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Nadezhda Cemetery - Veregin District, Saskatchewan

 

The following is a transcription of the Nadezhda Doukhobor Cemetery located 7 1/2 miles north-east of Veregin, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Keys No. 303. Land location: NW 24-31-1 West of Second (New Section) & NE 23-31-1 West of Second (Old Section). Latitude: 5140.591. Longitude: 10201.805. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on July 11, 2004. Updated January 18, 2006.

 


 

View of the cemetery from the north facing south. Note the main section (left) and old section (right).

 

Historical Background

 

Nadezhda (aka Nadojda) Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Nadezhda village. Following the Dominion Land Survey of 1907, the cemetery was moved from the old section to the new section in order to accommodate the road allowance.  After the abandonment of the village in 1940, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors and is still in active use today. It is privately owned and is well maintained. 

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately one acre in size and is enclosed by a shelterbelt of mature spruce trees. There is a single iron gate. The main section of the cemetery contains 83 interments in eight rows facing east-west. An older section across the road contains an additional 7 interments. There are 90 interments in total. Over half the graves (50) have no marker and the mounds have been leveled. I have used the cemetery plot map, death certificates and oral tradition to identify 22 of these. The remaining 28 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, travel north from the junction of Highway No. 5 and the Village of Veregin Exit on gravel Secondary Route No. 637 for 6 3/4 miles (10.9 km). Then turn east and continue on the dirt road for 1 1/2 miles (2.4 km). Turn south on the first dirt road and continue for approximately 1/4 mile (.5 km). The main section is on the east side of the road and the old section is on the west side of the road. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.

 


Transcription

Surname

 

Name

 

Birth Date

 

Death Date

 

Comments

                 

Bloodoff

 

Annie

 

-

 

-

 

No Marker

                 
Cazakoff   Fedosia   -   Aug. 7, 1927   Nee Savinkoff - No Marker
Cazakoff   Wasilii   -   Nov. 15, 1926   No Marker
                 
Dootoff   Peter F.   1875   Jun. 26, 1950   No Marker
                 
Holukoff   Ivan   1842   1924   Died age 82 years - No Marker

Holukoff

 

Nastya

 

1886

 

1952

 

 

Horkoff

 

Pete

 

-

 

1914

 

 

Horkoff

 

Polly

 

-

 

1914

 

Wife of Pete

                 

Konkin

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

No Marker

                 

Lebedeff *

 

Matvey W.

 

Jan. 6, 1873

 

Jul. 24, 1937

 

Doukhobor Martyr

                 

Mahonin *

 

John L.

 

-

 

1924

 

 

Mahonin

 

Mabel

 

-

 

1938

 

No Marker

Mahonin

 

M.N.

 

-

 

1917

 

 

Matvenko

 

Dora

 

1904

 

1999

 

 

                 
Novikoff   Pologea W.   -   1918   Nee Cazakoff - No Marker
                 

Podovinnikoff

 

Helen

 

-

 

-

 

Marker worn and indecipherable

Popoff   Anna   1874   1903   Old Section - No Marker

Popoff

 

Kuzma

 

1872

 

1958

 

 

Popoff

 

Mary

 

1874

 

1955

 

Wife of Kuzma

                 
Reilkoff   John   -   -   No Marker
                 

Satkoff

 

George

 

-

 

1959

 

No Marker

Satkoff   Paranya   -   -   Wife of George - No Marker

Strelioff

 

Metro

 

-

 

-

 

No Marker

Strelioff

 

Peter D.

 

1910

 

1956

 

No Marker

Strelioff

 

Polly

 

-

 

-

 

No Marker

Sukorokoff   Maria   Jul. 2, 1911   Feb. 15, 1941   No Marker
                 

Vanjoff

 

Fred M.

 

Jul. 24, 1878

 

Feb. 25, 1942

 

 

Vanjoff

 

Polly A.

 

1876

 

1958

 

Wife of Fred

Vereschagin *

 

George M.

 

1863

 

Apr. 12, 1933

 

 

Vereshagin

 

Wasyl

 

1889

 

1960

 

 

Voikin   Annie M.   -   Sep. 13, 1941   No Marker
                 

Youritson

 

Laura F.

 

1880

 

1944

 

Wife of Nick

Youritson

 

Nick K.

 

1890

 

1945

 

 

                 

Zarchikoff

 

Annie W.

 

1885

 

1964

 

Wife of Wasyl

Zarchikoff *

 

Fred W.

 

1881

 

1952

 

 

Zarchikoff *

 

Joe W.

 

-

 

Jun. 9, 1947

 

Note: Error on tombstone.

Correct year of death: 1945

Zarchikoff *

 

Mary N.

 

1882

 

1946

 

Wife of Fred

Zarchikoff *

 

Wasyl W.

 

Jun. 1881

 

1949

 

 

Zeibin

 

Feodor S.

 

1904

 

Apr. 3, 1928

 

 No Marker

Zeibin

 

Florence

 

-

 

-

 

No Marker

Zeibin

 

Ivan S.

 

1904

 

Apr. 3, 1925

 

No Marker

Zeibin   Ivan   1877   1904   Old Section - No Marker

Zeibin

 

Laura

 

1904

 

Apr. 12, 1928

 

Nee Holoboff

Zeibin   Peter   -   -   No Marker
Zeibin   Semeon   1818   1903   Old Section - No Marker

    

*Translated from Russian.

 


 

View of the cemetery gate from the road facing east.
 
Grave of Matvey V. Lebedeff, first Doukhobor military conscript to refuse to bear arms in 1895.
 
View of the cemetery from the east looking west. Note the large number of unmarked grave plots.

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions, cemetery plot map, death certificates, local histories and oral tradition. I have photos for most of the headstones and would be happy to share them. Special thanks to Mike Zeebin for assisting in locating the old section of the cemetery and for identifying additional interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Nadezhda Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.