Ferdinand Brockhaus was a son of Joseph and Josephine FANGMAN BROCKHAUS. The 1900 Platte County Nebraska census shows Ferdinand was born in Nebraska. On 28 November 1922 he married Catherine Bertha WIESER, daughter of Michael WIESER and Walburga nee ZACH, at St. Mary of the Angels Church, near Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska. Catherine was born in the St. Mary's community in Nebraska. She was my first cousin twice removed.