When Johannes Dosch was born on 29 June 1832, in Kuchurhan, Odesa, Odessa, Kherson, Russian Empire, his father, Johann Dosch, was 29 and his mother, Magdalena Walz, was 54. He married Marianna Hartman about 1859, in Odesa, Ukraine. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Fountain Township, Edmunds, South Dakota, United States in 1910. He died on 6 February 1911, in Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Edmunds, South Dakota, United States.
derivative of any of several ancient Germanic personal names, most probably one formed with diot ‘people, race’, although there are several other possibilities.
from Middle High German doste, toste ‘leafy branch, bush’, either a topographic or habitational name referring to a house bearing a sign depicting a bush or perhaps a topographic name for someone living near bushes or brush.