Members welcome at the Milltown Historical Society!
Started Dec 20, 2009
Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Wright May 14, 2008.
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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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…Continue
Posted on November 27, 2019 at 10:42am
Professor Pau Merano-Bigas from the University of Barcelona in Spain has published his thesis, and it is available on the University's website as a series of PDF files.
The document has been fully translated into English, and tells the story of the rubber industry in Milltown, the Michelin company's venture in manufacturing in Milltown, and the impact of that business on the town. Professor Medrano-Bigas' academic focus is on print advertising, and he covers that topic in great depth,…Continue
Posted on January 28, 2019 at 9:11pm — 1 Comment
Hi Barbara ,
Thank you for your welcome.
All my relatives had left Milltown by 1930.
Here are a few details( I don't know if they are of any interest to you.)
Vincent Fichant the eldest did not return from WWI. Killed 11/23/1914. I presume he was in the first group that left Milltown : New Brunswick Times :8/3/1914 and 8/4/14.
His wife and two children had stayed in France.
Two members of the family appear on well-known photos you have in the museum :
Their brother-in-law Joseph Duigou who had joined the ' French Veterans of Middlesex County' (on the photo : first row, extreme left) died of asphyxiation 2/19/22. (St Peter's Hospital N/Brunswick)
He's also on the Michelin Band photo: squatting, left of the big drum.
Another name on the Michelin Band photo: Louis Fichen ( Fichant misspelt !) squatting right of the big drum .He lived at 144 Riva Avenue .
They had both learned to play the bugle in the Army.
Have you got any information on the 1919 strike ? NYT archives 9/10/1919; 9/11/1919
Is your friend Debbie into Genealogy? Does she still live in the area? Her Grandfather is probably Morris Schork. I know his family was big.
I didn't get a chance to write about my Schork Genealogy on my profile page. I just wrote about the Rupps. I will add more when I get a chance. Thanks.
Dear Barbara, thanks for the welcome message!
It will be a pleasure to share my own research on Michelin early years with you and the MHS members.
Note that my written english is horrible, but I will try to make me understand in the best way possible.
Best wishes from mediterranean Barcelona. Sincerely, Pau
Hello Barbara, My name is Peter Stricker and I grew up in Milltown and attended Joyce Kilmer graduating in 1965. My mom still lives in Milltown and my grandparents passed away several years ago. I am very interested in Michelin Tire Co. history which I collect a lot of. I remember growing up in Milltown and wish kids today had a childhood like we all had back then. Now it is stay in the house and play with the computer and never getting to know people and just plain having kid fun. I signed up on the historical web page. Thanks for all this work you do......Peter
Thanks for the welcome, Barbara. I lived on West Church St and had a good friend...Jeff Lins...who lived on Clay St...the number 49 jumps to mind although I'm not sure that's correct. He lived a few doors up from Metz (?) grocery store on the corner of Clay and West Church St.. Carl
Hi Barbara! I'm thrilled you are running this website. I have pictures of my family and the Fireman's band that I will post. I went to Germany this summer to meet cousins with whom I corresponded via email. We found each other through the website of our great-grandfather's hometown! Websites like these are such a rich and valuable resource!
I would like to send my German cousins a copy of the latest Milltown history book. How can I get additional copies? I have been able to purchase copies of the first Milltown book through ebay. Thanks!
Is the old Firehouse coming Down on Main Street? The Sentinel article states the new firehouse will be on the old firehouse site?
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