Bear River Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Elwood Ward (formerly Manila), Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Box Elder Co., Utah, which extends north to Garland, east to Bear River, south to Bear River City and west to the Bothwell Ward.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:59, 5 February 2013

Utah Church Records go to Box Elder County Church Records go to Bear River Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.

Source for this page:Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 49-50.

  • Online through BYU Books. (Free) In the Text search box, type the town or unit name and click Go. Select page numbers (tiny) at the right to see the page.
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Contents

Bear River Stake

Stake Boundaries as of about 1930's
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 49-50.[1]

  • Area of the County: Northeastern part of Box Elder County
  • Headquarters in: Garland, UT
  • Boundaries of stake:

Northeastern part of Box Elder County, Utah, in Bear River Valley, also called Bear River Flat. Headquarters at Garland, Utah.


History Timeline up to about 1930

This timeline (arranged by year) includes events that affected records, record-keeping, and movements of Mormons in this area.

  • 1908 - The Bear River Stake of Zion was created Oct. 11, 1908, by taking the north part of the Box Elder Stake and the south part of the Malad Stake, Utah, and organizing a new stake.
  • 1908 - Thus at its organization, the new Bear River Stake consisted of ten wards.



Other History Resources
Many wards or branches appointed members to compile a history. Copies may be in the ward library or in homes of members. Some contain biographical sketches of members of the ward at the time of compilation.

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Wards and Branches

Beaver, Bothwell, Centerdale Branch, Deweyville, East Garland, Elwood, Fielding, Garland, Howell, Penrose, Plymouth, Riverside, Thatcher and Tremonton.

Beaver Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 53-54.[2]

Boundaries:

Beaver Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on a tract of land lying east of Bear River and extending eastward to the summit of the mountains dividing Cache Valley from Bear River Valley; south it extends to the Deweyville Ward and west to Bear River.

History timeline

  • 1872 - About 1872 the L. D. S. meetings at the Beaver Dam settlement were under the direction of the bishopric of Deweyville.
  • 1877 - The Box Elder Stake of Zion was organized in 1877 and the branch at Beaver Dam, was part of the Deweyville Ward.
  • 1892 - Branch was organized into the Beaver Ward.


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Bothwell Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 79-80.[3]

Boundaries:

Bothwell Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, comprises the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Box Elder Co. lying under the Bothwell Canal (Bear River Canal) adjacent to Point Lookout, on the west side of Bear River Valley. The center of the ward is about 12 miles northwest of Bear River City, 23 miles, via Corinne, northwest of Brigham City, and about four miles southwest of Garland, the stake headquarters.

History timeline

  • 1894 - A branch of the Church was organized June 14, at Point Lookout and given the name of Roweville Branch.
  • 1898 - On June 26, the Roweville Branch was organized into a ward named Bothwell.

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Centerdale Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 126.[4]

Boundaries:

Centerdale Branch, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of a few families of Latter-day Saints residing in the north end of the so-called Blue Creek country and on the ridge separating Blue Valley from the Pocatello Valley lying west of Bear River Valley and originally constituting a part of the Howell Ward.

History timeline

  • 1914 - The branch was organized in 1914 with a presiding Elder.

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Deweyville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 192-193.[5]

Boundaries:

Deweyville Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Deweyville and adjacent farms at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, about 15 miles north of Brigham City and eight miles southeast of Garland. North the ward extends to Collinston, east to the mountains, south to Honeyville and west to Bear River.

History timeline

  • 1869 - on Aug. 15, the saints in that locality (including those who had located at Hampton’s Bridge) and, in fact, all the saints in Box Elder County living north of these points, were organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1877 - On Aug. 19, the Deweyville Branch was organized as the Deweyville Ward.
  • 1892 - In 1892 the Deweyville Ward was divided into two wards, the south part retaining the name of Deweyville, and the north part being organized as a separate ward called Beaver Ward.

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East Garland Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 205.[6]

Boundaries:

East Garland Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a district of country lying between Bear River on the east and Malad River on the west, extending north and south about 2 1/2 miles. The center of the ward is four miles northeast of Garland.

History timeline

  • 1904 - East Garland is an outgrowth of the Garland Ward and on Feb. 14, the few families residing northeast of Garland, between Malad and Bear River, were organized as a branch of the Garland Ward.
  • 1904 - This branch was organized as the East Garland Ward Nov. 20.

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Elwood Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 224.[7]

Boundaries:

Elwood Ward (formerly Manila), Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Box Elder Co., Utah, which extends north to Garland, east to Bear River, south to Bear River City and west to the Bothwell Ward.

History timeline

  • 1889 - On Sept. 8, the saints, who had settled north of Bear River City, between the two rivers mentioned, were organized as a branch of the Bear River Ward, called Fairview.
  • 1900 - This branch was organized on Dec. 16, as the Manila Ward.

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Fielding Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 249.[8]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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Garland Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 275-276.[9]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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Howell Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 275-276.[10]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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Penrose Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 275-276.[11]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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Plymouth Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 666-667.[12]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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Riverside Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 712.[13]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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Thatcher Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 872.[14]

Boundaries:

Thatcher Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the west part of the so-called Bear River Flat or Bear River Valley. The ward is bounded on the north by the Bothwell Ward, east by the Tremonton Ward, south by the Penrose Ward, and west by the mountains. The center of the ward, where the meeting house and school house stand, is about 11 miles southwest of Garland, 12 miles northwest of Bear River City, and 22 miles northwest of Brigham City.

History timeline

  • 1896 - A Sunday school was organized in the neighborhood July 5, and a branch, called the West Side Branch of the Bothwell Ward, was also organized.
  • 1902 - This branch was organized in the fall of 1902 as the Thatcher Ward.

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Tremonton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 895.[15]

Boundaries:

Tremonton Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Bear River Valley which is bounded on the north by the Garland Ward, on the east by Bear River, on the south by Elwood Ward and on the west by the Bothwell and Thatcher wards.

History timeline

  • 1914 - The Tremonton Ward dates back to Dec. 13, when it was organized from the north part of the Elwood Ward,

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 49-50.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 53-54.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 79-80.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 126.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 192-193.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 205.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 224.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 249.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 275-276.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 275-276.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 275-276.
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 666-667.
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 712.
  14. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 872.
  15. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 895.