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Beidler Women’s Baseball Team Members

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Beidler Women’s Baseball Team Members

front row (L to R): Anna Hilson Wenger, Goldie Haas Edwards and Emma Schumacher Meyers and at
far right Cora Cookson.

Back row: Maude James Haney and at far right Grace Frantz Stull. Some could not be identified.

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Cookson and Howard kids…

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Top (L to R): Evelyn Howard, Ruth Cookson
Bottom (L to R):  Margery Cookson, Jim Cookson, Catherine Howard

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Picture: Jane Cookson, standing, and Mariam “Grandma” Hill

Jane Cookson, standing, and Mariam "Grandma" Hill

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Picture: Esther Haney, Dorothy Snyder and Jane Cookson. Front – Esther Mae Haney Cox.

In front of the old VanDyke home on Goshen Hill Rd. Rear, L to R - Esther Haney, Dorothy Snyder and Jane Cookson. Front - Esther Mae Haney Cox.

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History of home at 2467 David Road, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 (Goshen)

    Emmett Howard and his wife, Ida Smith Howard, were married in 1907 and purchased a home in Goshen, near the Zeisberger Memorial Cemetery, on April 25, 1908. The couple paid $875. for the home that they purchased from Ted Golder.
    Shortly after they moved in, they rented the upstairs of the home to George Turnbolis and his wife for $3.50 per month. Children born in the home to Emmett and Ida were Mildred Howard Rausch, Evelyn Howard Moore, Donald Howard and Kathryn Howard Krocker. Emmett, a mining engineer, died in 1919 after contracting malaria while working in Charleston, S.C.
    Ida raised their children in the home while serving as the first custodian at the Goshen School, which opened in 1923. Kathryn married Eddie Krocker, of Wainwright and the couple lived with Ida in the house where their oldest child, Eddie Jr., was born. They also had a son, Tom.
    In 1955, the house was sold to Louis Krocker, Eddie’s brother, and the family, including Ida, moved to a home off Rt. 416 in what was then considered the Beidler area. Louis renovated the home, putting a basement under it and adding running water and a bathroom.
    After Louis and his wife Betty died, Betty’s mother, Mayme Cookson Swihart, came to live with and care for Louis and Betty’s children, Helen, Dan, Becky and Nadine (Dene). Later, the children married and after Mayme’s death in 1988, the house was sold to James Cookson, who rented it to several different families.
Stay tuned for additional recent history of this home.
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1948 Goshen School 1st through 4th grades

1948 Goshen School 1st through 4th grades

Front row, kneeling, l to r  – William Wallace, Tom Krocker, Jim Hobart, Jackie Wolfe, Jack Hobart, Don Hanlon and Harold Lute.

Second row, l to r  –  Dorothy Endsley, ??? Gribble, Bernice Edwards, Bob Cookson, Phyllis Reynolds, Nancy Hobart, Linda Carlisle, Thelma Lute, Jimmy Maurer.

Third row, l to r  –  Dorothy Garrett (substitute teacher), Larry Gibbs, Jasper Reynolds, Sandy Kohler, Kathy Oppy, Charlene Swaldo, Cindy Kohler, Bonnie Hobart, Sally Edwards.

Fourth row, l to r – Peggy Torgler, Dick Leggett, Nancy Wallace, Dave Walton, Russ Hobart, Shelby Meldrum, Dave Hanlon.

Regular teacher was Mrs. Moreland.

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Obituary – Nadine “Dene” Krocker Badertscher

NADINE “DENE” KROCKER BADERTSCHER, passed away at the age of 48, on February 8, 2003. She was the daughter of Louis and Betty (Swihart) Krocker, of Goshen, born May 17, 1954. She graduated from Midvale High School and married Tim Badertscher, on June 6, 1972. Nadine resided with her grandmother Mamie Cookson Swihart, of Goshen, for a period of time while Tim was serving in the military. Dene and her family resided in Dennison before moving to Gillette, Wyoming in June, of 1995. Visitation was held in Gillette on February 11, at Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Thomas Kadera officiating. Funeral services were officiated by Monsignor George J. Schlegel at the Linn-Hert- Geib Funeral Home Chapel with burial taking place at Calvary Cemetery, in New Philadelphia. 

