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Buck Creek German Baptist (Dunkard) Cemetery

Stoney Creek Township, Henry County, IN
Established 1840s

   This cemetery is located in Stony Creek Township in section #29 in the northeast corner of Henry County on the Buck Creek Pike, about mile south from the Delaware/Henry County line. Jacob Houser established this cemetery sometime in the 1840s when his daughter Susanna died at the age of nine months. Her grave became the first in the Buck Creek church burial grounds.
   In the 1870s the church had a membership of about 70 and a building that would seat about 700 with property valued at $1,500. The first preachers were John Bowman and Christian Holler, with Daniel Houser the elder in charge. Some of the first members were the Bechtelheimers, Samuel Brewer, David and Sarah Priddy, Christian and Margaret Acker, Jacob and Susan Himes, Jacob and Elizabeth Houser. Samuel Becktelheimer and his son Simeon were the first deacons.
   The latest burial was in 2001 when Jerry Houser, a descendent of the original Housers, was buried here. There are veterans of five different wars buried here.
   The cemetery for a while was receiving very little care and maintenance until just recently. There has been a new fence installed, the grounds cleaned and leveled. It looks like it is well maintained by someone. It is still available for more burials.

NameDiedBornOther
Acker, Christian 9 Mar 1877 71y, 1m, 3d  
Acker, David 8 Jul 1888 35y, 2m, 26d S of Christian & Margaret
Acker, Elizabeth 22 Jul 1899 56y, 2m, 8d  
Acker, Henry 1931 1850  
Acker, Infant 29 Jul 1900 1900 C of Jacob & Elvira
Acker, Margaret Clapper 2 Apr 1882 63y, 1m, 13d W of Christian
Acker, Rosa Himes 1948 1870 W of Henry
Acker, Susan Williams 1925 1845 W of John
Baecher, Lillian 12 Mar 1900 23 Apr 1899  
Bechtelheimer, Alonzo 19 Mar 1941 21 Jun 1861  
Bechtelheimer, Catherine 1910 1828 W of Jacob
Bechtelheimer, Elizabeth 30 Aug 1875 71y 2nd W of Samuel
Bechtelheimer, Emily E. 18 Oct 1936 30 Jan 1864 W of Alonzo
Bechtelheimer, George 28 Dec 1860 1y, 4m, 14d S of Jacob & Catherine
Bechtelheimer, Goldie 10 Sep 1891 7m, 8d D of Alonzo & Emily
Bechtelheimer, Isadora 13 Jan 1868 5y, 2m, 11d D of Jacob & Catherine
Bechtelheimer, Jacob 22 Apr 1913 1826  
Bechtelheimer, Martha F. 26 Oct 1872 15y, 10m, 14d D of Jacob & Catherine
Bechtelheimer, Mary 119 Dec 1860 6y, 15d D of Jacob & Catherine
Bechtelheimer, Mayme V. 1966 1892  
Bechtelheimer, Rachael 30 Sep 1866 66y, 10m, 11d 1st W of Samuel
Bechtelheimer, Samuel C. 29 Aug 1870 23y, 11m, 23d S of J & C Co. E, 147th Inf
Bechtelheimer, Samuel Sr 13 Nov 1887 93y, 9m, 11d War of 1812
Bechtell, Artemissa P 1957 1855 W of Samuel
Bechtell, Infant 30 Mar 1900 1900 S of David & Emma F.
