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, 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

"The Michelin Tire Company: The American Adventure"

Hello All,

I found a really cool pdf on . 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.


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


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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