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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.
Submitted by: Treva “Sue” Maurer Cope
My Grandfather (Ralph Warner) had property in Goshen, quite a few acres, 100 or more. He had a coal mine close to where we used to live (on Goshen Hill Rd.) and had horses pull the coal wagons. My mom (Faye) who was Ralph’s daughter, lived with and cared for her dad until his death. Faye’s sister was Agnes Warner Wolfe. She and her husband Edward Wolfe, also lived in Goshen. Edward Warner (Bertie’s husband) was another of Ralph’s children but was raised by an aunt, Laura Carlisle. Another brother, Ralph Warner, had for awhile sold Warner’s Eggs, near Stonecreek. His wife was Erma.
As far as I know, all of my brothers and sisters were born in Goshen and lived there most of their lives, added Cope, who enclosed a list of her family as follows: Shirley Maurer Davis married Richard L. Davis (“Red” as he was often called, passed away about 3 years ago) They had two children, Michael R. Davis and Christopher D. Davis and wife Lori (Roth) Davis; Warner E. Maurer married Rowena Maurer and they had three children Sherri L. Maurer, Cindy S. Maurer and Douglas Maurer; Jim Maurer; Treva Sue Maurer Cope married LeRoy D. Cope and had two daughters, Staci S. Cope and Tricia F. McKinney; Rick Maurer married Bambi and had two children, Erin Maurer (Brian) Gersting and Jason Maurer.
There was a paragraph about the Maurer family in “Recollections of a Community, Part 1” (published in 1997) and reads as follows: Paul W. and Thelma Faye Warner Maurer moved to Goshen about 61 years (now would be 86 years) ago from the New Philadelphia area to reside with Faye’s father, Ralph Warner, in his Goshen Hill Road home. Ralph was a coal miner and had many mines dotting his 100 acre property. Paul and Faye later moved down the road to another home where they raised their five children.
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.
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.
The Universal Sewer Pipe Corporation Plant #2 began its operations about 1920 and was located at the present site of the Skeeter Hollow Farm (owned by Mike and Dawn Smitley), which was formerly Cookson Industrial Site. The plant, which had 14 kilns, specialized in making vitrified clay pipe, flue lining and stove pipe in various sizes that were used by building supply dealers. Employees of the plant belonged to the 501 United Brick and Clay Workers Union. During World War II, while the men were serving in the military, 14 women worked in the sewer pipe plant including Roberta Warner, Fanny Swaldo, Emma Gervasi, Lena Richardson, Mary Kennedy, Betty Krocker, Alice Cooper and Ruth Trimmer.
Floyd “Zeke” Davis was a recording secretary for the Local 501 in 1953 and recalls earning 68 cents an hour. ($5.44 a day) when he began working in the early 1940’s. Others who held office at the this time include President Adrian Rausch, Vice President Bernard Conklin and Treasurer Walter Hammon. The last union meeting was held in December of 1960. There were 73 members at the time of the plant’s closing. Francis “Foxy” Walton was the oldest man in terms of service for Plant #2 at that time. Davis still has some of the minutes recorded during the union meetings and read a portion of them at one of the Goshen Reunions. Read more on Page 8 of Recollections of a Community Part 1.