Irene Stellar

Interview Date: August 31, 1989
Interview Location: Haupt-Yehl Historical House
Interviewer: Yvonne Ryden
Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes


Irene Stellar is a descendant of two families, both of which settled in Morton Grove in 1842. Her father was Fred Huscher, son of Frederick Huscher, the first of five generations in Morton Grove bearing that name. Her mother was Clara Haupt, youngest child of Nicholas Haupt. Irene relates the activities and celebrations of her loving family.

Irene tells about the homes that lines Dempster Street near Austin Avenue. She also reminisces about Morton Grove Public School and Niles Center High School in the mid-30s.

Irene has been an active member of the Morton Grove Historical Society serving in many capacities. She is a Past President of the Women’s Auxiliary of V. F. W. Post 3854 and continues to volunteer many hours there.