When Elisabeth Teske was born on 9 July 1876, in Russian Empire, her father, Michael Teskÿ, was 36 and her mother, Karolina Haas, was 36. She married Johannes Hochstetter on 3 February 1896, in Ashley, McIntosh, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Griffin Township, Stutsman, North Dakota, United States in 1910 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1957. She died on 23 November 1946, in Cleveland, Stutsman, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Cleveland, Stutsman, North Dakota, United States.
German (of Slavic origin): from a Germanized pet form of any of various Slavic personal names, such as Tešimir or Těšimir, with the first element teš ‘to comfort, to console’ (see Tesch , Tessmer , and 2 below).
Germanized form of Sorbian Tešk and Těško: from Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian pet forms of an Old Sorbian personal name such as Tešimir (see 1 above), and perhaps also a nickname from Lower Sorbian tešk, a vernacular diminutive of ptak ‘bird’.