Editor’s Note: As you will note in this article, the name of the road is spelled both “Mitthoeffer” and “Mitthoefer.” The correct spelling is explained in an earlier article – HI Mailbag: Mitthoeffer Road and German Church Road
Location: Warren Township
John H. Mithoefer, early landowner
Mitthoeffer was also called Flowing Well Road. From 1885 prospectors who were digging for natural gas but found an artesian well around the corner of the present-day Mitthoeffer and 10th streets.
The street was named after an early landowner John Henry Mithoefer. He was born around 1826 in Hanover-Saxony Germany. He and his wife Henrietta were the parents of several children, many of whom continued to live in the area.
Photos courtesy of Ryan Hamlett.