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Semenovka Cemetery - Arran District, Saskatchewan

 

The following is a transcription of the Semenovka Doukhobor Cemetery located 7 miles north-east of Arran, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Livingston No. 331. Land location: NW 14-34-30 West of First. Latitude: 5155.103. Longitude: 10137.202. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff on July 3, 2005. Updated October 18, 2008.

 


 

View of the cemetery from the southwest facing northeast.

 

Historical Background

 

Semenovka (aka Simonovka) Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Semenovka village near Arran. After the abandonment of the village in 1917, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors. Located along Bear Head Creek, it was sometimes also known as Bear Head Cemetery. The cemetery is still in active use today. It is privately owned by the Crown and is well maintained.  

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately two acres in size and is enclosed by a wire fence. There is a single iron gate on the south side. The cemetery contains 170 interments in a single section comprised of 18 rows facing east-west. I have used the cemetery plot map and death certificates to identify 40 unmarked graves. There are considerable gaps between some of the marked graves which would suggest as many as 30 additional unmarked graves. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain slate, marble or concrete upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.

 

Driving Directions

 

To access the cemetery, travel east from the Village of Arran Exit on Highway No. 49 for 4 miles (6.4 km). Turn north on the gravel road and continue for 2 1/2 miles (4 km). You will pass over the Bear Head Creek bridge. Then turn east on the dirt road and continue for 220 yards (200 m). You will come to a fork in the road. Turn north on the dirt road and continue for 110 yards (100 m). The road ends in front of the cemetery gate. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.

 


Transcription

Surname   Name   Birth Date   Death Date   Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antifaev   Arina   1862   Feb. 16, 1950    
Areshenko *   Evdoti A.   1875   Apr. 21, 1945    
Arishenkoff   Mary P.   1862   Oct. 6, 1938   No Marker
Arishenkoff *   Michael M.   Oct. 3, 1842   Aug. 21, 1936  

 

Arishenkoff

 

Michael P.

 

1856

 

May 31, 1942

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartsoff   Polly J.   1876   Mar. 10, 1935  

No Marker

Berikoff   Nick J.   1886   1949  

 

Bloudoff

 

Peter A.

 

1883

 

1946

 

 

Bloudoff   Wasyl   -   -  

No Marker

Boolonoff   Effie N.   1918   Jan. 21, 1924  

No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chernenkoff *

 

Paranya F.

 

1865

 

Feb. 21, 1937

 

Died - age 72 years

Constable   Nellie   1914   1946  

Daughter of Peter Bloudoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diachkoff   John F.   Sep. 25, 1914   Apr. 11, 1929   No Marker
Diachkoff *   Konstantin E.   May 20, 1880   May 27, 1945  

 

Diachkoff *   Maria T.   1881   1950  

 

               

 

Englot   Luke William   Jun. 19, 1994   Jun. 19, 1994    
                 
Hadiken   William   Jan. 24, 1949   Jul. 20, 1984    
Hadiken   William   1913   1977    
Hadikin   John S.   Feb. 22, 1864   Dec. 24, 1949   No Marker
Hadikin   Maria P.   1858   May 5, 1950   No Marker
Hadikin   Mary W.   1883   Sep. 6, 1939   No Marker
Hadikin   Nastia   -   Sep. 14, 1955   Wife of Paul
Hadikin   Paul J.   -   Jul. 9, 1950    
Hadikin   Steve   -   -   No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson   Elsie (Lil)   Mar. 18, 1944   Feb. 8, 1985    
                 
Karaeff   Nick S.   1871   Apr. 30, 1938   No Marker

Kastrukoff *

 

Anna I.

 

1862

 

Dec. 9, 1949

 

Wife of Ivan

Kastrukoff   Annie   1908   1955    
Kastrukoff   Annie J.   Nov. 10, 1857   Dec. 9, 1944   No Marker
Kastrukoff   Bill W.   1928   1988    
Kastrukoff   Dora F.   Feb. 4, 1892   Apr. 20, 1977   Wife of William
Kastrukoff   Frederick W.   Aug. 14, 1926   Dec. 13, 2006    

Kastrukoff *

 

Ivan D.

 

1862

 

Apr. 25, 1938

 

 

Kastrukoff

 

James

 

1883

 

1936

 

 

Kastrukoff   Jean W.   Jan. 5, 1915   Oct. 25, 2007    
Kastrukoff   John D.   Jan. 10, 1862   Apr. 28, 1938   No Marker
Kastrukoff   John N.   1917   2002   Married Jul. 19, 1957
Kastrukoff   Laura   1907   1979   Wife of William
Kastrukoff   Mary   1928   2003   Wife of John
Kastrukoff   Mike W.   Sep. 20, 1913   May 23, 1961    

Kastrukoff

 

Paul W.

 

Feb. 23, 1938

 

Mar. 9, 2005

 

 

Kastrukoff   Ruth   Mar. 15, 1945   -   Vacant
Kastrukoff   Violet   1928   2008   Wife of Bill
Kastrukoff   William C.   Apr. 10, 1888   Apr. 4, 1972    
Kastrukoff   William J.   1902   1987    

Katasonoff *

 

Alexei D.

