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!


Birthdays Tomorrow


Blog Posts

The Michelin buildings are coming down!

More iconic Milltown buildings are being demolished. How do you feel about this? Feel free to comment and chat on this site. And add pictures!!!

If you want to see the smokestack and water tower preserved, please sign this petition petition

Posted by Barbara Wright on August 26, 2016 at 11:05pm

JVSelover saves victims in ice -- 1924

On Feb. 17,1924 my Dad was ice skating at Lawrence brook when he observed a number of people had fallen through the ice. He immediately set out to save as many of them as he could.

Following is a news clipping of the event


A year later he received the Ralston Hero medal for his efforts. Following is a copy of the newspaper article recording the events.


I found a copy of a letter that my Dad sent to the New York Evening Journal in 1935 regarding the event for which he received the Ralston Purina Hero award. My Dad had never really talked to me about his heroism, but I recall seeing the medal he had received from Ralston Purina. I have been unable to find the medal amongst my mother’s collections. I emailed Ralston Purina to see if they have any information in their files, but learned that the old files were no longer archived.


Following is a copy the letter Dad…


Posted by James Selover on January 30, 2016 at 3:52pm — 1 Comment


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.

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.


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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Claire Becker Hills is now a member of Milltown History
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"The man with no arms was John Foxx (Fuchs) the father of Caroline Magdalena Fuchs, wife of William Henry Kuhlthau, mother of Anna Elise Kuhlthau the wife pf Joseph Arthur Dickenson and mother of Robert K Dickenson, your father.  Your cousin,…"
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