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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jo Ann V. Davis and Lawrence L. Guy were married in the Goshen Community Church of the Nazarene, on February 20, 1982. They resided in Uhrichsville for several months before returning to the Goshen Community in September. They lived on Robson Dr. in their mobile home which was later moved to their property on Goshen Valley Rd. They built a split level home in 1995 and continue to reside there. Prior to her marriage, Jo Ann resided with her parents Floyd (Zeke) and Marjorie (Oppy) Davis, on Goshen Valley Rd.
Frank Davis, who now resides in Michigan, comments on the Arkansas Cake Recipe: “Lena (Gervasi Richardson) was my next door neighbor and a very nice person. That cake had to be a good one,” Frank said adding. “I remember Lena as a very good cook.” Lena passed away several years ago. She and Frank resided along Goshen Valley Rd. near the Schaar Ln. intersection.