Maria Wirth or Geip?? born 1862

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This person, Maria Ernst, is identified in her children's birth records as Maria Wirth or Wirt. She was married to Daniel Ernst. Her "Find a Grave" record identifies her maiden name as "Geip." Her birth date was only given as 1862 in Germany.

I found birth records in Germany for Maria Virginia Geib, with her birth year of 1862. 

What do you think the possibility is that they could be the same Maria? A lot of older records have misspellings of names, and she was an immigrant, so I thought maybe with a foreign accent, "Maria Virginia" could be interpreted as "Maria Wirth." I don't know. It's a long shot.

But I am confused by the two very different last names.

Thanks for the help.

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSQ4-3NJ : 6 March 2015), Mary Ernst in household of Daniel Ernst, Precinct 14 Chicago city Ward 22, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 11B, family 237, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,272.

"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MQ-HL4J : 17 May 2016), Mary Ernst, 30 Sep 1902; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference 3737, record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,239,680.

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGK-8CH3 : 11 July 2016), Mary Geip Ernst, 1902; Burial, Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, United States of America, Concordia Cemetery; citing record ID 122729178, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2M4-F9XT : 17 May 2016), Mary Wirth in entry for Ben Ernst, 07 Apr 1952; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

"Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJWT-3Z6 : 28 November 2014), Maria Virginia Geib, ; citing Weilerbach, Bayern, Germany; FHL microfilm 489,242.

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