When Rosina Hauck was born on 22 July 1848, in Odessa, Kherson, Russian Empire, her father, Jacob Hauck, was 52 and her mother, Elisabetha Barbara Kraft, was 36. She married Friedrich Niess on 24 October 1867, in Odessa, Kherson, Russian Empire. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters.
German: from a dialect variant of the ancient Germanic personal name Hugo (see Hugh ). Compare Haug .