Voskrisenie Cemetery - Kamsack district, Saskatchewan
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Voskreseniye Cemetery - Kamsack District, Saskatchewan

 

The following is a transcription of the Voskreseniye Doukhobor Cemetery located 4 miles south of Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Cote No. 271. Land location: SW 12-29-32 West of First. Latitude: 5129.541. Longitude: 10152.117. Transcribed September 24, 2005 by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff & Fred J. Strelieff. 

 


 

View of the cemetery from the north facing south. It is located to the immediate left of the

power line right-of-way.

 

Historical Background

 

Voskreseniye (Voskresenovka) Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Voskreseniye village near Kamsack. After the abandonment of the village in 1920, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the late 1930's. It is no longer in active use and is badly overgrown. It is privately owned.  

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately half an acre in size and is unenclosed. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 50 interments in a single section comprised of five rows facing east-west. The vast majority of graves (48) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used death certificates to identify two of these. The remaining 46 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 site, travel south from Kamsack on Highway No. 8 for 4 miles (6.4 km). The cemetery is on the east side of the highway, approximately 100 yards (91.4 m) from the road allowance. It is situated immediately east of the power line right-of-way. This cemetery site is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.

 


Transcription

Surname

 

Name

 

Birth Date

 

Death Date

 

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antifaeff

 

Vera J.

 

Nov. 1, 1938

 

Nov. 2, 1938

 

No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popoff

 

Anastasia

 

1860

 

May 28, 1920

 

Died - age 60 years - No Marker

Podovilnikoff

 

Wasyl N.

 

1889

 

Oct. 21, 1938

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanviloff   Peter F.   Oct. 8, 1932   Dec. 22, 1933    

 

In addition, the following families resided in Voskreseniye village and may have members buried in Voskreseniye Cemetery: Popoff, Novokshonoff, Makasaeff, Wishloff, Rezansoff, Dubasoff, Konkin, Stooshnoff, Medvedoff, Tikonoff, Cheveldaeff, Hancheroff, Parakin, Verabioff, Shikinoff, Kazakoff, Kinakin, Nichvolodoff.

 


 

Another view of the cemetery from the north-west facing south-east.

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, death certificates and oral tradition. Special thanks to Gary Moriarty for assisting in locating the cemetery. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Voskreseniye Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.