Miltenberger Street

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Origin of name George Miltenberger

Miltenberger Street is named for George Miltenberger, whose country home was at that location.[1][2] Other sources are less specific and say simply that the street was named for the Miltenberger family[3][4] or a large landowner.[5]

A member of the Miltenberger family, Emily Miltenberger, married James S. Craft, for whom are named Craft Avenue and the borough of Crafton (and hence Crafton Boulevard).[3]


  1. William G. Johnston. Life and Reminiscences from Birth to Manhood of Wm. G. Johnston, p. 296. Knickerbocker Press, New York, 1901. Google Books N-QEAAAAYAAJ; Historic Pittsburgh 00adj9508m; Internet Archive lifereminiscence00john. [view source]johnston
  2. George T. Fleming. "Reisville now forgotten name: Once thriving suburb called after a pioneer has long been incorporated into City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Dec. 19, 1915, fifth section, p. 2. 85762040. [view source]fleming-reisville
  3. 3.0 3.1 J. M. Miller. "The Crafts and Crafton: Interesting story of an old Pittsburgh family and the borough it founded." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Nov. 16, 1913, fourth section, p. 7. 85622421. [view source]crafts-and-crafton
  4. George T. Fleming. "History told in Pittsburgh street names: Some commemorative designations have been lost, but others are still in use to recall the story of their selection: Haphazard municipal nomenclature." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Nov. 29, 1914, fifth section, p. 2. 85906737. [view source]fleming-history-told
  5. "Signs for streets: With the names in big letters, to be placed at every corner: Following the Paris style: An attempt to label the city that proved a sad failure: How some streets were named." Pittsburg Dispatch, Aug. 10, 1892, p. 2. 76578361. [view source]signs-for-streets