Fremont Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches

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The settlement of upper Snake River Valley began in 1879. The settlement of Egin, on Henry’s Fork, and another on Poole’s Island, had already been commenced when on March 11, 1882.
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*Rexburg 1st. Ward, Fremont Stake, Fremont County, Idaho, consists
 
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REXBURG 1ST WARD consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Rexburg and includes most of the business part of the town, together with some of the best residences.
  
 
*Rexburg 2nd. Ward, Fremont Stake, Fremont County, Idaho, consists
 
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REXBURG 2ND WARD consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the west part of the town of Rexburg and in adjacent country districts
  
 
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consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of the town of Rexburg, the west boundary extending to Burton Ward and the south boundary to the Lyman Ward.
  
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*1882 - The several small settlements founded in Snake River Valley were grouped together and organized as the Bannock Ward Dec. 18, 1882.
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Revision as of 18:56, 15 April 2013

Idaho Church Records go to Fremont County Church Records go to Fremont Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches

This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches around 1930's, 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. 265-266.

  • 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.
  • Also available through Ancestry.com ($).

Contents

Fremont Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 — see Encyclopedic History..., p.265-266.[1]

  • Area of the County: FREMONT STAKE OF ZION (formerly Bannock Stake), Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in parts of Madison County and in the south part of Fremont County, Idaho.
  • Headquarters in (town):Rexburg, Idaho
  • Boundaries of stake:consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in parts of Madison County and in the south part of Fremont County, Idaho.


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.


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

Archer, Burton, Hibbard, Independence, Lyman, Newdale, Plane, Rexburg 1st, Rexburg 2nd, Rexburg 3rd, Rexburg 4th, Salem, Sugar City and Teton.

Archer Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.27.[2]

Boundaries:

  • Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Snake River Valley through which the south fork of Snake River enters Snake River Valley. The townsite is located about eight miles northeast of Rigby and 10 miles south of Rexburg.

History timeline

  • 1902 - On March 2, 1902, the Lyman ward of the Fremont Stake was divided and its south part organized as the Archer Ward. The Archer Ward contained the original Lyman Ward, which, however, had been abandoned.

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Burton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 101-102.[3]

Boundaries: BURTON WARD, Fremont Stake, Madison Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a tract of country lying between the Teton River on the north and the Snake River on the south and between Rexburg on the east and Henry’s Fork of Snake River on the west

History timeline

  • 1884 - Non-Mormons and L. D. S. settlers located upon their respective quarter sections in 1884.
  • 1884 - Branch organized
  • 1887 - August 21, 1887 the branch became a Ward.

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Hibbard Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p.336.[4]

Boundaries:

  • HIBBARD WARD, Fremont Stake, Madison Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on the so-called Teton Island, a delta-shaped island formed by the two forks of Teton River emptying into Snake River at this point.

History timeline

1895 - Members of the Salem and Rexburg wards March 2,1895 were organized as an independent branch of the Church.

  • 1895 - Organized as a regular bishop’s ward May 19, 1895.

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Independence Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 358-359.[5]

Boundaries:

  • INDEPENDENCE WARD, Fremont Stake, Madison Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a country district a short distance west of Burton Ward, or in a tract of country lying between Teton River on the north and Snake River on the south, and between Rexburg on the east and Henry’s Fork on the west. Independence is eight miles southwest of Rexburg and ten miles north of Rigby.


History timeline

  • 1902 - The first meeting of this branch was held March 23, 1902.
  • 1902 - On April 13, 1902, the branch was organized as a ward.

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Lyman Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 453.[6]

Boundaries: LYMAN WARD, Fremont Stake, Madison Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Snake River Valley which lies immediately south of Rexburg


History timeline

  • 1882 - Mormon settlers and others located at different points near the river in 1882.
  • 1833 - A branch of the Church was organized for the benefit of the few Latter-day Saint settlers.
  • 1884 - The branch was organized as the Lyman Ward.


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Newdale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 582-583.[7]

Boundaries: NEWDALE WARD, Fremont Stake, Fremont Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing at Newdale, a station on the Orvin and St. Anthony, branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad, and vicinity. Newdale is 2 1/2 miles east of Teton and 12 miles northeast of Rexburg.

History timeline

  • 1914 - First cabin there in 1914.
  • 1915 - As a railroad company erected an attractive depot there in the spring of 1915.
  • 1915 - The branch of the Church, when first organized, was called the Bowerman Branch.
  • 1916 - Newdale Ward was organized Dec. 17, 1916.

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Plano Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.660.[8]

Boundaries: PLANO WARD, Fremont Stake, Madison Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing at Plano, a station on the Ucon and St. Anthony branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad. Plano is located on the so-called Egin Bench.
History timeline

  • 1985 - they were organized on Nov. 3, 1895, as the Hiatt Ward, thus named in honor of the Hiatt family. The first settlers on the Egin Bench belonged to the Egin Ward.

1900 - In 1900 the name of the ward was changed to Plano.

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Rexburg Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p.669-700.[9]

Boundaries: The settlement of upper Snake River Valley began in 1879. The settlement of Egin, on Henry’s Fork, and another on Poole’s Island, had already been commenced when on March 11, 1882.

  • Rexburg 1st. Ward, Fremont Stake, Fremont County, Idaho, consists

REXBURG 1ST WARD consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Rexburg and includes most of the business part of the town, together with some of the best residences.

  • Rexburg 2nd. Ward, Fremont Stake, Fremont County, Idaho, consists

REXBURG 2ND WARD consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the west part of the town of Rexburg and in adjacent country districts

  • Rexburg 3rd. Ward, Fremont Stake, Fremont County, Idaho, consists

consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of the town of Rexburg, the west boundary extending to Burton Ward and the south boundary to the Lyman Ward.

  • Rexburg 4th. Ward, Fremont Stake, Fremont County, Idaho,



History timeline

  • 1882 - The several small settlements founded in Snake River Valley were grouped together and organized as the Bannock Ward Dec. 18, 1882.
consists.
  • 1882 - Headquarters were established at Rexburg, which had already become an important settlement.
  • 1882 - A ferry boat was launched on Henry’s Fork in 1882, which was used until a bridge was built over the river in 1890.
  • 1884 - The Bannock Ward was organized as the Bannock Stake Jan. 26, 1884.
  • 1887 - The saints at Rexburg were organized as a ward Aug. 21, 1887.
  • 1887 - Rexburg was divided into three wards, namely, the Rexburg 1st, the Rexburg 2nd and the Rexburg 3rd wards.
  • 1925 - The fourth ward was added in 1925.


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Salem Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.736-737.[10]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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Sugar City Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.841.[11]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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Teton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.868-869.[12]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.265-266.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 27.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.101-102.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 336.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 358-359.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 453.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 582-583.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 660.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 669-700.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 736-737.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 841.
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 868-869.