Milltown History

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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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Milltown's Family Tree

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

These trees are searchable on the Ancestry.com 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 bwright@milltownps.org or Rich Jacques at bransonil@aol.com.

  • 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

"The Michelin Tire Company: The American Adventure"

Hello All,

I found a really cool pdf on keepmilltownhistoric.org . It goes super in depth into Michelin's stay in Milltown, as well as their other branches in America in the early 21st century If you dig, you can find some really cool information.

Will

http://www.keepmilltownhistoric.org/Ford%20Ave%20Story.pdf

Posted by will bradford on November 27, 2016 at 6:34pm — 4 Comments

Pictures of a changing Ford Ave.

Readers, as you probably know, the Michelin plants on Ford Avenue in Milltown are being razed. Please share any pictures you have of the old or new Ford Ave here, so we can keep a record of the site.

Thanks!

Posted by Barbara Wright on November 27, 2016 at 5:38pm

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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.

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.

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, 2015.

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.

 
 
 

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