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][3] Other sources are less specific and say simply that the street was named for the Miltenberger family[4][5] or a large landowner.[6]

A member of the Miltenberger family, Emily Miltenberger, married James S. Craft,[4][3] for whom are named Craft Avenue and the borough of Crafton (and hence Crafton Boulevard).[4]

See also

  • Montour Way, originally named Miltenberger's Alley for George Miltenberger


  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, sec. 5, p. 2. 85762040. [view source]fleming-reisville
  3. 3.0 3.1 Annie Clark Miller. Chronicles of Families, Houses and Estates of Pittsburgh and Its Environs, pp. 31–32. Pittsburgh, 1927. Google Books ulkLyD9MkygC; Internet Archive chroniclesoffami00mill. [view source]miller-chronicles
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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
  5. 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, sec. 5, p. 2. 85906737. [view source]fleming-history-told
  6. "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