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Borden-Great Deer Mennonite Brethren Cemetery

Name of R.M.: Great Bend No.: 405
Name of Cemetery: Borden Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery
Name of Community: Great Deer in the Borden area
Name of Denomination: Mennonite Brethren
Condition of Cemetery: Well kept, cemetery is on church property and the church is still in use in 2005. The families of the church co-operate with maintenance of the cemetery.
Ownership of Cemetery: Borden M.B. Church
Approximate number of burials: 172 (2 of these are unmarked)
Legal Land Location: NW 15–41-8 W3rd
Directions: When coming from Saskatoon - Take highway #16 west from Saskatoon-cross the Borden bridge and after 1 mile take Larsen Road north (on your right)-go 4 miles north and take speed curve east and go 4 miles east, then take speed curve north and go 7 miles north. You'll see the Borden M. B. Church on your right side.
When coming from the west (the Battlefords) take highway #16 east. Go east 3 miles past Borden and turn left, north, on Larsen Road. Follow directions from there as above.
Recorded by: Julia Neufeld
Information from the gravestones themselves was submitted by Doreen Wiebe 2005.
Date: January 18, 2005
Local Contact Person: Darrel & Kathy Wiebe
Borden SK S0K 0N0
Phone: 306-997-4904
Darrel & Kathy have the cemetery record book.

Comments:
Caretakers have been: K. K. Wiebe, G. G. Thiessen, Martin Lemke, Henry Wiebe, J. K. Wiebe, J. L. Hamm, J. H. Block, J. R. Wall, Clarence Wiebe, and Darrel Wiebe.
Besides the cemetery record book, some of the information is from “Borden Mennonite Brethren Church History 1905-1980 Precious Memories” ISBN 0-88925-165-2, also “Mennonite Brethren Herald” obituaries and “Family Record of Gerhard G. and Anna Derksen 2003” by Julia Neufeld. Information from the gravestones themselves was submitted by Doreen Wiebe.
After meeting in homes since the homesteaders began to come to the area about 1902-1903, the Hoffnungsfeld School was built in 1906. The first teacher was Mr. William Diefenbaker, the father of the Right Honorable John G. Diefenbaker, former Prime Minister of Canada. Worship services took place in the school and mid-week services continued in the homes. In October 1906 Elder Br. David Dyck donated two acres of land to the local brethren for a church and cemetery site. Building started in 1907. In 1952 the present church sanctuary was built. The old church was dismantled in two days and most of the old lumber was used in the new building.Page 58 & 59 by J. R. Wall –“The corner where the first graves were started is somewhat on a higher elevation. It was found to be very rocky and so, for this reason, some plots were discarded. A little further west and south, the stony conditions decrease but you have sand to contend with. This makes for easy digging but sometimes cave-ins take place.
. . . I have been told that the first burials took place 1 ½ miles north of where the church now is. These were later transferred to the present graveyard. There is record of this in the cemetery-book. The first burial on record was Baby Martin Lemke, Aug. 7, 1903.
. . . I notice there are some errors and omissions, especially in the earlier records. Some are impossible to correct and there may be others I am not aware of.”

 

Huld Derksen, 31 May 1915 – 29 Mar 2009 (added March 07, 2010)

Name Birth Death Comments
Block, Anna 15 Jan 1895 21 Dec 1947 Mrs Henry H.
Block, Anna Ella 29 Jan 1950 29 Jan 1950 daughter of Isaac & Ella Block
Block, Ella (Derksen) 19 Nov 1909 26 Oct 1997 wife of Isaac
Block, Helen Grace "Miss" 01 Nov 1924 21 Jan 1973  
Block, Henry H. 02 Jun 1895 11 Jan 1956  
Block, Isaac H. Rev. 24 May 1905 20 Mar 1997 husband of Ella
Block, Jacob H. 24 May 1919 02 Dec 1975  
Block, Peter Isaac 17 Apr 1946 20 Apr 1946 Son of Isaac & Ella Block
Block, William Walter 16 May 1932 20 Feb 1990  
Bromley, Kenneth No Date 05 Sep 2001  
Broun, Lydia No Date No Date JCB
Broun, Maria No Date 29 Mar 1905 John B
Bueckert, Edith 06 Feb 1898 25 Oct 1988  
Bueckert, Isaac 19 Feb 1997 15 Sep 1944 birthdate and death date are wrong?
