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Goshen teenagers waiting at Midvale School in 1935

Goshen teenagers waiting at Midvale School in 1935


Goshen teenagers waiting at Midvale School in 1935 for bus ride home
to Goshen.

First row (L to R) Edna Shidaker, Kathryn Howard, Gladys
Haney and Eileen Harmon.

Back row (L to R) Flora Terazzi, Dorothy Carlisle and Betty Swihart.

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Cookson and Howard kids…




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

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Krocker Christmas (many years ago!)


Left to Right – Jim Krocker, Doug Krocker, Joe Krocker (new shoes?!?!) & Cindy (Krocker) Davis


Left to Right – Mary (Mathias) Krocker, Edward P. Krocker Sr. &  Kathryn J. (Howard) Krocker




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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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Obituary – Edward P. Krocker

EDWARD P. KROCKER, 75, of Goshen, died January 1, 1992, in Union Hospital after a long illness. Krocker was born in Wainwright and was the son of the late John and Helen Krocker. He retired in 1985 from Warther Auto Electric, at Dover, as parts man. He was a member of the Tuscarawas County Baseball Hall of Fame and the Tuscarawas County Bowling Hall of Fame and an associate member of Tuscawas Veterans of Foreign Wars. He attended Tuscarawas High School. His wife, Kathryn J. Howard Krocker died January 6, 1974. He is survived by  two sons, Edward Keith and Thomas Eugene, both from the Goshen area and a sister Gertrude Krocker, of Wainwright. Edward resided on David Rd. before moving along state route 416. Services were held at St. Therese Catholic Church at Wainwright with Frs. Anthony Migoni and Dan McGinnis officiating. Burial took place in the Sharon Moravian Church Cemetery. A grandson, Douglas E. Krocker and his wife Chris currently reside in the home where Edward P. once lived.

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Obituary – Mildred L. Rausch

MILDRED L. RAUSCH died on April 2, 2002. She was born in Goshen on October 8, 1908 to Ida (Smith) and Emmett Howard. Mildred was married to Adrien Rausch who preceeded her in death. Her siblings were Kathryn Howard Krocker, Evelyn Howard Moore, and Donald Howard. Funeral services were performed by Rev. Michael Foran and Rev. Allen Bergmann. She was buried at the Sharon Moravian Church Cemetery.

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Mary Krocker and Ida Howard at the Krocker residence in 1967.

Ida Howard was the first custodian at the Goshen School.

Mary Krocker (L) and Ida Howard at the Krocker residence in 1967

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Obituary – Evelyn Marie Moore

EVELYN MARIE MOORE- Age 95, passed away on October 18, 2009. Moore was born in Goshen, Ohio on August 22, 1914, to Emmett and Ida (Smith) Howard. Ida was the first custodian at the Goshen School, which opened in 1923. Evelyn was raised in a home on the current David Rd. and remembers when the stone wall was built around the Zeisberger Cemetery. Water was borrowed from the family’s well to mix the concrete, she explained. Evelyn loved the Cleveland Indians and was the sister-in-law of baseball great Whitey Moore. She had attended several World Series games with her husband Lester. She was preceeded in death by Lester, two sisters, Kathryn Krocker and Mildred Rausch, both of Goshen and one brother, Donald Howard.

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Sheriff “answers” letter from beyond!

                                   An article in the Times Reporter that was written by Jon Baker a few years back told of a supposed communication from beyond the grave of Tuscarawas County Sheriff John Howard, of Goshen. Howard, who was 56 at the time, died on May 4, 1869, following an April 30th buggy accident near the Goshen Canal bridge. His wife was also in the buggy but received only minor injuries. Maj. Charles H. Mathews, the editor of the Ohio Democrat newspaper of New Philadelphia, who had always had a fascination with spiritualism, attempted to contact Howard. He composed a short letter to the deceased sheriff on May 9:
    “My Dear John Howard, I hope you will pardon me for addressing you so soon after leaving the body. Will you do me the favor to answer the enclosed questions? Hoping soon to hear from you.”
     The letter was forwarded along with his questions in a separate envelope to famed medium James Vincent Mansfield, who conducted a mail-order spiritualism business out of his New York City home. The cost for the service was $5 and four, 3-cent stamps. Some of Mansfield’s more famous customers included Mark Twain.
    Several days later, Mathews received a response. His questions were returned with the envelope seal unbroken and was opened in the presence of Howard’s widow and a witness.
Mathews later published his “spirit communications” from John Howard in the Ohio Democrat.
    “I embrace this, the first opportunity to assure you I have a conscious existence beyond the mangled clay tenement that reposes in yonder cold grave,” Howard supposedly told the medium. Howard also said when he became awakened to conciousness days after his death that he was greeted by several people he knew. The first to greet him was supposedly David W. Stambaugh, of New Philadelphia, who had died on January 22, 1869. Stanbaugh had served as prosecuting attorney and was a state senator at the time of his death. Later in the communication, Howard spoke to his widow.
    “Say to my dear, now afflicted wife, I will speak to her as soon as I recover sufficient strength to do so.”
    Howard also said he could not provide proof to skeptics saying they “are too much wedded in their idols, or preconceived ideas to listen to any new revelation.” He also made a prediction. “The time is rapidly approaching when present theological teachings will be displaced by teachings more liberal- teachings that have vitality and assurances of immortality, beyond the cold, cold grave.”
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Howard Family

When Ida Belle Smith’s mother, Rachel Reardon Smith, died in the late 1800s, Ida went to make her home with the Rudy and Rosanna Schaar family in Goshen. The Smith family had moved to Goshen earlier from the Sherrodsville area after Ida’s father, Benjamin Franklin Smith, started working in the mines at Goshen. They lived in the house now owned by Doug and Chris Krocker.

Some years later, Emmet Howard, a self-taught mining engineer, started working in the Goshen and Wainwright areas and boarded with the Schaar family where he met Ida. In 1908, Emmet and Ida were married and bought a home in Goshen near the Zeisberger Cemetery. The couple had four children, Mildred, (married Adrian Rausch), Donald, (married Helen Reymond),  Evelyn, (married Lester Moore) and Kathryn (married Eddie Krocker).

Emmet died after contracting malaria while working in South Carolina and Ida raised their children by herself, working as the first janitor at the Goshen School, built in 1923.

Ida’s brother, Marion Smith, built a home in Goshen where the Brokaw family has lived for many years.

Emmet’s grandfather, John Howard, was killed while serving as sheriff of Tuscarawas County in a buggy crash at the old canal bridge at Goshen.  

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