SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019, 12 noon
Marsden Park, Fennimore, Wisconsin
87th Annual Family Picnic The 86th annual Govier Family Picnic and Family Reunion was held Sunday August 5, 2018, with a total of 26 family members attending. Elected to repeat as president for 2017 was Keith Govier. Vice president is Lee Jerrett. Secretary/Treasurer is Gordon Govier.
The 75th annual reunion, in 2007, featured the release of a newly published Govier family history edited by Donna Jean [Govier] Teegardin, of Tempe, Arizona. Donna began collecting family information for a junior English class project at Lancaster High School in 1952. Her volume greatly expands an earlier Govier family history compiled by George Sanders Govier in the 1930’s. The 800-page history traces the roots of the Govier family in Devonshire, England, back to 1570. Copies of the family history were presented to the Schreiner Memorial Library in Lancaster and the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Read the 2007 News Release
The annual Govier Picnic and Family Reunion is always held the first Sunday in August at Marsden Park in Fennimore, Wisconsin. For ideas, suggestions, contributions, feedback, volunteering, or ideas for 2019: contact Gordon Govier, Govier family secretary.
Goviers in the News
Ryan Govier, Seaforth, ON, Canada
2018: Clara Govier, Edinburgh, Scotland || Drew Govier, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK || Nik Govier, London, UK || Arthur Govier, Tiverton, Devonshire, UK || Dakota Govier, Fennimore, Wisconsin, USA || Nik Govier, London, England
2017: Tyne Govier, Bridgewater, Somerset, UK || Clara Govier, Edinburgh, Scotland || Alison Govier, Lucknow, Ontario, Canada || Patrick Govier, Kearney, Nebraska, USA || Major Nigel Govier, Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK || Galen Govier, Rochester, Minnesota, USA || Nathan Govier, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada|| Jodi Govier, Barry, Wales, UK || Chris Govier, Dubai, UAE || Alison Govier, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada || Patrick Govier, Alton, Hampshire, UK || Gordon Govier, Fitchburg, Wisconsin USA || Chris Govier, Dubai, UAE || Julie Govier, Lawrence, Kansas, USA || Katherine Govier & The Shoe Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada || Michael Govier, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK || Dean Govier, Horley, Surrey, UK || Toni Govier, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia || Pam Govier, Omaha, Nebraska, USA || Andrea Govier, Shenandoah, Iowa, USA
2016: Luke Govier, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, UK || Adam Govier, Elgin, Moray, Scotland || Justin Govier, Uxbridge, London, UK || Alison Govier, Owen Sound, ON, Canada || Chris Govier, Dubai, UAE || Cheryl Govier, Crewkerne, Somerset, UK || Arthur Govier, Tiverton, Devonshire, UK || Govier's of Sidmouth, Devonshire, UK || Nik Govier, London, UK || Ben Govier, Haslemere, Surrey, UK || John and Dawn Govier , Paraparamu, Wellington, New Zealand || Stephanie Govier, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada || Louise Govier, Romsey, Hampshire, UK || Liz Govier, Exeter, Devon, UK ||Angela Govier, Gower, Swansea, Wales, UK
2015: Ashley Govier, Cardiff, Wales, UK || Govier's of Sidmouth, Sidmouth, Devon, UK || Clara Govier, Edinburgh, Scotland || Tyler Govier, Cradley, Herefordshire, UK || Mark Govier, Llanelli, Wales, UK || Galen Govier, Prairie du Chien, WI, US
2014: Dr. Jackalyn Govier, White Pigeon, MI, US || David Govier Manchester, UK || Caz Govier Falmouth, Cornwall, UK || Keith Govier, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, UK || Geoffrey Govier, Herefordshire, UK || Di Govier annual benefit tennis tournament, North Devon, UK || George Govier, WWI vet, Lyme Regis, Devon, UK || Jade Govier , Somerset, UK || James Govier, Chard, Somerset, UK || Angie Govier, Albany Creek/Brisbane, Australia by way of Toronto, Canada
2013: Lisa Govier, Darlington, Wisconsin, US || Chase Govier, Broken Bow, Nebraska, US || Justin Govier, West London, UK || James Govier, McFarland WI, US || Dawn Govier, Delta, BC, Canada || Claire Govier, Auckland, New Zealand || Artist and author Katherine Govier, Toronto, Canada || Pamela Govier, Omaha, NE, US || Marilyn Govier, Penticton, BC, Canada || Govier Close, Newham, London, UK || Assistant Chief Constable Katherine Govier (ret), Bedfordshire, UK || Roly Govier, Swansea, Wales, UK || Govier Lane, Johnstown PA, USA || Frank and Deb Govier , Broken Bow, NE, USA || Sue Govier , Somerset, UK || Josh Govier, Hastings on Hudson, NY, USA || Selena and Mark Govier, Truro, Cornwall, UK || Lorna Govier, Tucson, AZ, USA || Adam Govier, Pontypridd, Wales, UK