Derksen, Anna 10 Sep 1871 13 Oct 1969 wife of Gerhard G.
Derksen, Donald 28 Jun 1938 28 Jun 1938 son of H.G. Derksen
Derksen, Esther 29 May 1924 26 Oct 1962 wife of H.P. Derksen dates???
Derksen, Gerhard G. 05 Sep 1866 14 Aug 1933  
Derksen, Gerhard P. 17 Sep 1892 15 Feb 1962  
Derksen, Henry G. 12 Nov 1914 20 Jan 2002  
Derksen, Henry Paul 23 Feb 1917 13 Mar 1990  
Derksen, Maria (Unger) 10 Aug 1893 31 Jan 1949 wife of Gerhard P. Derksen
Derksen, Melvin Mark 18 Apr 1959 18 Apr 1959 son of H.P. Derksen
Derksen, P. J. Mrs No Date 27 Jul 1947  
Derksen, Roxanne 15 Jun 1969 15 Jun 1969 R. Derksen
Dyck, Baby No Date 1930 Infant son of Frank Derksen
Dyck, Hilda (Enns) 1906 1940 wife of Ernest Dyck
Dyck, Jacob No Date 1919 IDD
Dyck, Laura No Date 24 May 1918 IDD
Dyck, Lena & Arnold No Date 24 May 1925 DRD
Dyck, Marie No Date 02 Jun 1930 Frank Dyck
Dyck, Robert Kenneth No Date 28 Jun 1928 Infant son of Alfred Dyck
Dyck, Virginia Faye No Date 01 Jan 1937 Infant daughter of A.H. Dyck
Enns, Aganeta 1875 21 Apr 1960  
Enns, C.C. 25 Jan 1877 23 Sep 1953  
Enns, Lena No Date 1917 CCE
Ennse, Lizzie No Date 22 Oct 1922 CCE
Ens, Doris (Derksen) 17 Dec 1945 01 Aug 2004 wife of Bob Ens
Fehr, Bernard No Date 17 Nov 1940  
Fehr, Bernard Mrs No Date 20 Oct 1907  
Friesen, Abram A. 29 Jan 1888 02 Jan 1951  
Friesen, Agatha 30 Jan 1888 Sep 1941 Wife of Abram A. Friesen
Friesen, Baby Girl No Date 09 Oct 1916 daughter of A.A. Friesen
Friesen, Peter 13 Nov 1918 27 Jul 1947 A.A. Friesen
Friesen, Peter A. No Date 11 Jan 1911  
Friesen, Peter D. 21 Mar 1885 09 Jan 1911  
Friesen, Peter G. Mrs No Date 26 Nov 1909  
Friesen, Willie 04 Oct 1898 09 Oct 1916 Abram Friesen
Glocker, Baby Boy 28 Oct 1912 03 Nov 1912 D.W. Glocker
Glocker, May No Date 1919 D.W. Glocker
Harder, J. A. Rev. 1864 1935  
Harder, J.A. Mrs 1886 01 Jun 1968  
Harder, Rossie No Date 02 Jan 1926 Rev. J.A.N
Hildebrandt, Cor. G. No Date 1927  
Johnston, John 1902 1970  
Klassen, David D. 18 Dec 1880 20 Jul 1915  
Kornelsen, John No Date No Date  
Krahn, Agatha 23 Sep 1906 08 May 1998  
Kruger, Baby Jean No Date 1934 daughter of Henry K. Kruger
Kruger, John 1870 1926 buried with Mrs Kruger
Kruger, John Jr. 21 Jul 1899 04 Aug 1918  
Kruger, John Mrs 1873 23 Oct 1961 buried with Mr.John Kruger
Kruger, Peter No Date 1906 JKS
Lemke, Edwin No Date 29 Mar 1905 Martin Lemke
Lemke, Emma 24 Jan 1910 03 May 1984  
Lemke, Justina 27 Jun 1901 08 Jan 1977  
Lemke, Lena No Date 02 Dec 1908 MLS
Lemke, Martin 16 Dec 1906 24 Apr 1990  
Lemke, Martin No Date 07 Aug 1903 MLS
Lemke, Martin Sr. 20 Sep 1869 31 Jul 1934  
Lemke, Martin Sr. Mrs 17 Dec 1870 09 May 1946  
Lesko, Conrad Robert 1963 23 Jul 1991  
Lietz, Alexander 1923 13 Mar 1929 JAL
Loewen, Martha (Wall) Jan 1902 07 Aug 1995  
Martens, Katherine (Toews) No Date 01 Jul 1916 wife of W.W. Martens
Martens, Lena No Date 01 Apr 1905 W.W. Martens
Martens, Rosella No Date 27 Dec 1922  
Matchke, Baby Christy No Date 1928 E. Matchke
Matchke, Baby Girl No Date 1936 Julius Matchke
Matchke, Edward Sr. No Date No Date  
Matchke, Julius Mrs No Date No Date  
Matchke, Justina No Date No Date wife of Edward Matchke Sr.
