Bueche Cemetery

Bexar Co. Tx

The Bueche Cemetery is located at 404 Crestway, Windcrest (San Antonio), Bexar County, Texas.

The Bueche Cemetery  has been designated a Historic Texas Cemetery by the Texas Historical Commission.  On Saturday, October 19, 2002, 12 Noon, we will hold an official dedication of the Historical Designation and unveil the Historical maker.  This event will be attended by state, county, and city officials.  The Bexar County Sheriff's Dept. Color Guard will present the colors.

The cemetery was established in 1892 by A. L. Bueche and has been maintained by his decedents.  It is located on part of the original family farm.  The Bueche family immigrated from Switzerland in the 1800's and settled the area that was then known as Fratt.  C. W. Ackermann, a son-in-law, bought the farm in 1902 and set aside a parcel of the property as a cemetery.  Among those buried here is his son, Frank, the first Bexar County Deputy Sheriff killed in the line of duty in modern time.  Also, his other son, Alfred, who farmed the property until his death.  He was also an original incorporator of the City of Windcrest.  

Our annual day is currently scheduled for the third Saturday in May, the next being May 17, 2003.  The cemetery is about 1 acre in size, and has about 175 - 200 gravesites.  It is still active.  Although mostly family and friends, etc. there are some available lots that the public can purchase. (Info submitted by Don Ackerman)