Christine Sesterhenn

Interview Date: May 15, 1978
Interview Location: Narrator’s home, located at 6027 Crain, Morton Grove
Interviewer: Denise Rossmann Christopoulos
Duration: 1 hour


Christine Sesterhenn’s maiden name was Schladt, and she married into the Sesterhenn family. These were two of the oldest German farming families in the area. Mrs. Sesterhenn tells of everyday life growing up on a farm and being a part of a large family.

Since her mother died at an early age, Christine took on the added responsibility of washing, cooking, cleaning, and caring for her ten brothers. She discusses schooling, church, and recreational activities as well.