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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).

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Contents

Tinic Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.[1]

  • Area of the County:Located in the Tintic Mining District in Juab County, Utah, and in the southwest part of Utah County.
  • Headquarters in:headquarters at Eureka.
  • Boundaries of stake:

Located on the south side of Main Street, Eureka, running east and west.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1917 - In a special meeting held in Eureka April 22, 1917, a new stake of Zion was organized named the Tintic Stake, consisting at the time of its organization of the following wards which had previously belonged to the Nebo Stake, Utah: Eureka, Knightsville, Mammoth, Silver City and Goshen.


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

Eureka, Elbert, Goshen, Knightsville, Mammoth, and Silver City.

Eureka Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.[2]

Boundaries:

Eureka is situated in a canyon opening from the east into Tintic Valley. Eureka is 35 miles by nearest road northwest of Nephi, 16 miles by nearest road west of Goshen in Utah County, and 90 miles by nearest road southwest of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1883 - Among those who were employed in opening the mines were some Latter-day Saints, and when the Bullion Beck and Champion mines commenced active operations, these saints, including a number of German brethren, were organized into a temporary branch of the Church in November, 1883.
  • 1893 - The Eureka Branch, which was organized into a regular bishop’s ward June 15, 1893.

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Elbert Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.[3]

Boundaries:

Elberta is located on the bench land lying immediately west of Goshen and some distance west of Salt Creek.

History timeline

  • Not listed.

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Goshen Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.[4]

Boundaries:

Goshen Ward, Tintic Stake, Utah Co., Utah is located in Goshen Valley, which consists of the south end of Utah Valley.

History timeline:

  • 1858 - Founding of the settlement.
  • 1860 - Feb. 15, 1860, the branch was organized as a ward.

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Knightsville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.[5]

Boundaries:

Located on the summit of the mountains that separate Tintic Valley from Utah Valley, about a mile east of Eureka and some 15 miles west of Goshen.

History timeline:

  • 1897 - At a special meeting held Oct. 3, 1897, the saints living near the “Uncle Sam” and the “Humbug” mines, were organized into a branch of the Church named the Knightsville Branch.
  • 1901 - At this time the branch belonged to the Utah Stake, but when the Nebo Stake of Zion was organized Jan. 13, 1901, it joined that stake as the Knightsville Ward.
  • 1917 - April 22, 1917, Knightsville became a part of the Tintic stake.
  • 1924 - Aug. 18, 1924,the Knightsville Ward was disorganized.
  • 1930 - There was nothing left in Knightsville but ruins.

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Mammmoth Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.[6]

Boundaries:

Located in Mammoth Canyon which canyon opens from the mountains on the east into Tintic Valley.

History timeline

  • 1890 - Church members in Mammoth were organized as a branch in Jan. 26, 1890.
  • 1897 - May 22, 1897, the Mammoth Branch was organized as a ward.

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Silver City Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.[7]

Boundaries:

It is situated near the south end of Tintic Valley, four miles south of Eureka.

History timeline

  • 1898 - Aug. 21, 1898, the first Church organization was a Primary Association.
  • 1899 - June 11, 1899, Silver City organized a branch of the Church.
  • 1902 - Feb. 16, 1902, the Silver City Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward.
  • 1929 - The Tintic district mines closed down and the ward organization was discontinued June 16, 1929.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not listed see Ancestry Institution.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution..
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not listed, see Ancestry Institution.

 

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