Greenbush Cemetery

May 21, 2014

The Blue and Gray Ball


Video By Nathan Pritts, Time Keeper Productions


Sat, Nov 08, 2014

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

For payment, Checks can also be sent to Fairfield Township, 718 Wabash Ave., Lafayette, IN 47905.

If you can’t attend but would like to donate to Greenbush Cemetary, please follow this link:

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The Blue and Gray ball is primarily a fundraiser for the restoration of Greenbush Cemetary. “The Blue and Gray Ball” celebrates the civil war history of Tippecanoe county and those civil war soldiers buried in Greenbush Cemetary.

Greenbush Cemetery was conceived out of desperation when the city’s graveyard – where St. Boniface Church now sits – ran out of plots in the 1830s. About the same time, Lafayette trustees purchased land about one mile north to become the city’s burial ground, according to the Greenbush Cemetery tour guide booklet. In 1847, a group of local movers and shakers – including John Purdue, Godlove S. Orth, Cyrus Ball and David Ross – purchased the land that is now a buffer between main city roads and a residential neighborhood. By 1848 it was incorporated and kept up by the Greenbush Cemetery Association. The property expanded once more in 1865. The cemetery is now under the ownership of Fairfield Township since the signing over of the deed from a private association. The original section, or the northwest corner, still belongs to the city of Lafayette. The old section is identifiable by the length of unknown Civil War Union and Confederate soldier graves along Greenbush Street.

Time Period or Semi-Formal Attire is Appropriate.  A Suggested Website for Time Period Attire is

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor please contact Shane Weist, or Julie Roush, 

Donor levels:
Lieutenant $500-$999
Captain $1000-$2499
Major $2500-$4999
Colonel $5000-$9999
General $10000+

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors
Wabash National
Duke Energy
Lafayette Savings Bank
Purdue Federal Credit Union
Wings Etc.
Tempest Homes
State Senator Brandt Hershman
State Representative Sheila Klinker
State Representative Randy Truitt
State Senator Ron Alting
Arlan Stavenheim
Lafayette Bank and Trust
Patricia W Barrett
Olson Endowment Fund (The Community Foundation)
Thank You to Our In-Kind Sponsors
City of Lafayette
The Journal and Courier
Rubia Flowers
The National Group
Davey Tree Company
Thank You to Our Table Sponsors
Morgan Stanley
Fisher Funeral Home
Soller Baker Funeral Home
Keller Williams – Scott Brown
Truck Insure by Torrin
Marianne and Larry Rose
The Mitchell Agency
Alan Goetz Auction Company and Appraisals