The Teske family traces their ancestral roots back to Teutonic origin,theancient territories of Germany, between the 11th and 12th centuries. The Teske name first appeared in ancient mideveval records in Pomerania, located in Germany. Prussia (German Preussen),former kingdom and state of Germany. Prussia extended along the coasts of the Baltic and North Seas, from Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Luxemburg on the west to the Russian Empire on the east. From very early on the Teske family not only held lands and estates but were also actively involved with other inflential families. They also branched out into other territories and holding before taking the long voyage to the new world. The Teske name also shows up in the Netherlands in the 17th century. It may be that the Teskes were Fresians, settled in Pommern. Julius Teske was an officer in the German Imperial Army and because his sons Paul and August did not want to go to Military school they immigrated to the United States. It is unclear when the spelling was changed to Taskey, but it appears to have done after 1910.