Milltown History

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Join the Milltown History website to learn about Milltown history, or if you want to share by posting stories, discussions and photographs.

Milltown History

The Historical Society is always looking for new members who have an interest in Milltown history.For more information contact Society President Kathy Heilman at 732-227-1480 or Barbara Wright@732 828-0822.

Local History Links

Here are some interesting websites that will help you learn more about Milltown and other central New Jersey history. If you know of other interesting sites, or if you encounter a broken link here please send a message to webmaster Barbara Wright. Thanks!


Blog Posts

Join us for our first Holiday Festival and Concert

Please let me know if you will be able to volunteer for this event!

Posted by Barbara Wright on November 19, 2018 at 9:26am

Milltown's Family Tree

Several of us have recently been searching, building our Milltown and extended family trees.

These trees are searchable on the site. A post I put up on the Remembering Milltown Facebook page showed that there is even greater interest in finding the family histories of many individuals, either residing in, or from Milltown.

These are the trees that we have worked on. If you would like help and advice on looking up your own Milltown-related family tree, please reach out to Barbara Wright at or Rich Jacques at

  • Kuhlthau- over 1400 people. Researched by Richard Jacques
  • Schlosser-
  • Crabiel-
  • Funk-
  • Billings-
  • Schwendeman

We would love to be able to format the trees to be searchable on this site, and more information will be coming.

Posted by Barbara Wright on September 19, 2017 at 4:51pm

Box of pictures

I was given a box of old photographs that I believe are of Grace Junker Regnault and her family. No names are written on any photos, but they were in the trash at her home on Chestnut St. as her home was being cleaned out after her death at age 101. Grace was the child of Catherine Heyl Junker and William Junker of Church St. Milltown. Her family were parishioners of St Paul's church. 

I will scan and post the pictures on this website, but if you are a relative or descendant of Grace and would like the originals, they should rightfully be yours. 

Posted by Barbara Wright on July 17, 2017 at 10:40am

ford ave: questions!

Hi everyone, i just have a few questions for some residents who might have some information on ford ave and the michelin complex. if you know any of the answers, please comment or email me at

1) When was the building on the corner of main street and ford ave torn down? Its the building that used to stand on where the Knight's sell christmas trees. I can never find it in any pictures online, or anywhere for that matter...

2) Does anyone have any pictures of the insides of the buildings when any business was in there? I know it's doubtful, but I'm super interested in seeing the complex.

3)Does anyone have any Bibendum statues in their homes still? I read about how much of Milltown did while Michelin was here.



Posted by will bradford on December 4, 2016 at 4:30pm


Does anyone remember Bud Haefner's barbershop? 3 Replies

I would be interested in seeing old photos, hearing memories of Bud Haefners barbershop.I have many memories of going there in the 1960's Chicopee era. Bud and Charlie were a regular trip into town for me coming from Hardenburglane in the RFD rural…Continue

Started by Frederick (Rick) E. Remlinger. Last reply by Barry Pavelec Aug 10.

poems set in Milltown 5 Replies

Hello, allI have a special interest in the life and circumstances of those who worked in the Michelin plant c. 1916–1921 or longer, when my grandfather Joseph Noguere did, as well as my then-teenage great-aunts and uncles. My grandparents had…Continue

Started by Suzanne Noguere. Last reply by Marie-Hélène KERNEUR Feb 27.

Michelin Factory Manager 5 Replies

A few weeks ago in Paris I met a woman who says her grandfather, Jules Hauvette, was the manager of the Michelin Tire Factory and known as "Mr. Michelin.  She would love to find out any thing she could about his time with Michelin so hope someone…Continue

Started by Barbara Eggermann. Last reply by Pau Medrano Bigas Apr 6, 2017.

July 4th Parade 2 Replies

Does anyone have any history on the fourth of July parade?  What was the first year it took place?Continue

Started by Regina Williams. Last reply by Barbara Wright Apr 8, 2016.



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Ken Renoux and Barry Pavelec are now friends
Dec 3
Ken Renoux left a comment for Barry Pavelec
"I was born in 1952 in Lewiston Maine we lived in Maine util 1967 and then lived in Gorham NH ..My father John died at the age of 93 a few years ago ...My mother is 91 and lives in an assisted living facility down the street from our Tampa Bay Home…"
Dec 3
Barry Pavelec left a comment for Ken Renoux
"Ken, Your grandmother and my family were friends.  In fact she gave them a wedding gift back in 1937 which I still have hanging on my bedroom wall.  Before he married my mother, my father had a dispute with his family that saw him leave…"
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"Hi Melanie, We are holding a Milltown History Festival and Concert on December 15 at the Milltown Senior Center, and want to invite you to come and share your research with the public! Hope all is well, and your Gold Award is all finished by…"
Nov 27

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