Goshen teenagers waiting at Midvale School in 1935 for bus ride home
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.
Goshen Cornet Band
Members were front row (L to R): George Walton, Fred Sherer, John Sherer, Robert Carlisle, Gibson Carlisle,
John Hobart and Alexander Winkler.
Back row (L to R): Edward Ruefly, John Cramer, Edward Walton, Arthur Walton, Tillman Miller, Jack Swihart,
Frank Swihart, Jesse Walton, James Carlisle and leader Harvey Heck.
“Our dad was in the band and it played for everything that went on in Goshen,” said Rebecca Carlisle Clerici.
NADINE “DENE” KROCKER BADERTSCHER, passed away at the age of 48, on February 8, 2003. She was the daughter of Louis and Betty (Swihart) Krocker, of Goshen, born May 17, 1954. She graduated from Midvale High School and married Tim Badertscher, on June 6, 1972. Nadine resided with her grandmother Mamie Cookson Swihart, of Goshen, for a period of time while Tim was serving in the military. Dene and her family resided in Dennison before moving to Gillette, Wyoming in June, of 1995. Visitation was held in Gillette on February 11, at Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Thomas Kadera officiating. Funeral services were officiated by Monsignor George J. Schlegel at the Linn-Hert- Geib Funeral Home Chapel with burial taking place at Calvary Cemetery, in New Philadelphia.
MAMIE M. SWIHART, 88, passed away on April 1, 1988. Swihart was born in Goshen to the late William and Barbara Johnston Cookson and was a homemaker. Her husband Jack S. died in 1947. She resided in Canton before moving to Goshen, in 1968 to care for her grandchildren following the death of her daughter Betty Krocker. Betty’s husband Louis had passed away from a heart attack approximately 1 year previously. The grandchildren are Nadine Badertscher (now deceased), Dan (Diane) Krocker, of Navarre, Becky (Don) Shrewsberry, of Springfield, Ohio and Helen (Steve) Whiting, of California. She was buried at Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.
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!”