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  • Thomas Parke (1721 - bef.1766)
    Thomas Parke was a well-to-do citizen of Dover, Delaware, a hat-maker by trade and sheriff of Kent County,, 1758-1760.
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    Christian Frederick Borhek (1776 - 1828)
    Christian Frederick Borhek The Find a Grave of his first wife refers to him as a hatter. Born in Bethlehem. His first wife, Catharine Kindig, bore him one son; his second wife, Mary Luckenbach, six...
  • Betty A. Witwer (1932 - 2019)
    Betty A. Witwer (Ochs), February 20, 1932 – January 24, 2019 Betty A. Witwer, 86, of Lancaster, formerly of Ephrata, died Thursday, January 24, 2019. Born in Reinholds, she was a daughter of Ralph H. ...
  • George C. Curry (1851 - d.)
    George married Mary on August 13, 1895, in Camden New Jersey. In the 1910 census, George was a boarder on 7th street in Harrisburg. The census indicates this was his 2nd marriage and he was married for...
  • Joseph Henry Sater, I (1753 - 1833)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via brother George Sater by SmartCopy : Jul 24 2015, 15:42:46 UTC


Hatmaking is the manufacture of hats and headwear. Millinery is the designing and manufacture of hats. A millinery shop is a store that sells those goods.

A milliner or hatter designs, makes, trims, or sells hats.

Millinery is sold to women, men and children, though some definitions limit the term to women's hats.[1] Historically, milliners, typically female shopkeepers, produced or imported an inventory of garments for men, women, and children, including hats, shirts, cloaks, shifts, caps, neckerchiefs, and undergarments, and sold these garments in their millinery shop.

More recently, the term milliner has evolved to describe a person who designs, makes, sells or trims hats primarily for a female clientele.

The origin of the term is probably the Middle English milener, meaning an inhabitant of the city of Milan or one who deals in items from Milan,[2] known for its fashion and clothing.