When Maria Stach was born on 31 October 1878, in Bessarabia, Russian Empire, her father, Gottfried Stach, was 35 and her mother, Carolina Kuhr, was 35. She married Christian Siewert on 12 January 1901, in Alt-Elft, Bessarabia, Russian Empire. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.
Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Sorbian: from the personal name Stach, a pet form of Polish and Sorbian Stanisław, Czech and Slovak Stanislav .
German: from a male personal name, a shortened vernacular form of Latin Eustatius or Eustachius (see Stacey , Eustace ).
North German: metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German stach ‘thick rope, hawser’ (for securing ships masts), for a maker of those or for a shipper.
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