December 26, 2002 at 20:56:38
I'm not a treasurer hunter, but often must get into other fields of research while doing my family research - thus will tell about my Casner treasurers.
Henry & Jincy Casner had 12 sons and 1 daughter; beginning in the 1840s some of the sons went to CA from IA and struck it rich; all but one of the rest of the family followed in 1852; nearly all struck it rich in CA. In Calavares County, CA there is a monuement named for William and Daniel Casner (often spelled Carsner) where they struck it rich. William and Daniel were murdered in 1877 in Palo Duro Canyon, TX while wintering a herd of sheep there for the gold they were supposed to have had with them.
Riley and Moses Canser settled in Yavapai County, AZ; Moses was a miser and did not trust banks; he hid his gold around his ranch in dutch ovens; he became paralyzed before he died and could not talk and was unable to tell his son where the gold was hidden; Moses was illeterate and could not write; divorce papers seem to verify this.
John Casner (who killed nine men in West TX in revenge for the murder of William and Bill) mined in CA, OR, UT, NM and who knows where else. I have traced him up to 6-1902.
I have determined that the George Casner who hid $20.00 gold pieces in pine trees in Yavapai County, AZ near Casner Mountain, probably is of the Casner family out of CA as he is not of the right age to be one of the 12 Casner brothers.
I'm wondering if anyone who has done work on the treasurers of these Casner people might have come across information on their families/lives that you could share with me. I'll be glad to give what specifics I have uncovered.