Alva, Woods Co., Oklahoma

Includes the following communities: 
Alva, Woods Co., Oklahoma

The town of Alva was established in 1893 as a land rush office along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. It was named for railroad attorney Alva Adams who had become the governor of Colorado.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Alva:

Abel / Ebel
Brown from Herzog
Fehrer from Norka
Greb from Wiesenmüller
Hintergardt from Stephan
Jauk / Yauk from Norka
Knoll from Herzog
Lehl from Norka
Lehr from Messer
Schimpf / Shimp
Schwab from Dönhof
Stecklein from Zug
Weigand from Messer
Windecker from Beideck


Reichenberger, Donovan. "Alva," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (


Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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