 

1859

 

1918

 

Marker defaced by Sons

of Freedom in 1920's

Katusonoff   Alexei A.   1883   1951  

 

Katusonoff   Baby   -   -  

No Marker

Katusonoff   William A.   1906   1962  

 

Kazakoff   Annie   1886   1955  

Wife of William

Kazakoff   Pete   -   -   No Marker
Kazakoff   William C.   1884   1957  

 

Khadekin   Mary   1908   1978  

 

Kinakin   Alex   1924   2003    
Kinakin   Kuzma   1883   1965    
Kinakin   Peter   1917   1964    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laktin   Annie F.   Apr. 3, 1876   Aug. 18, 1949   No Marker

Laktin *

 

Eli F.

 

1916

 

1944

 

 

Laktin   Elsie A.   Jan. 18, 1935   May 19, 1935   No Marker

Laktin *

 

Mary S.

 

Apr. 5, 1905

 

Jul. 23, 1944

 

 

Legebokoff *   Arina J.   1856   Jun. 12, 1943   Wife of Nikolai
Legebokoff   Fred   1918   1981    
Legebokoff   Jim   1892   1969    
Legebokoff   John M.   1902   Oct. 17, 1950    
Legebokoff   Lusha   1879   1953   Wife of Michael
Legebokoff   Malasha   1881   1968   (Kastrukoff)
Legebokoff   Michael M.   1879   1963    
Legebokoff   Nick J.   1865   Jul. 17, 1946   No Marker
Legebokoff *   Nikolai W.   1858   Jun. 5, 1924   Died - age 66 years
Legebokoff   William   1896   1960    
                 
Makaeff   Fannia   1878   1968    
Makaeff   Fred T.   Mar. 18, 1877   Nov. 24, 1946    
Makasaeff *   Anna M.   1853   Oct. 29, 1926   Died - age 73 years
Makasaeff   Grunia W.   Oct. 15, 1884   Oct. 11, 1934    
Makasoff   George   1922   1994    
Makasoff   Leona H.   Nov. 20, 1932   Jul. 23, 2005   Nee Sigurdson - Wife of Walter
Makasoff   Nick   Apr. 18, 1918   Apr. 3, 1991    
Makasoff   Pauline   1898   Sep. 26, 1973   Wife of Zackar
Makasoff   Walter   1927   1993    
Makasoff   Zackar A.   1894   Dec. 5, 1952   Died - age 58 years
Makortoff   Kuzma   -   -   No Marker
Malakoff   Agafia W.   1866   Apr. 22, 1942   No Marker
Maloff   Nick A.   1854   Apr. 28, 1941   No Marker
Markin   Nick J.   1884   1964    
Markin   Paul J.   1903   1964    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negraeff

 

Nick

 

1880

 

Oct. 7, 1938

 

Died - age 58 years

Negrave   Baby   -   Jan. 19, 1947    
Negrave   Dora   1885   Aug. 9, 1954   Died - age 69 years
Negrave   Fred   1922   1996    
Negrave   Margaret   1925   1990   Wife of Fred
Negrave   Mary   Apr. 4, 1927   Nov. 28, 1965    
Nichvolodoff   Alex S.   1883   Apr. 18, 1925    
Nichvolodoff   Annie J.   1885   Jan. 30, 1941   No Marker
Nichvolodoff   Stephan F.   1855   Jan. 21, 1934   No Marker
                 
Ogloff   Annie   1880   1953    
Ostoforoff *   Anna W.   Mar. 15, 1884   Mar. 11, 1938    
Ostoforoff   Mike G.   Oct. 16, 1904   Sep. 17, 1948   No Marker
                 
Papoff   Malicia M.   1903   1980   Wife of William
Papoff   William W.   1896   1956    
Pazdnikoff   Fred E.   1888   1970    
Pichtin   Peter A.   Jun. 25, 1924   May 5, 1925   No Marker
Planedin   Fred F.   1924   1978    
Planedin   Fred L.   1895   1974    
Planedin   Irenia N.   1905   1975   Wife of Fred
Popoff *   Anuta F.   1902   1974   Wife of Fred
Popoff   Bill F.   1930   1987    
Popoff   Dora   1891   1953   Wife of Kuzma
Popoff   Effie   Aug. 25, 1916   Dec. 19, 1971    
Popoff   Frank   1917   1985    
Popoff *   Fred I.   1906   1979    
Popoff   Helen   1917   1990   Wife of Frank
Popoff   John   1865   Jun. 5, 1948   No Marker
Popoff   John   Nov. 2, 1921   Nov. 25, 1985    

Popoff

 

John J.

