Weber Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Utah Church Records go to Weber County Church Records go to Weber Stake, Utah 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. 931-932.

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Weber Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 931-932.[1]


  • Area of County: Southwest part of Ogden City.
  • Headquarters in (town): Weber Stake Gymnasium in Ogden, which is owned conjointly by the four Ogden stakes.
  • Boundaries of stake:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of the city of Ogden and vicinity. Northward the stake extends to 24th St., eastward to Washington Avenue, southward, beyond the Davis County boundary line to include Clinton Ward, and westward to the Great Salt Lake.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1851 - Weber Stake was organized Jan. 26.
  • 1908 - In July, Weber Stake was divided and the northeast part organized as the Ogden Stake, and at the same time the northwest part of the stake was organized as the North Weber Stake.
  • 1922 - Division of the Weber Stake took place May 21, when the Ogden 5th, 9th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 18th, South Weber and Uintah wards were organized as the South Ogden Stake, which name was changed shortly afterwards to the Mount Ogden Stake.

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

Clinton, Hooper, Kanesville, Ogden lst, Ogden 2nd, Ogden 11th, Ogden 19th, Riverdale, Roy.

Clinton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 149.[2]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Clinton and vicinity. Clinton Ward is located at the northeast end of Davis County, the northern boundary of the ward being the dividing line between Davis and Weber counties.

History timeline

  • 1897 - On May 29, it was organized as a regular bishop’s ward named Clinton.
  • 1909 - Clinton Ward was somewhat diminished in 1908 when the western part was given back to the South Hooper Ward, and in 1916 the south part of Clinton Ward was organized as the Sunset Ward of the Davis Stake. At the time of its organization the Clinton Ward belonged to the Davis Stake of Zion, but owing to its geographical position was in 1909 transferred to the Weber Stake.

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 Hooper Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 344.[3]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Hooper and vicinity, located west of the Sand Ridge and just north of the southern boundary line of Weber County.

History timeline

  • 1877 - On May 28, Hooper was organized as a regular bishop’s ward.


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Kanesville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 389.[4]

Boundaries:

The first settlers in that section of country, now Kanesville, were embraced in Kanesville Ward.

History timeline

  • 1874 - 25 families in the settlement. They belonged to the Hooper Ward
  • 1886 - On April 27, this district was separated from the Hooper Ward and organized as the Kanesville Ward.
  • 1899 - The limits of the ward were somewhat diminished in 1899 when the south part (or what was known as the Roy School District) was organized as the Roy Ward.

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  Ogden 1st Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 606-607.[5]

Boundaries:

Ogden 1st Ward, consisted of all the saints who had settled on the bench of Ogden. The ward extended from Eighth St. (now 28th St.) on the north to Burch Creek on the south, and from the mountains on the east to the Weber River on the west. The area of the ward was decreased in 1909 when all that part of Ogden lying east of Washington Avenue was organized as the Ogden 9th Ward, and a further decrease in area was made in 1913 when all that part of the ward lying north of Healy St. and the Bamberger Railroad tracks was organized as the Ogden 11th Ward.

History timeline

  • 1856 - Pres. Brigham Young advised the people at Bingham’s Fort to move to a higher location. A ward called the Bench Ward was organized.
  • 1863 These wards were reduced to districts of the Weber Stake, this became the Bench District.
  • 1877 - The district was again organized as the Ogden 1st Ward.

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  Ogden 2nd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 612.[6]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints who in 1930 resided in that part of the city of Ogden which is bounded on the north by 24th St., east by Adams Avenue, south by 28th and Summit streets, and west by the city boundary.

History timeline

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Ogden 18th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 612.[7]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Ogden which is bounded on the north by 27th and 24th streets, east by Jefferson and Madison avenues, south by 30th St., and west by Washington and Adams avenues.

History timeline

  • 1924 - Ogden 18th Ward was organized July 20, from a part of the Ogden 2nd Ward, transferred from the Weber Stake and also from parts of the Ogden 5th and 9th wards of the Mount Ogden Stake.


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South Weber Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 819-820.[8]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on the south side of Weber River. The ward extends north to the Weber County Line and to Weber River, east to the Uintah Ward, south to the East Layton Ward, and west to the Sunset Ward—both in the North Davis Stake of Zion.

History timeline

  • 1853 - First Bishop of the ward, chosen to that position Nov. 11.

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Uintah Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 895-896.[9]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on both sides of the Weber River, immediately below the mouth of Weber Canyon. The river at this point forms the boundary between Weber County on the north and Davis County on the south, hence the ward contains families of saints residing in both counties, but the majority of them reside on the north side of the river, where the meeting house stands, about a mile below the mouth of Weber Canyon, and also about a mile east of the Uintah railroad station of the Union Pacific Railroad.


History timeline

  • 1852 - Preside over the ecclesiastical affairs at East Weber.
  • 1854 - A fort was erected at East Weber as a protection against Indians. Bishop at South Weber, assumed jurisdiction over all the saints located near the mouth of Weber Canyon on both sides of the river.
  • 1877 - Uintah Ward was organized. (Previous name of the area was Easton and then Deseret.)

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 931-932.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 149.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 344.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 389.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 606-607.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 612.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 612.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 819-820.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 895-896.