Matchke, Linda No Date 1923 Julius Matchke
Matchke, Olga No Date No Date wife of Julius Matchke
Neufeld, Helena 1881 30 Dec 1934 wife of J.P. Neufeld
Neufeld, J.P. 1880 17 Aug 1949  
Nickel, Abram P. 29 Sep 1865 25 Dec 1921  
Nickel, James No Date 10 Dec 1934 A.A. Nickel
Nickel, Sammy J. 30 Nov 1922 19 Jul 1936 J.A. Nickel
Nickel, Sara No Date 08 Jul 1910 wife of Abram P. Nickel
Odenbach, Jacob No Date No Date  
Penner, Baby No Date 10 Jan 1945 father was Dave Penner
Penner, Baby No Date 06 Feb 1948 father was Dave Penner
Penner, Margaret 20 Aug 1877 16 May 1946 wife of Henry S. Penner
Penner, Mrs No Date No Date  
Penner, Peter A. No Date 1926  
Peter, Bernard 1855 03 Nov 1935  
Peter, Diedrich F. No Date 09 Aug 1916  
Peter, Frank B. 23 Jun 1903 31 Dec 1980  
Peter, Katharina 1866 1927 wife of Bernard Peters
Peters, Tina (Derksen) 17 Jul 1907 11 Nov 1993  
Pidwerbesky, Donald Andrew 17 Jan 1954 26 Sep 1976  
Rempel, Abe K. 08 Nov 1910 22 Jun 1995  
Rempel, Emma No Date 14 Jul 1915 A.J. Rempel
Rempel, Henry K. 1915 1936  
Rempel, Jacob K. 1876 20 Apr 1924  
Rempel, Kathrina (Thiessen) 1880 1939  
Rempel, Menno 01 Jan 1916 24 Nov 1990  
Rempel, Peter J. 04 Jun 1888 28 Aug 1928  
Rempel, Peter K. 1910 15 Feb 1935  
Rempel, Philip Bradley 15 Nov 1961 15 Jul 1982  
Sargent, Bethea Helen 07 Mar 1941 15 Jan 1982  
Shimky, Rudolf 1860 08 May 1928  
Shimky, Rudolf Mrs No Date 21 Jan 1930  
Shimpky, Lena No Date 25 Jan 1924 H. Shimpky
Siemens, Albert 29 Oct 1930 07 Sep 1941 J.J. Siemens
Siemens, Annie 03 Apr 1906 22 Jan 2003  
Siemens, John J. 16 May 1907 21 Jan 1990  
Sprecher, George 1873 1920  
Stobbe Boldt, Agnes (Derksen) 02 Feb 1905 13 Jun 1981  
Stobbe, Ellen No Date 02 Jul 1953 Fred Stobbe High River Alta
Stobbe, Jacob B. 24 Nov 1903 24 Sep 1977  
Stobbe, Mirium 19 Aug 1930 09 Nov 1930 J.B. Stobbe
Thiessen Gerhard G. 20 Feb 1877 21 Dec 1930  
Thiessen, Elizabeth G. 14 May 1877 10 May 1941 Wife of G.G. Thiessen
Thiessen, John G. 1917 29 Sep 1990  
Thiessen, Lidia No Date 20 Aug 1916 Dan Thiessen
Thiessen, Lizzie & Baby 14 Feb 1907 20 Oct 1938 wife of Peter Thiessen
