1942 Ida Smith Howard Home…

Grandma Howard '42


Submitted by Jane Rausch Delcoma
This picture was taken at the home of MY Grandma Ida Smith Howard in Goshen on Thanksgiving Day, 1942.  Pictured are:  First row:  Eddie Krocker, my (stupid) brother Jerry Rausch(sticking his tongue out as a typical 9-yr old) and Carol Moore Stanley.  In Back:  My mother Mildred Howard Rausch, MY Grandma Ida Smith Howard, my older brother Jack Rausch,  my Aunt Evelyn Howard Moore holding Tom Krocker, and my older sister Jeanette Rausch Nicks.  (Joe Krocker’s childhood home can be seen in the background.)  We would have walked over Goshen Hill from our home to get to Grandma’s house because during the war my Dad lived/worked in Canton and we wouldn’t had a car.

1912 Photo of home near the Zeisberger Cemetery

grandma howard house


Submitted by Jane Rausch Delcoma
This snapshot is the home of MY Grandma Ida Smith Howard (across the street from Zeisberger Cemetery) taken in 1912.  If you look very closely, you can see MY mother, Mildred Howard Rausch and her little brother Donald Howard, along with their dog named “Beidy” ~ which was short for Beidler.  

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.

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.

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.

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.