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Frances Willard Calhoon Mathias History…

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Kennedy and Krocker Kids…

Krockers and Kennedys



Front L to R:  Doug Krocker, Jim Krocker

Rear L to R: Sue Kenndy, Mike Kennedy

This was taken in the Krocker’s back yard.

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Cindy Krocker Davis and Teri Krocker Stein Photo




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Picture: Jack Swihart with Eddie Krocker Jr.

Jack Swihart and Eddie Krocker


Jack Swihart with Eddie Krocker Jr., taken at the Swihart home located
on the corner near the Church of the Nazarene. The home is now owned
by the church.

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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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Shremshock Family

The following items were sent to me from Mary Lou Shremshock in an e-mail. Mary Lou, her husband Jerry and their family of 5 boys (now six boys) resided in the house that David and Ruth Meese now live in on Goshen Valley Rd. The Shremshocks lived there for several years in the late 1960’s and part of the 1970’s. I, along with my sister Teri, babysat for the family and really enjoyed them. Mary Lou has said they are planning to send some photos and other memories of Goshen in the near future. I will then be able to be more specific with the years they resided here.
Thanks! Cindy Krocker Davis

The following is in Mary Lou’s words:

– Jerry and I have many fond memories of our time in Goshen. Having been raised in a suburban neighborhood we thrived on country life while raising our sons. After moving to the Columbus area we still opted for the country. Mary and Paul Mehok were probably the best neighbors anyone could have. Mary showed me how to garden and can our harvests. Many a cup of coffee was shared in their kitchen or ours. Paul was always coming to the aid of this young bride- Jerry commuted to Columbus for several months. A leaking hot water tank, Tim climbing the tv tower, Tim falling down on a milk bottle and causing a need for stitches, thus a trip to the emergency room- Paul was always around to help.

– My first encounter with Halloween country style, Jerry was taking classes at Kent State still and I was home alone with the boys. Terrible raquet on the front porch. I had no idea what it was. Next morning, Mary laughed when I told her. It was corn kernels thrown across the porch and of course some soap on the windows. Jerry was home for the next Halloween and dressed as the headless horseman and scared some of the neighborhood kiddos. Lots of fun.

– And I will never forget one night returning from Akron and the car broke down right at the turn onto Goshen Rd. I had one of the boys (babe in arms) with me and your family (Ed and Mary Krocker family who used to reside across from the Zeisberger Cemetery) was the only one that opened the door to me that dark night. Thus, began our relationship of babysitting. Lucky us. (No, lucky us!)

– Joshua, our last son was born 11 years after Ben. Scott is now 46 in May, Tim is 44, Patrick is 43, Ben is 42 and Josh is 31 in May. All are married. We have seven grandkids (finally some girls in the family- three granddaughters). Scott, Tim and Ben work with us. (Shremshocks Architects and Engineering) Patrick is a director of an outdoor education center, in Alabama and Josh is our starving artist. He is a potter and has a studio and gallery in Lithopolis, a suburb of Columbus.

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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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5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Goshen School in 1947


Front row, l to r, Gary Gibson, Tom Carlisle, John Wallace, Phyllis Reynolds, Marge Carlisle, Anna Davis, Loretta Endsley, Virginia Gribble, Lois Oppy and Warner Maurer.
2nd row, l to r, Eddie Krocker, Junior Davis, Ronnie Harmon, Ronnie Gibson, Eddie Warner, Bill Anderson and Nellie Davis.

3rd row, l to r, Stogie Rausch, janitor, Donald Freeman, teacher, Lou Ann Briggs, Marge Oppy, Shirley Murphy, Augusta Endsley, Bonnie Wallace, Shirley Maurer, Connie Gibson and Joan Garrett.

4th row, l to r, Eugene Wolfe, Jack Davis, Frank Swaldo, Frank Davis, Calvin Brown, Earl Walton and Bob Schaar.
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1st and 2nd Basketball teams at Goshen in 1950, taken in gym.

1st and 2nd Basketball teams at Goshen in 1950, taken in gym.

L to R Front – Tom Krocker, Larry Gibbs, Dave Hanlon, Harold Lute, Russ Hobart, Dick Leggett and Charles Grinstead.

L to R Back – Lorell Bowers (coach), John Wallace, Bob Moore, Earl Walton, Frank Davis, Eddie Krocker, Eddie Warner and Warner Maurer.

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Goshen 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th-graders taken in the Goshen gym in 1950

Goshen 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th-graders taken in the Goshen gym in 1950

L-R-Front _ Russell Hobart, Warner Maurer, Dave Hanlon, Larry Gibbs, Dick Leggett, Harold Lute and Eddie Warner.

2nd-Row L-R _ Nancy Wallace, Sally Edwards, Phyllis Reynolds, Anna Davis, Lois Oppy, Marge Carlisle, Sandra Kohler, Shelby Meldrum and Peggy Torgler.

3rd Row L-R _ Mary Moore, John Wallace, Bob Moore, Frank Davis, Earl Walton, Eddie Krocker, Lou Ann Briggs and teacher Lorell D. Bowers.

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