Maria was born on November 26 in the year of 1709 at Prästgården in Alsters parish, Värmlands county. Her parents were the farmer Elias Andersson and his wife Lisken Larsdotter. She was baptised on November 28.
At an age of nineteen, on November 17 1728, she married the gardener, Olof Nectersten, who also was living at Prästgården.
After the death of her husband in the year of 1761, the farm was taken over by their daughter Lisa Olofsdotter and her husband Nils Olofsson. Maria lived at Prästgården until she died, at an age of 60, on April 17 1770. She was buried in Alsters church on April 29.