I found this recipe in my grandma's recipe collection. This recipe is from a magazine clipping from the 1940s. This would be a good recipe to convert to a slow-cooker.
Remove a portion of the meat from the soup bone and dice. Brown diced meat in oil.
Place browned meat, soup bone, and seasonings in large soup pot; cover with cold water.
Cover and heat to boiling. Then simmer for 2 1/2 hours-until meat is tender.
Skim off fat. Add vegetables and cook until vegetables are tender.