Lawrence Schuetz

Interview Date: June 10, 1986
Interview Location: Narrator’s home, 6037 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove
Interviewer: Yvonne Ryden
Duration: 38 minutes


Lawrence Schuetz has been living in the family home for sixty-five years. The house was built on land that had been owned by the Haupt family. Lawrence’s father had bought the two-acre site from the Leo Haupt estate.

Lawrence tells several interesting anecdotes about his childhood. He also mentions other aspects of life in Morton Grove. During World War II, Lawrence reached the rank of captain in the United States Army, and he served overseas for nearly two years. After his war service, he joined the family business in Morton Grove.