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: 51°40.580. Longitude: 102°44.963. 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Surname||Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Comments|
|Barowsky *||Agafia S.||Mar. 12, 1908||Feb. 28, 1929|
|Barowsky||Anastasia S.||1882||Sep. 18, 1942|
|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|
|Lebedeff *||Anna F.||1866||1938|
|Lebedeff *||Fedya V.||1864||1946|
|Novokshonoff||Anita||Mar. 25, 1884||Mar. 25, 1938|
|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|
|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 *||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|
|Smorodin||Mary||1894||1939||Wife of W.A. Smorodin|
|Soohocheff *||Agafia I.||1875||May 30, 1920||Died – age 45 years|
|Soohocheff *||P.E.||1868||May 21, 1931||Died – age 63 years|
|Sookocheff *||Ivan N.||1836||Mar. 29, 1908|
|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||Mabel F.||1901||1905||No Marker|
|Terichow||Polly F.||1905||1905||No Marker|
|Verigin *||Agafia M.||Nov. 9, 1902||Apr. 13, 1923|
|Verigin *||Anna S.||Feb. 6, 1881||Dec. 4, 1920|
|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.
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.