Alva, Woods Co., Oklahoma

Names: 
Alva, Woods Co., Oklahoma
History: 

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.

Surnames: 
Volga German Families: 

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

Abel / Ebel   
Brickmann   
Eichman   
Fehrer from Norka   
Geiger   
Jaekel   
Jauk / Yauk from Norka   
Lehl from Norka   
Schimpf / Shimp   
Windecker

Volga Colonies: 
Sources: 

Reichenberger, Donovan. "Alva," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (www.okhistory.org)

Resources: 

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 49.714861
Longitude: 8.839583
Latitude: 50.266667
Longitude: 9.083333