Barons Cemetery

Gate to the Barons Cemetery in 2004. The land for the Barons Cemetery was originally donated by Jakob and Mari Erdman in 1905 for use by Estonian and Finnish pioneers. They and most of their nine children ae buried there, as are some members of later generations. It was donated to the Village of Barons in 1923 for community use.

Barons Cemetery was re-dedicated during the Barons Centennial celebration in 2004. The Barons Centennial celebrating Estonian homesteaders took place in 2004. An ecumenical ceremony was held at the Cemetery. A choir and the patriarchs of two of the Estonian families were present. A rededication plaque was unveiled by one of descendants who commented that six generations of his family were present; three underground and three above ground.

Alberta's Estonian Heritage