- Age: 50
- Interview Date: 1/14/1981
- Interviewer: Judith Haynes, University of Illinois at Springfield
- Interview Length: 42 minutes Sit Down Interview
- County: Menard
- Weldon Gerdes and his son Gary live in rural Petersburg, overlooking the Sangamon River. Weldon and Gary discuss living and farming along the Sangamon River and the benefits as well aggravations.