Bundy-Bechtelheimer Cemetery - Stoney Creek Township
This old burial ground is on land once owned by Samuel Bechtelheimer who purchased it in September of 1828. His father, Joseph Bechetelheimer, who lived just south of here, was the first known burial in this graveyard. He Died in 1833. Samuel eventually sold the land to Samuel Bundy, one of the first African-American pioneers in this part of Henry County. This graveyard has come to be known as the Bundy burial grounds because most of the burials here are for Samuel's family. But in June of 1866, Samuel Bechtelheimer repurchased the cemetery land from the Bundy family and set aside the land as a cemetery. It continued to used as a neighborhood cemetery on up to the early twentieth century, the last know burial was sometime around 1904
Maria Robertson, who was born a slave in North Carolina is buried here, she died at the ripe old age of 104 years old. The other Bechetelheimer's are buried in the Buck Creek German Baptist cemetery just southeast of here.
The Bundy cemetery is under a Conservation Management Agreement between the Central Indiana Land Trust Inc. (CILTI) and Stoney Creek Township. Under this agreement, CILTI manages the native prairie habitat on the properties for preservation purposes. These small sites are some of the few remnants of native prairie vegetation that existed prior to European settlement in portions of east-central Indiana. Prairie species present include big blue stem, little blue stem, New Jersey tea, black-eyed Susan, beebalm, Indian grass, pale-spiked lobelia, showy tick trefoil, rose pink, flowering spurge, and lance-leaved coreopsis.