 

Apr. 12, 1921

 

Jul. 16, 1995

 

 

Popoff   John W. (Dr.)   1881   1955    
Popoff   Kuzma   1890   1975    
Popoff   Lucy A.   1874   Oct. 30, 1946   No Marker
Popoff   Mary   1893   1972    
Popoff *   W.F.   1859   1931    
Popov   Nadia   1879   1965    

Popov

 

Wasil

 

1879

 

1941

 

 

Posnikoff *   Feodor S.   1880   Apr. 23, 1929    

Posnikoff *

 

Maria F.

 

Oct. 1, 1864

 

Dec. 19, 1939

 

 

Postnikoff *   Maria S.   1881   Feb. 18, 1948   Wife of Feodor
Postnikoff   Elsie   1909   1993   Wife of Fred
Postnikoff   Fred   1905   1993    

Potapoff *

 

Avdotia M.

 

-

 

1921

 

Marker defaced by Sons

of Freedom in 1920's

Potapoff   Mary W.   1879   Nov. 3, 1938   No Marker

Potapoff *

 

Nikolai A.

 

-

 

1921

 

Marker defaced by Sons

of Freedom in 1920's

Poznikoff

 

Nastia S.

 

1889

 

Nov. 26, 1937

 

No Marker

                 
Reibin   Alexei   1884   1959    
Reibin   Fenya W.   1887   1957   Wife of Alexei
Reibin   Harefina P.   Jun. 17, 1878   Jun. 19, 1971    

Reibin

 

Mary

 

1905

 

1998

 

Wife of Nick

Reibin

 

Nick W.

 

1902

 

1975

 

 

Reibin   Peter W.   1923   1927    
Reibin *   Wasyl N.   Feb. 16, 1870   May 30, 1953    
Rezansoff *   Alexei A.   1873   May 1, 1922   Died - age 49 years
Rezansoff   Cecil   1904   1975    
Rezansoff   Lawrence C.   Apr. 1, 1940   Jul. 31, 1940   No Marker
Rezansoff   Nicholai S.   1862   May 27, 1939   No Marker
Rezansoff   William A.   1868   Nov. 6, 1934   No Marker
Rezantsoff   Alex W.   1824   Jan. 31, 1926   No Marker

Riebin *

 

E.N.

 

1879

 

1944

 

 

Riebin

 

Helen

 

1879

 

1948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salikin

 

Nick F.

 

Feb. 1864

 

Sep. 1948

 

 

Sherstobitoff   Alex A.   1857   Aug. 22, 1932   No Marker
Sherstobitoff   Mary J.   Oct. 25, 1860   June 23, 1945   No Marker
Sherstobitoff   Mrs. Nick   -   Jul. 7, 1945   No Marker
Sherstobitoff   Nick   -   Sep. 6, 1949   No Marker

Sopoff

 

Anna

 

Sep. 15, 1886

 

Nov. 5, 1944

 

 

Strelaeff

 

Baby

 

-

 

Feb. 5, 1942

 

 

Strilaeff   Alexy W.   1881   1962    
Strilaeff   Baby   Apr. 5, 1942   Apr. 7, 1942   Child of Sam - No Marker
Strilaeff   Elsice E.   1884   1969   Wife of Alexy
Strilaeff   Peter   1934   1984    
Strilaeff   Sam   Sep. 1, 1909   2003    
Strilaeff   Mary   Feb. 18, 1911   Feb. 14, 1997   Wife of Sam
Strilioff   Anastasia   Sep. 1902   Jan. 1979    
Strilioff   Peter F.   1899   1965    
Strukoff   Agafia M.   1863   Aug. 3, 1949    

Strukoff *

 

Elizaveta

 

Feb. 10, 1891

 

Feb. 11, 1939

 

 

Sukarukoff

 

Andrew K.

 

1905

 

1970

 

 

Sukarukoff   Fanny K.   1882   1956   Wife of Kuzma
Sukarukoff   Kuzma F.   1876   1967    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terekoff

 

Anastasia "Nellie"

 

Apr. 17, 1913

 

Mar. 10, 2003

 

 

Terekoff   Mike   1900   1970    

Terekoff

 

Nicholas S.

 

Jun. 7, 1932

 

Oct. 20, 2003

 

 

Terekoff   Samuel W.   Dec. 7, 1905   Aug. 13, 1954    

Terekoff

 

Una

 

Jan. 27, 1935

 

Aug. 11, 1942

 

 

Tomelin

 

Sam S.

 

1920

 

1949

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veregin

 

Nikoli A.

 

Oct. 20, 1861

 

May 20, 1943

 

 

Veregin

 

Tatyana

 

Jun. 15, 1862

 

Nov. 9, 1925

 

 

Verigin

 

E.N.

 

Jan. 16, 1891

 

Apr. 26, 1954

 

 

Verigin   Mary J.   1892   Apr. 25, 1956   Wife of E.N.
Voikin   Pearl H.   1865   Aug. 3, 1935   No Marker
                 
Woikin   John G.   1871   May 4, 1928   No Marker

 

*Translated from Russian.

 


 

Another view of the cemetery from the southwest facing northeast. 
 
View of the cemetery gate from the south facing north.

 


 

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. Special thanks to George Negrave for assisting in locating the cemetery. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Semenovka Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.