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. 




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.







Birth Date


Death Date












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



Savely M.




Jul. 23, 1922


No Marker

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



Vera P.


Jan. 29, 1931


Feb. 11, 1931


Child of Peter & Mary - No Marker

Chernoff   Wasyl   1855   -   No Marker












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









No Marker

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










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



Joseph I.




May 23, 1929


No Marker



Peter I.




Jun. 23, 1926


No Marker









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.





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.