Sovetnoe Cemetery - Mikado District, Saskatchewan
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Sovetnoye Cemetery - Mikado District, Saskatchewan

 

The following is an overview of the Sovetnoye Doukhobor Cemetery located 6 miles north-east of Mikado, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills No. 273. Land location: NE 35-30-2 West of Second. Latitude: 5138.698. Longitude: 10210.738. Compiled by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff and Fred J. Strelieff on April 30, 2005. Updated August 12, 2005.

 


 

View of the cemetery from the south facing north. It is marked by a bluff of trees.

 

Historical Background

 

Sovetnoye Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Sovetnoye village near Mikado. After the abandonment of the village in 1920, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until 1931. Thereafter, it ceased to be be in active operation. Over the years, it has become badly overgrown. The cemetery is privately owned. 

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately a half acre in size. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 75 interments in several rows facing east-west. The graves are unmarked and leveled. I have used death certificates and oral tradition to identify 27 of these. The remaining 48 or so unmarked graves are unidentified. Today, all that remains is a bluff of trees in the middle of a cultivated field. 

 

Driving Directions

 

To access the cemetery, travel north from the junction of Highway No. 5 and the Village of Mikado Exit for 2 miles (3.2 km).  Then turn east on the grid road and continue for 4 miles (6.4 km). Turn north on the grid road for one mile (1.6 km). The cemetery is approximately 100 yards (91.4 m) west of 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   Anna S.   -   -   Daughter of Savely - No Marker
Abetkoff   Avdotia K.   1887   -   Wife of Savely - No Marker
Abetkoff   Peter S.   -   -   Son of Savely - No Marker
                 
Chernoff   (child)   -   -   Son of Wasyl - No Marker
Chernoff   (child)   -   -   Son of Wasyl - No Marker
Chernoff   Anastasia   1880   -   Nee Zieben - Wife of Peter - No Marker
Chernoff   Anna I.   1855   -   Nee Petroff - No Marker
Chernoff   Avdotia G.   1880   1913   Wife of Wasyl - No Marker
Chernoff   Grigory D.   1889   -   No Marker
Chernoff   Jim F.   May 22, 1914   1928   No Marker

Chernoff

 

Savely M.

 

1842

 

Jul. 23, 1922

 

No Marker

Chernoff   Tatiana   1886   -   Wife of Wasyl - No Marker
Chernoff   Tatiana   1840   -   Wife of Savely - No Marker

Chernoff

 

Vera P.

 

Jan. 29, 1931

 

Feb. 11, 1931

 

Child of Peter & Mary - No Marker

Chernoff   Wasyl   1855   -   No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dergousoff

 

John T.

 

Oct. 23, 1906

 

Nov. 7, 1922

 

No Marker

Dergousoff   Pearl S.   1883   Jul. 21, 1929   No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fominoff   Nikolai   1845   -   No Marker
                 
Hrooshkin   Anna   1825   -   No Marker
Hrooshkin   Potap W.   1867   -   No Marker

Hrooshkin

 

Wasyl

 

1825

 

-

 

No Marker

Hrooshkin   William P.   1899   -   Son of Potap - No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osachoff   Mary S.   1854   -   No Marker
Osachoff   Michael   1855   -   No Marker
                 

Petroff

 

Joseph I.

 

1859

 

May 23, 1929

 

No Marker

Petroff

 

Peter I.

 

1861

 

Jun. 23, 1926

 

No Marker

Planidin

 

Nikolai

 

1880

 

1906

 

No Marker

 

In addition, the following families resided in Sovetnoye village and may have members buried in Sovetnoye Cemetery: Barisenkoff, Bondareff, Chernoff, Danshin, Demosky, Fominoff, Hrooshkin, Obetkoff, Osachoff, Planidin, Podovinnikoff, Popoff, Swetlisheff, Zaitseff.

 


 

View of the cemetery from the south-west facing north-east.

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: death certificates and oral tradition. Special thanks to Robert Tomilin for assisting in locating the cemetery and to Annette Zeeben and Fanny Reibin for identifying additional interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Sovetnoye Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.