Bechtell, Malinda Cross 4 Nov 1906 77y, 5m, 26d W of William
Bechtell, Samuel S. 3 Sep 1909 1852  
Bechtell, William D. 4 Jun 1900 74y, 3m, 19d  
Beller, John W. 1927 1861  
Beller, Ruth Elva 1914 1913  
Brown, Hetta A. Paul 1956 1875 W of Robert
Brown, Prentis G. 27 Mar 1887 2m, 7d S of Reuben & Mary
Brown, Robert E. 1921 1874  
Carpenter, Gerald H. 19 Jan 1918 25 Sep 1899 WW1 Veteran
Crim, Henry S. ?? ?? Near Joseph
Crim, Infant 28 Sep 1863 7d Near Joseph
Crim, Jesse ?? 13y, 11m, 5d Near Henry
Crim, Joseph 13 Oct 1862 10m, 2d, S of A & C
Cross, Clinton 1919 1892  
Cross, Emanuel 1904 1832  
Cross, Goldie 23 Mar 1919 1894 W of Clinton
Cross, James C. 1943 1861  
Cross, Maggie Taylor 1920 1861 W of James
Cross, Nancy Paul 13 Apr 1911 1835 W of Samuel
Cunnungton, Marguerite A. 6 Apr 1921 27 Sep 1920 D of GA & MS
Current, Elza T. 25 Jul 1878 4y, 7m, 6d D of JL & O
Current, Jeremiah Lake 27 Apr 1910 20 Feb 1834  
Current, Orpha Burch 29 Jul 1921 17 Aug 1841 W of Jeremiah
Drake, Alonzo 25 Jan 1885 29y, 4m, 15d S of MA & Elizabeth
Drake, Elizabeth 10 Jun 1895 76y, 3m, 9d W of Moses
Drake, Harriet M. 13 Aug 1865 4y, 11m, 12d D of MA & E
Drake, Moses A. 4 Jul 1881 63y, 7m, 2d  
Fetty, David Martin 6 Jun 1980 10 Jan 1938 US Navy
Fetty, Dorothy A. 1908 1996 W of Harry
Fetty, Harry E. 25 Jan 1977 1896 80y, H of Dorothy - US Army
Hartly, "Baby" Harry 4 Dec 1907 1day  
Himes, Cecil E. 23 Sep 1895 8m, 1d S of WB & LE
Himes, Elizabeth 6 Feb 1916 1837  
Himes, George 20 Oct 1861 9d S of Isaac & Mary
Himes, Jacob Levi 15 Sep 1915 9m  
Himes, Joseph E. 1903 1865 S of Jacob & Martha
Himes, Juanita L. 20 Feb 1903 4m, 4d  
Himes, Mary A. 5 Jan 1902 19y, 3m, 28d D of Jacob & Martha
Himes, William T. 6 Jun 1872 23y, 5m, 17d  
Houser, Cresia T. ?? 1892 W of Howard
Houser, Eli Jefferson 1937 18 Dec 1862  
Houser, Elizabeth Coffel 8 Oct 1858 4 Jul 1819 1st W of Jacob
Houser, George C. 12 May 1849 10m, 26d S of Jacob & Elizabeth
Houser, Howard J. 1942 1887 H of Cresia
Houser, Ida Lacy 9 Aug 1889 22y, 13d 1st W of Eli
Houser, Infant 24 Oct 1898 2d S of Isaac & Emma
Houser, Infant 15 Feb 1897 3d S of Isaac & Emma
Houser, Infant 5 Aug 1883   D of Isaac & Mattie
Houser, Infant 29 Nov 1882   S of Isaac & Mattie
Houser, Ira E. 2 Jul 1890 11m, 15d S of Eli & Ida
Houser, Jacob Sr. 11 Jul 1908 29 Jun 1819  
Houser, Jerry Lee 12 Dec 2001 17 Nov 1933 SP4, US Army
Houser, Jessie 16 Mar 1884 2y, 7m, 19d D of Isaac & Mattie
Houser, Martha Ann 10 Aug 1891 30y, 1m, 10d 1st W of Isaac
Houser, Salome Crull 16 Jan 1906 30 Nov 1823 2nd W of Jacob
Houser, Sarah C. 8 Jun 1855 10m, 11d D of Jacob & Elizabeth
Houser, Susannah 20 Jul 1844 9m, 11d D of Jacob & Elizabeth
Idle, Aaron 1925 1870  
Idle, Amy 1966 1872 W of Aaron
Johnson, Alpha 13 Jan 1918 1898 19y
Kessler, Catherine 5 Feb 1851 15d D of John & Mary
Kirklin, Eliza Jane 15 Jul 1862 34y, 10m, 7d 1st W of John
Kirklin, Elizabeth 5 Apr 1904 28 Mar 1829  
Kirklin, George 10 Apr 1862 2m, 1d S of J & E
Kirklin, Infant 23 Dec 1912 1d S of Claude & Laura
Kirklin, Infant 15 Jun 1863   D of John & Elizabeth
Kirklin, Infant, 3 Apr 1906   Child of C & M
Kirklin, John R. 11 Sep 1910 21 Dec 1826  
Kirklin, Lucinda D. 22 Jan 1860 1y D of JR & EJ
Lacy, Alfred 1 Jun 1908 1830  
Lacy, Alice E. 1930 1863 W of Wm.
