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

Mitthoeffer Rd.
Location:  Warren Township
John H. Mithoefer, early landowner

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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.

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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.

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Photos courtesy of Ryan Hamlett.