When Maria Voigtlander was born on 22 October 1856, in Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Christian August Ludwig Voigtlander, was 38 and her mother, Caroline Dorothee Wilhelmine Lehmann, was 37. She lived in Shawano, Wisconsin, United States in 1856 and La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States for about 40 years. She died on 19 March 1932, at the age of 75.
A name derived from Mapia, one of the Greek forms of Miriam. Maria is found as a male name as well as a female name. Viscount Montague, of Cowdray, Sussex, who succeeded to the title as second viscount, was christened Anthony Maria Browne. In Camden's Remains (p. 44), referred to in Delicie Literarise, occurs Thomas Maria Wingfield; and there was also a Sir Edward Maria Wingfield. The name appears to have been adopted in the latter family from Mary, daughter of Henry VIII. Compare Notes and Queries 5th S. ii. 73, 316, 478. Marie is frequently found as a male name in France and in other parts of the Continent.