Thiessen, Tena No Date 16 Jun 1920 Dan Thiessen
Thiessen, Wayne Floyd 07 Jan 1948 26 Jun 1949 John Thiessen
Treptau, Agatha 1921 15 Jan 1998  
Treptau, John 11 Apr 1909 04 Jan 1975  
Treptau, Margaret (Assman) 1907 1943 wife of John Treptau
Treptau, Martin Mrs. 1891 09 Apr 1929  
Unmarked No Date No Date  
Unmarked No Date No Date  
Unruh, Baby No Date 1945 Dick Unruh
Wall, Cornelius F. Jr. 04 Feb 1911 27 Nov 1936 C.J. Wall
Wall, Cornelius J. 04 Sep 1874 17 Jun 1964  
Wall, Elizabeth 18 Jun 1879 26 Dec 1956 wife of C.J. Wall
Wall, Jacob R. 27 Apr 1916 25 Sep 1985  
Wall, John C. 13 Aug 1901 12 Jul 1997  
Wall, John F. Aug 1895 09 Nov 1956  
Wall, John F. Sr. 07 Jan 1849 25 Aug 1920  
Wall, John F. Sr. Mrs 10 Apr 1841 25 Nov 1924  
Wall, Lena 1874 26 Sep 1942 wife of John H. Wall
Wall, Mary (Penner) 31 Aug 1916 08 Apr 2003 wife of J.R. Wall
Wall, Mary (Warkentin) 28 Dec 1901 11 Mar 1994 wife of John C. Wall
Wall, Nels 1906 1965  
Wiebe, Abram No Date 27 Mar 1905 A.J. Wiebe
Wiebe, Alvina 14 Nov 1927 29 Apr 1932 K.K. Wiebe
Wiebe, Arthur No Date 12 Jan 1920 A.J. Wiebe
Wiebe, Baby Boy No Date 1947 son of J.K. Wiebe
Wiebe, Helen (Thiessen) 1898 07 Nov 1973 wife of Henry Wiebe
Wiebe, Henry K. 20 Mar 1896 07 Jan 1936  
Wiebe, Jacob K. 22 Aug 1900 11 Mar 1974  
Wiebe, Josie No Date No Date J.K. Wiebe
Wiebe, Justina (Thiessen) No Date 21 Aug 1980 wife of J.K. Wiebe
Wiebe, Leonard Charles 16 Mar 1950 21 Jun 1993  
Wiebe, Nickolie No Date 1903 K.K. Wiebe
Wiebe, Peter No Date 15 Nov 1921 A.J. Wiebe
Wiebe, Peter Jacob 21 Feb 1908 16 Aug 1990  
Wieller, Mrs. No Date No Date  
Wiens, Aaron J. (S) 31 Aug 1860 13 Dec 1942  
Wiens, Aaron A. Mrs. No Date 18 May 1941  
Wiens, Aaron Mrs. (S) 30 Mar 1865 26 Sep 1941  
Wiens, Ella No Date 07 Feb 1926 A.A. Wiens
Wiens, Gerhardt (George) 29 Sep 1862 19 Jan 1914 A.G. Wiens
Wiens, Jacob 29 Dec 1897 31 May 1915 A.G. Wiens
Wiens, Judith 11 Jan 1949 11 Dec 1997  
Wiens, Maria (Derksen) 02 Nov 1911 17 Nov 2000 Wife of Marten Wiens
Willems, John J. 03 Feb 1880 13 Oct 1942  
Willms, Peter J. 03 May 1943 01 Sep 1971  
Derksen Hulda 31 May 1915 29 Mar 2009