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Obituary – Mamie M. Swihart

MAMIE M. SWIHART, 88, passed away on April 1, 1988. Swihart was born in Goshen to the late William and Barbara Johnston Cookson and was a homemaker. Her husband Jack S. died in 1947. She resided in Canton before moving to Goshen, in 1968 to care for her grandchildren following the death of her daughter Betty Krocker. Betty’s husband Louis had passed away from a heart attack approximately 1 year previously. The grandchildren are Nadine Badertscher (now deceased), Dan (Diane) Krocker, of Navarre, Becky (Don) Shrewsberry, of Springfield, Ohio and Helen (Steve) Whiting, of California. She was buried at Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

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Stories from Richard Cookson

I never lived in Goshen, but your site has rekindled many memories of spending endless days there with my dad and my cousin Bob at the home of my grandparents, Russell & Gladys Cookson, who lived up the hill and across the lane from the old Pissocra store and home. My great-grandfather Jimmy Cookson came from Arlecdon, England in 1893 with his brother John, settled in Goshen and married the former Susan Hill. He was a coal miner. Susan died in the mid-1920s and Jimmy died in 1955. After Susan died, Jimmy lived in the last actual log cabin in Goshen down that lane above the Pissocras, and had a log burning stove, no electicity or indoor plumbing. Russell & Gladys bought and moved to the old Reichman farm in Tusky circa 1963 where Gladys was born. The farm has been in our family for about 140 years.

I remember Goshen in the 1950′s and 60′s, when we kids could roam the hills and country side as we pleased. And we did. My fondest memories are traversing the hills with my dad and cousin Bob hunting, picking mushrooms, finding hickory nuts and walnuts, learning to drive a tractor, and sled riding down Goshen Hill. Cousin Bob was a great mentor and took me everywhere he went without complaint, including putting me on the back of his red Cushman scooter.

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Stories from Bob Cookson

Bob Cookson recently shared a couple of stories from his younger days in Goshen. He is currently 70 years young and resides in Wilmington, North Carolina. He told about his days attending the Goshen School and these are his words:

I started first grade at the Goshen School and spent 8 years there. When I started, the “outhouses” were at the end of the driveway behind the school, next to the Leggett property. I remember inside plumbing coming to Goshen but I don’t remember what year. If you went in the left hand set of doors if you were facing the school, at the bottom of the basement steps on the left was the electrical panel and that is where the janitor had a switch to ring the bell for all events. In that same little area was the old hand pump for water. When the restrooms were installed, we also got an electric pump and water fountains. Up town! We even had a shower in the restrooms.
Originally as I recall there was a stage in the gym on the top floor on the left side facing the front of the school from the 416 side. I remember Hupp Music Store putting on a show there with a goup of students playing “Hawaiian Guiltars.” I think Harold Lute played in that performance. Last I heard Harold was still Mayor of Roswell. (He recently resigned that position after many years.) Also, our school plays were performed there. Later the stage came out and we used the gym.
During my 7th and 8th grades, the stage end of the gym was turned into a classroom. Mr. Bowers was the principal and taught 7th and 8th grade. When I first started school at Goshen, Stoggie Rausch was the janitor. Later on Mr. Brennan became the janitor. The only two cooks I remember were Silvia Johnson and Mrs. Hibbs. Basketball coaches I remember were Bill Anderson and Woody Richardson, who was also our mail carrier. Woody’s sons Billy and Eddie attended school there.
We had trouble with the milk vanishing from the cooler in the basement at one time. There were a group of rascals that figured out if you removed the coal cover on the coal cellar (in the back of the school) and slipped in you could enjoy a free milk. Don’t think the school ever figured it out but they did lock the cooler.
We used to always sit on the steps in front of the school and each of us would pick a brand of car and we would count how many went by. We were easily entertained.
At lunch during the summer there was always a softball game. Mr. Bowers would pitch for both sides and of course, he pitched according to the hitter’s ability. In the winter it was basketball.
Mr. Bowers bought one of the early ’55 Chevy V8’s and took a group of us for a ride at lunch time down to Helen Rolli’s tavern and back. V8Chevy was hot in those days! Each year at the end of basketball season, Mr. Bowers would put on a dinner for the school. We did pray before those meals and we did say the pledge each morning before class. I don’t remember anyone being seriously injured as a result. I remember when Lucille Reynolds got Polio and we all got our sugar cube.
I remember once when the flag rope broke, Mr. Bowers had Harold Lute climb the flag pole and put a new rope through the pulley at the top. Today they would probably sue you for even thinking such a thought.
Growing up in Goshen was a great life with great people.

Halloween Stories:

Bob says that he and Russ Hobart were “terrors” during Halloween when they were young. ” I think Tom Brokaw liked to chase us as much as we enjoyed soaping his windows,” Bob said.
He also told of the time he and Russ were “picking on” Waldon Leggett.
“Waldon came out the back door and Russ and I ran across his back yard toward Helen Rolli’s Hill. Almost at the end of Waldon’s yard, there is this dip in the ground and I leaped over it but didn’t make it. I’m falling, falling, falling so I threw my arms out and caught myself but I am in a well or something… Turns out it is was their septic tank. I smelled really good when I got out of there and hauled tail right to the old sulfer creek and tried my darndest to wash that mess off my pant legs. Of course, Russ could not wait to spread the word next day at school.”

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