Nikita Bokovoy is the family mystery person and will probably remain that way. We do know he was a miller in Russia. Is it something of a coincedence or possibly a family trade, that his brother Gregor or Gregory was also known to have been a miller. In later years in North Dakota, a nephew and son would also have a flour mill. Someone must have taught them the trade in the old country.
Nikita was the second youngest son of Daniel and Sophie Bokovoy. His widow and 5 sons made their way to America about 1905, with Wasl or William as he became known coming first to prepare the way for his mother and brothers. It wasn't very long before they moved on to Montana where land was still available. Only William and his wife Lena Kohannes and his brother Alex are buried in North Dakota. The youngest brother Prince Sr. died in Minnesota and is buried there. Dixon, his wife Stacie, brother Samson who never married and their mother Pauline or Palahey are buried in Montana.
Prince Sr. the son of Nikita is so designated in order to distinguish him from his nephew Prince Jr. the son of Alex and Nina. Prince Sr. and his first wife Bertha Coffer raised the 3 orphaned children of Alex, his brother. They were Prince Jr., Lawrence and Frances.
According to Dixon, a son of Nikita, his father died after contracting pneumonia. This refutes a family story of his torment at the hands of the Russian government of the day. Although Anton was imprisoned, and possibly also Nikita, his death was due to pneumonia. The interview was conducted by his son Howard who had been a radio announcer for 30 years. He taped his father's memories which has laid to rest some of the speculation.
More About Nikita BOKOVOY: Date born 2: 1855, Harchanko, Ukraine, Russia.81, 82 Burial: 1895, Harchanko, Ukraine, Russia.83, 84 Marr: Abt. 1882, Harchanko, Ukraine, Russia.85, 86
More About Nikita BOKOVOY and Pauline(Palahey) SALIVASTER or CILEVISTRA: Marriage: Abt. 1882, Russia.86
Children of Nikita BOKOVOY and Palaky SALIVASTER are: