Milltown History

Members welcome at the Milltown Historical Society!

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!


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Blog Posts

Kuhlthau family genealogy in photo collection

Many visitors to this website have a connection to the family of Philip Kuhlthau, the first of the German farmers from Oberzell, Germany to emigrate to Milltown. If you, you may be interested in some photographs of people who could possibly be your ancestors, and who might even be you!

Posted by Barbara Wright on December 15, 2014 at 6:14pm


Does anyone remember Bud Haefner's barbershop? 2 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 Barbara Wright Apr 11.

July 4th Parade 1 Reply

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 Sep 17, 2013.

Vanderbilt Coles Schlatter House circa 1735

I'd be interested in reading any information concerning the above historic yellow house that the Milltown Historical Society or it's members might have.Continue

Started by Bradley James Arthur Mar 12, 2012.


I just joined the Milltown Historical web site.  Graduated from Joyce Kilmer in 1965.  Anybody out there that may know or remember me?  I am mostly interested in the history of Michelin Tire Co which I collect a lot of.  If anyone cares to write…Continue

Started by Peter Stricker Feb 26, 2012.



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Profile Iconjosette jouas and Kenneth Steeber Sr. joined Milltown History
Jul 21
Barbara Wright replied to Frederick (Rick) E. Remlinger's discussion Does anyone remember Bud Haefner's barbershop?
"Patti Pellichero, Bud's daughter, told me a funny story that she was "kidnapped" while visiting her Dad's  shop, when a fire whistle blew, and she was taken to the fire, or fire house with the firemen."
Apr 11
Barbara Wright commented on Barbara Wright's album

Elke and Jurgen visit from Oberzell, Germany

"On April, 11, 2015, Elke and Jurgen visited their Schmidt and Smith cousins in New Jersey. The family chose to visit the Milltown Historical Society, where many objects and displays featured names an relatives of theirs from Oberzell, Germany."
Apr 11
Barbara Wright posted photos
Apr 11

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