This branch of the Austrian Hesch family is descended from Johann Hesch and his wife Marya (Schlinz) Hesch, who came to America from Oberschlagles, Bohemia with three sons: Paul, Mathias, and Anton. +++Johann & Marya settled in Buffalo County, Wisconsin but moved to Pierz, Mn in about 1885. .+++Mathias settled in Waumandee, Wisconsin and moved to Pierz in 1911. +++Anton never married but farmed with his dad in Agram Township, where he died in 1911.+++And Paul, my great grandfather, settled five miles away, in Buckman, Minnesota. He died there in 1900.
So, where did 'Buffalo Frank' Otremba get the idea for his Buffalo/cattle cross-breeding venture? We don't know for sure, but here's where he got at least one pair of them: A man from the Waumandee area of Wisconsin...read on:
From a book called Buffalo County: A Native Son Speaks; Historical Writings Of And About E. F. Ganz (Compiled by The Buffalo County Historical Society)
Thanks go to LARRY and Google books search...both are invaluable!