hermann Jr. was now called Charles, his wife Lisette was called Dorothea, and Friedrich was called Bernard.

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