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Revision as of 14:47, 26 April 2013

Idaho go to Bannock County Church Records go to Portneuf 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. .

  • 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 ($).

Portneuf Stake

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

  • Area of the County:Marsh Valley and Bannock County, Idaho
  • Headquarters in (town):Downey, Idaho
  • Boundaries of stake:

Portneuf Stake of Zion consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Marsh Valley and immediate neighborhood in Bannock County, Idaho, with headquarters at Downey. The stake, which includes farming districts, extends north to Pocatello Stake, east to the Bannock Stake, south to the Oneida and Malad stakes, and west to the mountains, which divide Marsh Valley from Malad and Bannock valleys.

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.

  • 1915 - The first L. D. S. settlers in Marsh Valley belonged to the Malad Stake, later to the Cache Stake, and still later to the Oneida Stake, and when the Pocatello Stake was organized in 1898 the settlements in Marsh Valley became a part of that stake, where they remained until Aug. 15, 1915. On that date a conference of the Pocatello Stake was held,  the south part of the Pocatello Stake was organized into a new stake named the Portneuf Stake of Zion.


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

Arimo, Cambridge, Downey, Garden Creek, Grant, Lava, Lava Hot Springs, Marsh Center, McCammon, Merrill, Swan Lake, Topaz, Virginia and Woodland.

Arimo Ward

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

Boundaries:

Arimo Ward, Portneuf Stake, Bannock Co., Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints who reside in and near the village of Arimo, which is a station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, about seven miles south of McCammon, five miles southeast of Garden Creek, and nine miles north of Downey.

History timeline

  • 1912 - The first L. D. S. settler in the Arimo district belonged to the Marsh Valley Ward and later to the Garden Creek Ward, where they belonged until Dec. 29, 1912, when they were organized into a separate bishop’s ward.

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Cambridge Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p..[3]

Boundaries:

  • Cambridge Ward, Portneuf Stake, Bannock Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing somewhat centrally in Marsh Valley, extending north to the Virginia Ward, east to the mountains, south to Downey, and west to the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks and the Virginia Ward.

History timeline

  • 1891 - Up to 1891 the saints on Nine Mile Creek constituted a part of the Marsh Valley Ward, but on Nov. 4, 1891, the Cambridge Branch, previously organized, was organized as a bishop’s ward named Cambridge.

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Downey Ward

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

Boundaries:

Downey Ward, Portneuf Stake, Bannock Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in and near the town of Downey, an important station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, in the south end of Marsh Valley.
History timeline

  • 1907 - The members of the Church in Downey originally belonged to the Cambridge Ward, but on June 16, the Cambridge Ward was divided and the south part of the same organized as the Downey Ward.

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Garden Creek Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p..[5]

Boundaries:

Garden Creek Ward, Portneuf Stake, Bannock Co., Ida., consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north end of Marsh Valley, on the west side of Marsh Creek, and principally on Garden Creek, a tributary of Marsh Creek. The village of Garden Creek is about four miles west of the Arimo station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, seven miles southwest of McCammon, and ten miles northwest of Downey.

History timeline

  • 1880 - In the spring of 1880 the saints who had settled on Garden Creek were organized as a branch of the Marsh Valley Ward.
  • 1887 - The branch was organized as the Garden Creek Ward in 1887.

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Grant Ward

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

Boundaries:

Grant Ward, Portneuf Stake, Bannock Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the extreme south end of Marsh Valley, partly on an elevated plateau which separates Marsh Valley from Cache Valley.
History timeline

  • 1895 - A regular presiding Elder was set apart in 1895.
  • 1899 - On Aug. 27, 1899, the south branch of the Cambridge Ward (also called Calvin) was organized as a separate ward, named Grant.

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Lava Ward

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

Boundaries:

Lava Ward, Portneuf Stake, Bannock Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints living in a scattered condition up and down Portneuf Creek in Portneuf Canyon for a distance of seven miles.

History timeline

  • 1890 - First settlers were organized into a branch of the Church called the Dempsey Branch as a part of the Garden Creek Ward Oct. 18.
  • 1909 - The name of the ward was changed from Dempsey to Lava in 1909.

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Lava Hotsprings Ward

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

Boundaries:


History timeline

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Marsh Center Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p..[9]

Boundaries:


History timeline


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McCammon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.953.[10]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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Merrill Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.953.[11]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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Swan Lake Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.953.[12]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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Topez Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.953.[13]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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Virginia Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.953.[14]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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Woodland Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.953.[15]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p..
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p..
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 953.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 953.
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 953.
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 953.
  14. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 953.
  15. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 953.