The Brockman Bro's purchased 1/3 of Lot # 5 in Avoca, NE, Cass County on April 6, 1892 for $450.00. I'm sure this was the tavern that burned March 2, 1893. There must have been a building on the lot because of the higher cost.
Chris and Freda (Frieda) were married October 27, 1892 in Otoe Co. (Nebraska City)
Frieda's father, Fritz Schumacher, purchased land in Phelps Co. in March of 1892. I have been told that many Germans moved to this area from Cass and Otoe Counties around this time.