Frank Otremba was born in Groditz, Tillowitz, Schleisen, Prussia on the 11th of October, 1844.
He was the son of Johann Georg Otremba who died when Frank was 3.
How does he connect to our Mary Otremba, the wife of Paul
Hesch? Well, Frank's brother Anton was Mary's father, so they (Mary
Hesch and Buffalo Frank) were first cousins.
I love the fact that he tried to cross buffalo with cattle. Here's a SHORY HISTORYof others who tried it, too. Evidently he didn't know this part:
It was found early on that crossing a male buffalo with a domestic cow
would produce few offspring but that crossing a domestic bull with a buffalo cow
apparently solved the problem. The female offspring proved fertile but rarely so
for the males. Although the cattalo performed well, the mating problems meant
that the breeder had to maintain a herd of wild and difficult-to-handle buffalo