Oral Histories

The Grayslake Historical Society has an extensive oral history collection. The collection was started in 1983 by Society member Louise Deichman, who received an award for the project. The collection is an on-going project and includes interviews of the following people:

A to C:

Vivian Acker, Betty Anderson, Edward Anderson, Leona Wightman Alkofer, Bess Craft Bauman, Herman Behm, Chester “Bud” Behning, Margaret Behning, Alex Billings, Eva Brandstetter, Fanny Brandstetter, Irving Brandstetter, Emma Hucker Burge, Harold Burge, Ld and Florence Kreuser Carlson, Pauline Chard, Warren Chard, George Churchill, Helga Churchill, Ella Clark, Louise Clark, Ray Clark, Arnold Clausen, Evelyn Pester Clausen, Charles and Marion Clow, Richard Cole, H. A. “Hub” Collins, Chet Cozy, Ursula Cozy, Catharine Crittenden, Henry Cunningham

D to F:
Dagmar Davis, Eugene Davis, Jim Davis, Dorothy DeGraff, Louise Deichman, Marie DeMeyer, Leo DeMeyer, Roland DeZurik, Jean Rockenbach Donahue, Mrs. Dorfler, Ann Cunningham Dromey, Wesley Druce, Robert Dunn, John Epstein, Ernest Ericksen, Margaret Vassau Ericksen, Rose Horenberger Everett, Lelia McMillen Faulkner, Evie Ferguson, Owen Ferguson, Clifford Frazier, Muriel Frear, Bertha Doolittle Fraatz

G to K:
Norman Geary, Marilyn Hook Geary, Ed Hall Jr., Edgar Harris, William Franklin Hendee, Phil Hildebrandt, Everette Hook, Florence Hook, Kathryn Hook, Margaret VanZandt Hook, Eleanor Behning Horton, Everette Hucker, Maud Kellogg, Charles Frederick Kerry, Melva Kerry, ”Hap” Kordt, Lorraine Kordt, Jean Korell, Keith Korell, Walter Krumrey, Theresa Kreuser, Alma Kuebker, Charles Kuebker

L to P:
Bernice Lawrence, Evan Lawrence, Jerome Lenzen, John Longabaugh, Charles Lucas, Mary Jane Lucas, Harry Lusk, Leila Frazier Lynn, Mary Cunningham McDonald, Jim McMillen, Roy and Lynette McNeill, Winnie Manuel, Art Meyer, Hilda Meyer, Jacqueline Murrie, John “Bud” Murrie, Alta Neville, Ray Nicholas, Willadene Nicholas, Robert Notson, Martha Harris Norton, William Christopher “Buck” Norton, Chan Parker, Marion Doolittle Parker, Jake Pech, Clarence Perry, Flo Perry, Vi Pester, W.C. Petty

R to S:
Esther Radke, Carlyle Rasmussen, Marjorie Rockenbach Rasmussen, Myra Fisher Reimers, Charlotte Kuebker Renehan, Lionel Richardson, Margaret Richardson, Bessie Wallace Ritta, Cornelia Roberts, Eleanor VanZandt Roberts, Lillian Rockenbach, Rodney Rockenbach, Lawrence Harden Rouse, Carl Rowan, Ruth Carfield Rowan, Edwin Schroeder, Esther Schroeder, Aura Battershall Shaffer, Joseph Sikes, Blanche Caldwell Stickels, Russell Stickels, David Strang, Pat Strang

T to Z:
Genevieve Thomson, George Thomson, Frank Track, Evelyn Turner, Joseph Turner, Harold Vassau, Cornelius Wagner, Martha Wagner, Emily Wasilouski, Beulah Waters, Mary Ann Dorfler Wells, Phil Wells, Hazel White, Thyra Wicks, Elwyn Wightman, George Wirtz, Charles William Wray, Irene Wray, Ed Wunderle