According to her death record, Emeline Voigt was born on August 10, 1842 to Michael Fike and his wife, the former Eva Jacobs. Emeline's parents were both natives of France. On November 5, 1867, Emeline Fike married Casper Voigt, a fish merchant in Sandusky.
In the 1870 U.S. Census, Casper was listed as a fish merchant. He was born in Switzerland. Emeline, was listed as Emma, was a house keeper. Their infant daughter Ida was nine months old. Emeline Voigt passed away on September 26, 1917. She was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. As often is the case, both the first name and last name of Emeline Voigt appear in a variety of spellings, depending on the source.