Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Official Alvo Historian


We have a Quasquicentennial Committee!

These ladies have stepped up and will be coordinating our 125th birthday as a village in 2015.

Annette Dougherty, Trish Eaton, Deb Kirkpatrick, Bonnie Rosenboom, Pat Umland have volunteered to plan our party as long as none of them has to be the chair. IF you would like to contribute, call Pat at 402-781-2096.

Please help them by collecting historical facts (or fiction), donating (memorabilia is good, dollars are better, muscles are best) and most of all, actively cooperating. Let's make this party to remember for another 125 years.


103 years ago in Alvo these businesses were operating:


The Alvo Advance, Grace Bailey, Publisher

Alvo Drug Company, Jacob A. and C.O. Shaffer

Alvo Hotel, William M. Yaeger, Proprietor

Alvo Telephone Company, J.H. Stroemer, Manager

Arthur I. Bird, Blacksmith

Simon C. Boyles, Insurance Agent

George Braun, Railway Express and Telegraph Agent

Castle, Roper and Mathews, Linch & Stone Hardware, Agents - Undertaker

Edward G. Claffelter, Pool Room

Dreamer & Cashner General Store, Fred Dreamer and Samuel W. Cashner

Farmer & Merchants Bank, G.P. Foreman, President, S.C. Boyles, Cashier, capital $10,000

E.S. Griffith & L. Benjamin Appleman, Broom Corn Agents

Carlton Gillion, Barber

Linch & Stone Hardware, Phil J. Linch and Edgar M. Stone

Lincoln Grain Company, Charles Bucknell, Manager

Leonar Muir, M.D., Physician

William E. Newkirk, Pool Room

Henry S. Ough, Meat

George Sheesley, Livery

Robert W. Stewart, Pumps and Wells

Rollin A. Stone, General Store

Stroemer Lumber & Grain Company, J.H. Stroemer, Manager

Charles B. Strong, Blacksmith

Henry Thomas, General Store

Schuyler G. Wolfe, Harness



Great News!!

 Pat UC

Patricia (Roelofsz) Umland has stepped up to be the Official Alvo Historian!!!

Pat is a 1959 graduate of Alvo Consolidated School, a farmer, author and community organizer. She has graciously agreed to share her encyclopedic knowledge of Alvo's history. In 1987, she published "Remembering Yesterdays... Alvo and Its People", 173 pages of detailed historical information, maps and images and as member of People Involved in Alvo (PIA) which planned the 1990 Alvo Centennial Celebration, she published "Alvo Centennial", 79 pages of memories, letters and images.

Alvo will be 125 years old in 2015, let's have a party!

If you have historical pictures, memorabilia or a good memory of events that happened or might have happened in or near Alvo, call Pat at 402-781-2096.