Marie emigrated from northern Austria with her parents in 1869 and by 1870 they were living in Milwaukee’s 6th ward. For some reason, on June 8th, 1880, Miss Schenkenbuhl appeared on the Chicago census, living with Charles Trump’s mother (Leland’s grandmother), Margaret Boyle Trump, along with two other single immigrant girls, aged 20 to 22. Two of the young women, Including Maria were noted as Margaret’s daughters, even though the girls’ places of birth were listed as Sweden, Ireland, and Austria.
On August 23rd of that same year, Maria Schenkenbuhl and Charles Trump married in Racine, Wisconsin. According to the local paper, Charles had married “a stranger.” Maria gave birth to Rodger Trump just six months later.