Happy New Year,
One of my distant cousins was confused with someone else who has same last name, but completely different locations and family. I contacted a woman late in 2017 about it, but she did not correct it. It is Kaufmann-416. He is sort of a morph between "my" Christian, who was born in Wurttemberg, & died in Wash D.C. with someone named Gottlieb born in Germany, not sure where, and lived & died in Michigan.
"Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2RY-R4L : 10 February 2018), Christian Kaufmann, 10 Jan 1832; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,055,840.
"District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7Y2-1TR : 11 February 2018), Christian Kaufmann, 05 Feb 1888; citing Washington, D.C., reference ; FHL microfilm 1,303,264.
"Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3K7-SFZ : 10 March 2018), Gotlieb Kaufman, 29 Nov 1894; citing p 200 rn 50, Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,363,832.
The problem, as I see it, is at Ancestry someone confused the two, and now hints pop up which are for both people, but it messes things up.
PS - Birth date for Christian matches between his birth info from Germany & his death record from DC.