Reunions

2022 Cazier Family Reunion

Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, when we’ll hold our 73rd consecutive reunion of the Cazier Family Organization. After two years of holding our reunions online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve decided to hold an in-person reunion this year in Kaysville, Utah. Kaysville is 20 miles north of Salt Lake City. Family members will have a chance to mingle and renew acquaintances, enjoy great food and games and learn more about our Cazier ancestors and cousins.

This year’s reunion will focus on the seven children of Philippe and Marie D’Taine Casier – our French ancestors who came to America in 1660. Philippe and Marie’s children were Marie Magdalina, Philippe Jr., Pierre, Jean, Jacques, Hester and Sara. We’ll also learn about David Uzielle, the baby Philippe and Marie found abandoned on a street in France and who they raised as one of their own children. He became their son-in-law when he married Marie Magdalina Casier. Jean Casier, our direct ancestor, is the great-greatgrandfather of William Cazier.

Our reunion will begin with a picnic and games at Heritage Park in Kaysville. We’ve reserved the pavilion at the park on Friday from 3-9 p.m. The park features a splash pad and playground equipment, as well as restrooms, a pioneer cabin and plenty of open space for games and activities. The park occupies the site of the former Clover Club potato chip factory that was built in 1947 by Hod and Clover Sanders. The park was created after the factory was torn down in 2001. To get to the park, get off of Interstate 15 at exit 328 and head east on 200 North. Continue east one block past Main Street and then turn left onto 100 East (also known as Fairfield Road). At that intersection, you’ll see the Kaysville Library on the northwest corner. Heritage Park is directly north of the library. Please bring a potluck item to share for Friday’s meet-and-greet at the park.

On Saturday, June 25, our activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Crestwood meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1059 E. Crestwood Rd. Crestwood Road is the street that borders Heritage Park on the north. To get to the chapel, just travel about a mile and a half east from the park on Crestwood Road. We’ll begin with a meeting for officers of the Cazier Family Organization, followed by a genealogy presentation by Carol Cazier Reynolds, our family genealogist. Carol’s presentation will focus on how we can become more involved with family history work using familysearch.org. She’ll also discuss the need for uploading memories, such as written histories and photos, about our Cazier cousins.

After the family history meeting, we’ll begin with presentations about the children of Philippe and Marie D’Taine Casier. We’ll be wrapping up those presentations about 1 p.m. We’ll then offer suggestions for Saturday afternoon activities. You’ll be on your own for lunch.

We’ll then gather back at the church at 5 p.m. for our Cazier family dinner, hosted by John Robert “Bob” Cazier and his wife, Sherryl. They’ll provide luau-style barbecued pork for pulled-pork sandwiches, and there will also be potato salad and baked beans. Bob and Sherryl will provide homemade root beer and ice water. Disposable plates, cups and plasticware will be provided. Each family is also encouraged to bring a side dish that can be shared with other Cazier cousins, such as chips, a salad or a dessert. Megan Smith is in charge of entertainment and has a variety of games planned. If you are planning to attend our June reunion, please RSVP HERE, so we can get a head count and better prepare for the reunion. Additional details will be made available closer to June.

Please be sure and join our facebook group to stay up to date on the Cazier Ancestral Family. For anyone unable to attend the reunion, you will be able to watch and re-watch the Saturday morning presentations from our Facebook group: “Cazier Ancestral Family Organization” using the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1240878892633537/