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 Barbara Wright at 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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The History of St. Paul's Church

St Paul's Church congregation began when a small group of Milltown residents began borrowing the Methodist Church to hold their own services around 1860. This group was pastorless, but relied on the services of Reverend C. Bank of The Reformed Church of New Brunswick.

They built a wooden framed building in 1873 that they named St. Paul's Church, and united their group with the German Reformed Church of the United States. The first pastor, hired in 1875,  was Reverend G.B. Shick. The original wooden church stood until 1956, and was moved off of Main St and onto Lakewood to as Fellowship Hall when the current stone church was built in 1923. From Gary Conger, "Our granddaughters are 6th generation members of St. Paul’s Church. My grandparents Marie and Willard Garretson were the first couple married in the new (current)…

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Posted by Barbara Wright on July 1, 2020 at 12:00am

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Raritan River Railroad Station- Milltown NJ

The Raritan River Rail Road was begun in Sayreville, New Jersey in 1888 and by 1890 connected South Amboy to New Brunswick, serving the freight and passenger needs of the area. About 100 years ago a new passenger station was built in Milltown at the railroads crossing of Washington Avenue. This use came to an end in 1938 with the discontinuance of passenger service on the line. The station was then raised to boxcar unloading height and moved east along a new siding to serve as a freight station.

The station sat mostly dormant since the absorption of the Raritan River Rail Road into Conrail in April 1980. Shortly thereafter, Conrail removed the siding and sold the station to the adjacent property owner and it was briefly used for storage. Most of the original interior of the…

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Posted by Barbara Wright on February 19, 2020 at 10:00am

Holiday Festival and Concert







FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MILLTOWN, NJ

SECOND ANNUAL MILLTOWN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AND CONCERT

Presented by the Milltown Historical Society





On Saturday, December 14th, the Milltown Historical Society will be presenting the second annual Milltown Holiday Festival and Concert. Held at the American Legion, Joyce Kilmer Post 25 at 4 JFK Drive in Milltown, proceeds from the event will be used to preserve and maintain the historical museum in town as well as acquisition and restoration of Milltown antiquities. It is the Historical Society’s main fundraising event for the year. 

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and children under 12 are free when…

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Posted by Barbara Wright on November 27, 2019 at 10:42am

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Toths candy store

Does anyone remember Mrs.Toths candy store at the corner of clay and church street.  Across the street was Freds meat market, and on the other corner Ray Kimbers clothing store? Us kids used to throw our pennies on the counter for Mrs Toth to count.…Continue

Started by alan lefave Jan 3.

Milltown historic preservation committee 3 Replies

To all who care,It has come to my attention that there are laws on the books in Milltown borough which require not only a historic preservation committee but also an official historian. To my knowledge neither is active or exists. However, one…Continue

Started by Randy Ruth. Last reply by Randy Ruth Nov 7, 2019.

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, 2018.

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, 2018.

 
 
 

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The History of St. Paul's Church

St Paul's Church congregation began when a small group of Milltown residents began borrowing the Methodist Church to hold their own services around 1860. This group was pastorless, but relied on the services of Reverend C. Bank of The Reformed Church of New Brunswick.They built a wooden framed building in 1873 that they named St. Paul's Church, and united their group with the…See More
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Elsie Hilger outside of Wilson Ave home

"Thanks Barbara. About 1934. Mom came through Ellis Island , from Pormitz, Germany. Lived in the Bronx , then to Milltown."
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