Goodwin, Ellis Co., Oklahoma

Includes the following communities: 
Goodwin, Ellis Co., Oklahoma
Goodwin, Woodward Co., Oklahoma
History: 

The town of Goodwin, Oklahoma, no longer exists. It was originally located in Woodward County, but today is located in Ellis County.

Volga German Congregations: 

The "First German Baptist Church" of Woodward County Oklahoma was officially organized on April 24, 1904.

Twelve charter members were Mr. & Mrs. John George Ehrlich, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Fritzler, Mr. & Mrs. George Shibelute, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Epp, Mrs. Sabrina Longhofer, Mrs. Marie Kathrine Klein, Mrs. Eva Elizabeth Heffle, Mrs. Marie Margaret Munsch.

After meeting in area homes and schools, a small church building was built.

A new name, "The German Baptist Church" of Goodwin, Oklahoma, was chosen when Ellis County was formed.

In 1946 the name was changed to "Ebenezer Baptist Church" of Shattuck, Oklahoma.

On 12 April 1949, groundbreaking ceremonies for a new church took place. The church was dedicated on 3 September 1950.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families lived in and around Goodwin, Oklahoma:

Armbruster / Arnbrister from Galka
Bai from Dreispitz
Batt
Deal (Diehl) from Dreispitz
Fiel
Fritzler
Hanschu
Heffle
Heinz(e)
Herber
Kaufman
Kelln
Klein
Koenig
Kraft
Longhofer
Meier
Miller
Rexius
Riffel
Schaefer
Schick
Schoenhals
Shibelhute
Steinle
Sturtz
Wunsch from Galka

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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