Lafe, AR


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Lafe is a town in Greene County, Arkansas on Crowley's Ridge. The population was 385 at the 2000 census.
The first settler of Lafe was Mr. Herman Toelken, a German immigrant who had been living in New Haven, Missouri and was seeking new opportunities in an unsettled area. Toelken began cutting railroad ties for the railroad in order to save enough money to purchase land and send for his family
When Mr. Toelken was settled he began advertising in a Minneapolis, Minnesota German newspaper seeking other German Lutherans to come to the area. Several families responded to this advertisement and an assortment of German immigrant families followed him from Franklin County, Missouri.