WILLIAM CAZIER FAMILY REUNION
2004 in Ogden, Utah
By Andy Cazier
Reunion Schedule 2005
June 25, 2004
We gathered in the Ogden City Park, in North Ogden, Utah. Approximately 65 to 70 in attendance.
The park was a large area with grass and trees with a big toy for kids to play on. It was warm, shirt sleeve weather and every one had a light supper.
Larry Galli Opened with prayer.
Marilyn Crezee the host welcomed everyone and gave an outline for the night.
June 26, 2004
Cazier Historical Self Tour, Ogden
Marilyn Crezee gave information and maps for the individual tours. She also gave some information on where we could eat later.
There were directions to graves of a number of our ancestors and locations where things happened in the past. The store Benjamin owned, the Cazier homestead and the Shaw home and a flowing well on the property.
It was kind fun navigating around to find the spots we have heard and read about. A good use of the map reading skills we have (or don’t have) and a good fun time for us all.
We gathered in the Ogden Family History Center at 2:00. The opening prayer by Grant Crezee.
Gail talked about the several Cazier genealogists that have worked on the records. Gail told about going to Montana and picking up the genealogy records that were stored there on the LaGrand Cazier farm. Fern Rutledge and Nattie Eagar had kept meticulous records and documented the sources when they served as gemologist. With all the records that needed to be preserved Gail decided to scan the pages so we all could have them if we needed.
Gail scanned 831 pages from Nattie’s records and 910 of Fern’s records. The pages consist of family sheets, photographs, stories, history's, wills, birth and death certificates and more. They fit on two CD ROMs that can be obtained from Gail. Gail showed how to use the CDs and showed a small example of what was on them.
Gail mentioned the “History of Benjamin Jr.” by Louise Radford.
There is a request to do more research on the Pleasant Drake line and the Caziers in Virginia. Some are willing to donate money to for that cause. As part of this there was conversation on hiring a professional