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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,…

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Added by Barbara Wright on September 19, 2017 at 4:51pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Barbara Wright on July 17, 2017 at 10:40am — No Comments

"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

Added 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!

Added by Barbara Wright on November 27, 2016 at 5:38pm — No Comments

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 …

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Added by Barbara Wright on August 26, 2016 at 11:05pm — No Comments

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…

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

Do you have memories of Doby's Sub Shop, Doby's Deli or of the bowling alley on Broad St? a Post by Barbara Dobrzynski Justice

 My grandfather, Michael Stankowicz moved from NYC to Milltown to open Stank,s grocery store. This was around 1916. He brought his wife and three children, my Mother Victoria Dobrzynsi being a baby at the time. this store was on the corner of South and Broad Street. He prospered and then opened the first Bowling Alley in tHe area. 4 lanes. Grandpa ran this for years. Another child came to the family, a boy Al Stankowicz. Al grew up went to war with the Army came home and continued to…

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Added by Barbara Wright on January 30, 2016 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

Milltown Historical Society Monthly Meetings

You are welcome to join us at the Milltown Historical Society Annex building on the third Tuesday of this and every month beginning at 6:30 pm.

Added by Barbara Wright on December 30, 2015 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Open House Saturday December 5

Milltown's 7th grade Girl Scout Cadette Troop will host their third MHS Museum Open House this Saturday between 1PM and 3PM. They will be serving cookies and cider and helping children make old fashioned craft projects. Make visiting the Milltown Historical Society Museum part of your holiday tradition! 

For Information, call 732 828-0822

Added by Barbara Wright on December 3, 2015 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Train Show Sat, Nov 14th and Sun, Nov 15!

FUN FAMILY event

Mark your calendars!

Come see Toy Trains and Raritan River Railroad Artifacts

Saturday, November 14 (11-5)

Sunday, November 15 (11-4)

 

  • Ø Spectacular Winter Wonderland with Operating Toy Train Layouts
  • Ø Santa Handing out Treats (bring your camera)
  • Ø Raritan River…
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Added by Kathy Heilman on October 22, 2015 at 10:47am — No Comments

Hello from France!

A new member of this site writes :

I am documentalist for tv and cinema and I AM WORKING ON A DOUCiMENTARY FILM on the immigration of the people of gourin ( bretagne, france) in the usa and who had worked to michelin milltown factory at the beginning at the beginiing of the XX century
What is your interest in Milltown history?
For this movie, I am searching photos of the michelin factory from 1900 to 1929 :

workers who are working…
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Added by Barbara Wright on September 1, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Milltown Floods

I know that Milltown flooded under Hurricane Irene. Does anyone have any OTHER stories of Milltown floods (20thC or 19thc)? Any early photos of the floods? I would be interested, or if I can be steered in that direction. Thank You

Added by Frederick (Rick) E. Remlinger on March 2, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments

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!

Added by Barbara Wright on December 15, 2014 at 6:14pm — 3 Comments

Holiday Open House

Come visit the Milltown Historical Society this Saturday, and you will learn how our earliest residents decorated and celebrated winter holidays. Have you ever heard of a goose feather Christmas tree? Originally from Germany, these were the first artificial Christmas trees. We have a beautiful white feather tree in our annex building. Come see it and hear the whole history!

There are hundreds of stories at the Milltown Historical Society and we'd love to share some with you.

We…

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Added by Barbara Wright on December 3, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Girl Scout Open House

Girl Scout Troop 80273 is hosting an open house on Sunday May 18 from 12 noon until  3 pm. 

Enjoy the hospitality of our Junior Girl Scouts as they describe life from mid 19th century until mid 20th century, and other fascinating history of Milltown. 

We will be serving lemonade and cookies as an added treat for visiting!

Added by Barbara Wright on May 12, 2014 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Welcome Facebook Friends

 Many new members have signed on to this website in recent weeks, echoing the great rush of activity on Brian Harto's Facebook group, "Remembering Milltown".

Please feel free to make this site your own. You may write blog posts, upload your pictures of Milltown and comment on other's photos, and share memories. Take a few moments to browse the photos that others have already shared, and read the Milltown History links if they interest you.

And if Milltown History is a passion…

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Added by Barbara Wright on January 30, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments

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Added by Barbara Wright on April 26, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Come to Our Open House!

Visitors to the Milltown Museums frequently remark that they always wanted to visit, and that they are so glad they finally took the opportunity to go. Whether that is the case with you, if you have visited before, or if this your first time even noticing our old house near the fire house, we have some great new displays for you to see.



Along with the general store/post office, the old time school and Michellin displays, we feature in our parlor and kitchen the furnishings and…

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Added by Barbara Wright on April 18, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Sentinel Article about Train Show

Historical society’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ part of efforts to relocate train station
BY JAMES McEVOY
Staff Writer

The model…

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Added by Barbara Wright on December 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Train Show Rescheduled

The Milltown Historical Society is partnering with the members of Raritan River Railroad group to host a model train (and more!) show at the Milltown Senior Citizens building on December 8 and 9, 2012 on Violet Terrace in Milltown. Look for more details to come!

Added by Barbara Wright on November 30, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments

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