Lacy, Caroline O 1909 1832 W of Alfred
Lacy, Flem 24 Nov 1889 4y, 8m, 8d S of Alfred & Caroline
Lacy, Frank B. 1940 1871  
Lacy, Infant 1891 1891 Child of Wm. & Alice
Lacy, Melvin Lloyd 1967 1895  
Lacy, William 1924 1861  
Leeman, Mary 1915 1833 W of Enos Oxley
Leffingwell, Maudie 4 Oct 1891 1y, 2m D of Frank & Lucinda
Oxley, Enos L. 18 Oct 1958 30y, 6m, 26d  
Oxley, Russel 7 Jul 1853 1y, 2m, 6d S of Enos & Mary
Oxley, William R. 24 Nov 1854 1y, 11m, 16d S of Enos & Mary
Raffe, Elizabeth 6 Aug 1854 8 Mar 1792 W of John
Raffe, John 26 Jun 1853 22 Aug 1782  
Rhoads, John H. 30 Sep 1860 9y, 7m, 18d S of Christopher & Catharine
Richardson, Frances Ann 6 Jan 1864 8m, 20d D of Thomas & Elizabeth
Richardson, John B. 6 Nov 1859   S of Thomas & Eliza
Richardson, Thomas 21 Nov 1867 34y, 3m, 1d Next to Eliz. Kirkland
Riley, Icy ?? ??  
Riley, William E. 1913 1912  
Smith, Barbara J. 1915 1855 W of Joseph "Grandma"
Smith, Cheryl K. 1950   "Neice"
Smith, Harold T. ?? 6 Aug 1925  
Smith, Joseph O. 1930 1850 "Grandpa"
Smith, Linden L. 22 Nov 1975 6 May 1924 US Navy
Smith, Nellie L. 18 Jan 1993 25 Jun 1927 W of Harold T.
Smith, Ora G. 1915   "Uncle"
Smith, Ruth 1984 1892 W of Thomas
Smith, Thomas 1963 1887  
Stauble, Charles E. 1931 1868  
Stauble, Frantz J. 23 Oct 1919 78y, 6m, 28d  
Stauble, Nancy J. 6 Mar 1901 59y, 9d W of Frantz
Stevens, Edith (Current) 1944 1870  
Swoveland, Daniel 14 Oct 1894 50y  
Swoveland, David 22 Aug 1894 59y, 6m, 20d  
Swoveland, Martha Yaukey 25 Sep 1861 26y, 8m W of David
Taylor, Robert 20 Mar 1887 ??  
Teeter, Isaac 14 Apr 1903 24 Mar 1824  
Teeter, Mary A. 21 Oct 1894 30 Oct 1868 W of Lewis
Teeter, Nancy 2 Mar 1912 13 Feb 1828 W of Isaac
Teeter, Rev. Lewis L. 6 Mar 1934 1 Aug 1857  
Tibbets, Joseph 11 Jun 1871 17 Jan 1811  
Tibbets, Margaret (Tull) 19 Apr 1899 9 Jan 1812 W of Joseph
Tull, Susannah 6 Aug 1866 35y, 10m, 5d  
UEB 2004
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