1906 "Souvenir of Avoca." Fred Niemann, proprietor of Fred Niemann Shoes and Clothing store, by 1906 had been identified with Avoca's business interests some fifteen years. Brands carried back then included Hart, Schaffner & Marx, Winer & Company, Drew Selby, Budd, Fiebrich Fox Hiker and Kief Brothers. In connection with the shoe department, Niemann did all kinds of shoe repairing "neatly and reasonably priced."