2012: Peter Govier , Port Talbot, Wales, UK || Tyler Govier, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK || Prof. Trudy Govier, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada || Fran Govier, Swindon, UK || Eileen Govier, Somerset, UK || Wes Govier , Sudbury, Ontario, Canada || Rebecca Govier , Master Gardener , Edinburgh, Scotland, UK || Jenna Govier , Leigh, Essex, UK || Stephen Govier , Hoxne, Suffolk, UK || Cheryl Govier, Owen Sound, ON, Canada || Bruce Govier, Madison WI USA || Chantelle Govier, Shepton, Somerset, UK || Ali & Angie Govier, Waterloo, ON, Canada || Isobel Govier, Barry, Wales, UK || Emma Govier, North Devon, UK || Tony Govier, Chard, Somerset, UK || Robin Govier, Olympic Torch Bearer, Flint, Wales, UK || Jayne Govier, Hartlebury, Worcester, UK || Pam Govier, Weymouth, Dorset, UK || Gareth Govier, Swansea, UK || Alastair Govier, Bristol, UK || Ian Govier, Maidenhead, UK || Peta Govier, Orange, NSW, Australia
2011: Claire Govier, Auckland, NZ || Assistant Chief Constable Katherine Govier, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK || Stephen Govier, Norfolk, UK || Paul Govier, London, UK || Allun and Thomas Govier, UK || Tech Sgt. Susan Govier, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA || Peta Govier, Orange, NSW, Australia || Clara Govier, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK || Paul Govier, Devon, UK || Jackie Govier, mayor of Castle Point, Essex, UK || Sgt. Daniel Govier , USMC
2010: Flight Sgt. Alex Govier , Kinloss Air Base, UK || Steve Govier, business owner, Poole, Dorset, England || Katherine Govier, author, Toronto, Canada || Andrew Govier, Mayor of Wellington, Devonshire, UK || Caleb & Carmen Govier, Colorado Springs, CO, USA || Jack Govier, Lexington, NE, USA
2009: Galen Govier, Prairie du Chien, WI, USA || Ann Govier, Newark, Ohio, USA || Lisa Govier, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK || Mandy Govier, Mayor of Tavistock, Devonshire UK || Eloise Govier, Cardigan, Wales, UK
2008: Sheriff Keith Govier, Grant County, WI, USA||| Hannah Govier, Sidmouth, UK |||Tamara Govier, Owen Sound, Ontario, CAN||| Dr. Jacklyn Govier, Quincy, MI, USA||| Paul Govier Shetland Isles, UK ||| Comedian Michael Govier Chicago, IL, USA
2007:John Govier, MBE|||John Govier, observer -Sidmouth, Devon, UK ||| Jeff Govier - Papillion, NE, USA ||| Gerri Govier -Lexington, NE, USA ||| Govier Brothers Mortuary -Broken Bow, NE, USA ||| Becky Govier -Edinburgh, Scotland ||| Dr. Suzanne Govier, Long Island NY, USA ||| Katherine Govier-Nanton, Alberta, Canada ||| John Govier, Devon, UK
2006:Phil Govier-Swansea, Wales, UK|||Jenny Govier-Albany, OR, USA||| Katherine Govier-Toronto, ON, Canada || Keith Govier-Lancaster, WI, USA||| Chris Govier-Dubai, UAE
2005:Gordon Govier -Monona, WI USA
2004:Galen Govier -Prairie du Chien, WI USA
Govier Road in Wilkes Barre PA is a notorious address which fairly frequently ends up on the local police blotter. Now comes word of problems related to Govier's Lane in Watchet, Somerset County UK. But what's a pong?
The First Annual Govier Picnic and Family Reunion was held at the park at Klondike Spring near Lancaster, Wisconsin, on August 7, 1932. It was organized by Gladys Budd and Edna Govier. Mamie Govier was appointed chairman for the following year, according to family records. Attendance: 48. The following year it was held at Marsden Park in Fennimore, Wisconsin, attendance: 64. While the picnic moved around from Klondike Springs to Schreiner Park back to Marsden Park over the next ten years, it has always been held on the first Sunday in August. Finally the decision was made to settle permanently at Marsden Park in Fennimore, where it's now held the first Sunday of every August.
Early Govier picnics included a program of entertainment. Minutes for the 1940 picnic, presided over by President Ora Govier, indicate 106 attendees. The oldest person present, James Govier of Patch Grove, was born on November 11, 1861. The program included a Tonette/Clarinet duet, a tap dance, a talk about a visit to the old country (Devonshire, England) by Mrs. Joseph Casey, and Glen Govier "stung by a bumble bee." The Goviers sang America the Beautiful and Auld Lang Syne before dinner.
To contact the Govier family click here.