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Novo-Troitskoye Cemetery - Buchanan District, Saskatchewan

 

The following is a transcription of the Novo-Troitskoye Doukhobor Cemetery located 1 1/2 miles south of Buchanan, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Buchanan No. 304. Land location: NE 23-31-6 West of Second. Latitude: 5140.580. Longitude: 10244.963. Transcribed October 2, 2004 by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff & Fred J. Strelieff.  Updated January 4, 2008.

 


 

View of the cemetery from the southeast facing northwest in 2007 following restoration.

 

Historical Background

 

Novo-Troitskoye Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Novo-Troitskoye village. After the abandonment of the village in 1911, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the 1970's. It is no longer in active use and for many years was badly overgrown. In 2007 it was extensively cleared and refurbished. It is privately owned.  

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately one acre in size and is unenclosed. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 125 interments in a single section comprised of eight rows facing east-west. Over half the graves (64) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used death certificates and oral tradition to identify fifteen of these. The remaining 49 or so 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 south from Buchanan on Highway No. 47 for two miles (3.2 km). Then turn east and continue on the gravel road for 3/4 mile (1.2 km). The cemetery is on the south side of the road, approximately 120 yards (110 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
                 
Barowsky *   Agafia S.   Mar. 12, 1908   Feb. 28, 1929    
Barowsky   Anastasia S.   1882   Sep. 18, 1942    
                 
Dergousoff   Anna   1872   1957    
Dergousoff *   Hrunya N.   May 28, 1883   May 6, 1923    
Dergousoff   Ivan E.   1856   1942   No Marker
Dergousoff   Kuzma J.   1848   Feb. 1, 1943   Died - age 95 years
Dergousoff *   Lisunia S.   May 9, 1894   Apr. 23, 1922    
Dergousoff *   Maria S.   1825   Oct. 5, 1910    
Dergousoff   Mike T.   1912   1915   No Marker
Dergousoff   Peter W.   Jun 25, 1889   -    
Dergousoff   Polly M.   1854   -   Wife of Ivan - No Marker
Dergousoff *   Vasily Y.   Oct. 25, 1853   1928    
                 
Fofonoff *   Anastasia G.   1861   Oct. 25, 1923    
Fofonoff *   Maria V.   1846   Feb. 22, 1901   Died - age 51 years
Fofonoff   Wasyl   1851   1965    
                 
Kalmakoff   Peter N.   1914   1948    
                 
Lebedeff *   Anna F.   1866   1938    
Lebedeff *   Fedya V.   1864   1946    
Lebedoff   Alexander   1930   1931   No Marker
Lebedoff   Polly   1925   1982    
Lebedoff   Tatiana   1901   1968    
Lebedoff   Wasil   1894   1956    
                 
Novokshonoff   Anastasia   1874   1955    
Novokshonoff   Anita   Mar. 25, 1884   Mar. 25, 1938    
Novokshonoff   Carl   1878   1948    
Novokshonoff   Joseph F.   1843   Jul. 24, 1915   Died - age 62 years
Novokshonoff *   Maria I.   1874   1946    
Novokshonoff *   Maria V.   1855   Mar. 3, 1906   Died - age 51 years
Novokshonoff   Nikolai J.   1884   Oct. 10, 1905   Died - age 21 years
Novokshonoff   Pauline   -   Dec. 15, 1952    
Novokshonoff   Wasyl J.   Feb. 28, 1881   Oct. 31, 1962    
                 
Ostoforoff *   Avdotia   Mar. 1, 1861   May 6, 1924    
Ostoforoff   Savely   1862   1944    
Ostoforoff   Wasil I.   1894   1942    
                 
Plaxin   Aksinya A.   1854   Oct. 21, 1919   Died - age 65 years
Plaxin *   Alexei K.   Dec. 9, 1893   Aug. 28, 1922    
Plaxin   Anna   1872   1933   Wife of Constan
Plaxin   Stapon   1850   May 10, 1917   Died - age 67 years
                 
Shukin   Alexei W.   Mar. 20, 1878   Jan. 14, 1933    
Shukin   Anastasia A.   1848   1932   Wife of Wasil
Shukin *   Andrei P.   1837   Jun. 17, 1920    
Shukin *   Anna N.   1828   Jul. 1915   Died - age 87 years
Shukin *   Avdotia F.   1841   Feb. 18, 1909   Died - age 68 years
Shukin   Ivan V.   1873   1951    
Shukin *   Kuzma I.   1839   May 1, 1911   Died - age 72 years
Shukin   Mary J.   1862   1924   No Marker
Shukin *   Pelagea I.   1864   1935    
Shukin   Wasil M.   1849   Jul. 17, 1928   Died - age 79 years
Shukin   (child)   1933   1933   No Marker
Smorodin   Mary   1894   1939   Wife of W.A. Smorodin
Sokochoff   Mary   1903   1925   No Marker
Soohocheff *   Agafia I.   1875   May 30, 1920   Died - age 45 years
Soohocheff *   P.E.   1868   May 21, 1931   Died - age 63 years
Sookocheff   Avdotia   1884   1945    
Sookocheff *   Ivan N.   1836   Mar. 29, 1908    
Sookocheff   Sam I.   1879   1970    
Sookochoff   Constantine F.   1861   1940   No Marker
Sookochoff   Hanna M.   1860   1931   No Marker
Sookochoff   Mike F.   Oct. 15, 1877   Jun. 25, 1940    
                 
Terichoff   Andrew A.   1842   1924   No Marker
Terichow   F.A.   1874   1957    
Terichow   George F.   1911   1935    
Terichow   Mabel F.   1901   1905   No Marker
Terichow   Mrs. F.P.   1874   1930    
Terichow   Polly F.   1905   1905   No Marker
Terichow   Tatiana   1849   1920   No Marker
                 
Verigin *   Agafia M.   Nov. 9, 1902   Apr. 13, 1923    
Verigin *   Anna S.   Feb. 6, 1881   Dec. 4, 1920    
                 
Wishlow   Annie   1850   1936   No Marker
Wishlow *   Arina F.   1871   May 8, 1921   Died - age 50 years
Wishlow *   Arina M.   1852   Aug. 18, 1937   Died - age 85 years
Wishlow *   Constantine S.   1871   Dec. 27, 1946    
Woykin *   Anastasia V.   1904   1926    
Woykin   Mary S.   Mar. 29, 1867   Aug. 29, 1947    
Woykin   Samuel S.   1926   1926   No Marker
Woykin   Wasil W.   Jan. 10, 1869   Jan. 29, 1942    

 

*Translated from Russian.

 


 

View of the cemetery from the grid road facing south.
 
View of the cemetery from the west facing east in 2004, prior to restoration.
 
View of cemetery from the north facing south in 2007, following restoration.

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions 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 Novo-Troitskoye Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.