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Kalmakovo Cemetery - Buchanan District, Saskatchewan

 

The following is a transcription of the Kalmakovo Doukhobor Cemetery located 8 miles south-east of Buchanan, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Good Lake No. 274. Land location: SE 30-30-5 West of Second. Latitude: 5137.718. Longitude: 10241.875. Transcribed October 2, 2004 by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff & Fred J. Strelieff. 

 


 

View of the cemetery from the west facing east.

 

Historical Background

 

Kalmakovo Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Kalmakovo village. After the abandonment of the village in 1919, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the 1950's. It is no longer in active use and is badly overgrown. Cemetery restoration efforts are currently in progress. It is privately owned.  

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately two acres in size and is unenclosed. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains 108 interments in a single section comprised of twelve rows facing east-west. The majority of graves (103) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used the cemetery plot map and death certificates to identify 57 of these. The remaining 46 unmarked graves are unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain, upright marble or slate headstones. Click here for an online cemetery map.

 

Driving Directions

 

To access the cemetery from Buchanan, travel south on Highway No. 47 for 5 3/4 miles (9.3 km). Then turn east on Secondary Route No. 651 for 2 3/4 miles (4.4 km). Turn north-west on the gravel road and continue for 1/4 mile (.4 km). To access the cemetery from Canora, travel west on Secondary Route No. 651 for 11 1/4 miles (18 km). Turn north-west on the gravel road and continue for 1/4 mile (.4 km). The cemetery is on the east side of the road, behind a shelterbelt, approximately 500 yards (450 m) from the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.

 


Transcription

Surname   Name   Birth Date   Death Date   Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abetkoff *

 

Alexei F.

 

1847

 

Apr. 16, 1937

 

Died - age 90 years

Abetkoff

 

Avdotia

 

Jan. 10, 1845

 

Feb. 17, 1928

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartsoff

 

Alexei N.

 

1838

 

1921

 

No Marker

Bartsoff   Anna   1845   1925   No Marker
Bartsoff   Annie   -   -   No Marker

Bartsoff

 

Nikolai A.

 

1877

 

1938

 

Died - age 61 years

Bartsoff

 

Stephen A.

 

1870

 

1906

 

No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chernenkoff

 

John

 

-

 

-

 

No Marker

Cheveldeoff

 

Alexei F.

 

1858

 

1944

 

No Marker

Cheveldeoff

 

Anastasia

 

-

 

-

 

No Marker

Cheveldeoff

 

Peter W.

 

1911

 

1917

 

No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fedosoff

 

(infant)

 

-

 

-

 

Child of Mike Fedosoff - No Marker

Fofonoff

 

Mrs. Fred

 

-

 

-

 

No Marker

Fofonoff

 

Mary N.

 

1847

 

1940

 

No Marker

Fofonoff   Polly J.   1888   1945   No Marker
                 
Hancheroff   Anna W.   1855   1938   No Marker
Hancheroff   George G.   1869   1928   No Marker
Hancheroff   George T.   1855   1938   No Marker
Hancheroff   Lizoveta   -   -   No Marker
Hancheroff   Nick G.   -   -   No Marker
Hancheroff   Paul T.   -   -   No Marker
Hancheroff   Timothy G.   1881   1929   No Marker
Hancheroff   Tom T.   -   -   No Marker
Horkoff   John M.   1858   1938   No Marker
Horkoff   Lukian N.   1881   1938   No Marker
Horkoff   Mary A.   1861   1943   No Marker
Horkoff   Mary W.   1862   1947    
Horkoff   Nikolai M.   1860   1935   No Marker
                 
Kabatoff   Anna F.   1842   1934   No Marker
Kabatoff   Mary P.   1885   1943   No Marker
Kabatoff   Nick   -   -   No Marker
Kalmakoff   Andrew   -   -   No Marker
Kalmakoff   Wasilisa   1866   1922   No Marker
Kalmakoff   Sam   -   -   No Marker
Krukoff   John J.   1893   1955   No Marker
Krukoff   Mable M.   1904   1932   No Marker
Krukoff   Michael W.   1849   1920   No Marker
Krukoff   Nick M.   -   -   No Marker
Krukoff   Nick P.   1945   1947   No Marker
Krukoff   Polly   1874   1941   No Marker
Krukoff   Praskovia   1850   1935   No Marker
                 
Merzuik   Mrs. J.   -   -   No Marker
                 
Nichvolodoff   John   -   -   No Marker
Nichvolodoff   Mary   -   -   No Marker
Nichvolodoff   Metro   1860   1923   No Marker
                 

Ostoforoff *

 

Evsei G.

 

Apr. 9, 1877

 

Dec. 10, 1943

 

 

                 
Pepin   Wasyl   1845   1939   No Marker
Philipoff   Mrs. S.   -   -   No Marker

Polovnikoff *

 

Mavrunya A.

 

1894

 

Jan. 17, 1925

 

Died - age 31 years

Popoff

 

John

 

-

 

-

 

No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebalkin

 

(infant)

 

-

 

-

 

Child of M. Rebalkin - No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strelioff   Sam P.   1926   1926   No Marker

Stushnoff

 

Dora

 

1884

 

1961

 

No Marker

Stushnoff

 

Nick J.

 

1903

 

1951

 

No Marker

Stushnoff

 

John A.

 

1884

 

1950

 

No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanjoff

 

Michael N.

 

1842

 

1925

 

No Marker

Vanjoff

 

Tatiana P.

 

1844

 

1924

 

No Marker

Vanjoff

 

Walter W.

 

1935

 

1935

 

Child of Wasyl Vanjoff - No Marker

Verigin   Mary   -   -   No Marker
                 

Zbitniff

 

John P.

 

1882

 

1952

 

 

Zurovloff   (infant)   -   -   No Marker
Zurovloff   Mrs. M.   -   -   No Marker
Zurovloff   Wasyl M.   -   -   No Marker

 

*Translated from Russian.

 


 

View of the north-west corner of the cemetery. Note the overgrowth.

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions, cemetery plot map and death certificates. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Kalmakovo Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.