Ed and Mary Krocker Family

Two Wainwright brothers, Eddie and Louie Krocker, sometimes went over the hill to Goshen and eventually met two pretty Goshen girls. Eddie married Kathryn Howard and their children are Eddie Jr. and Tom. Louie married Betty Swihart and their children are Helen of California, Dan of Navarre area, Becky of the Dayton area and the late Nadine Badertscher. Betty’s mother was Mayme Cookson Swihart.
Both Krocker families resided and raised their families in Goshen and Eddie and Louie worked for many years at the clay plant there.
Eddie Jr. and his wife, Mary, raised their six children in Goshen. They are Teri (married Joe Stein), Cindy (married Marvin Davis), Doug (married Chris Schreiner), Jim (married Joan Schreiner), Joe (married Wanda Davis) and Scott, (married Shannon Kieffer). Teri, Cindy, Doug and Scott still reside at Goshen with their families. Jim lives near Wainwright and Joe lives at Tuscarawas.
Mary recalls moving to Goshen in 1958, when she and Eddie bought the former Gibbs home, which was originally built for the superintendent of the clay plant. “I didn’t know many Goshen residents, but my husband’s Aunt Betty Krocker, invited me to a play and covered-dish dinner at the school. I had such a good time and met so many friendly Goshen residents. I have really liked Goshen ever since!”


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