List of Interviewees

Age Interviewsort icon County
George Howe 80s Male 1950s Piatt Farmer and banker born in 1870 recalls farming in late 1800s
Bert Aikman 90s Male 1970s Montgomery Farmer and railroad man recalls childhood in late 1800s
Ewell Brauer 60s Male 1970s Cass Farmer recalls changes in farming methods in the 1900s
Evans Cantrall 80s Male 1970s Sangamon Farmer recalls rural life in the late 1800s and early 1900s
Frances Culver 80s Female 1970s Whiteside Farm wife recalls growing up near Mississippi River
Walter Culver 80s Male 1970s Menard Farmer discusses mechanization and other changes in the 1900s
Mrs. Leland Hall 70s Female 1970s Menard Recalls childhood in Kentucky and Illinois
Gray Herndon 80s Male 1970s Sangamon Springfield lawyer recalls childhood on the farm
Margaret Honey 90s Female 1970s Sangamon Farm wife recalls Great Depression and two world wars
Lucile Daniels Kirby 80s Female 1970s Menard Recalls women's roles on farm in early 1900s
James N. Price 60s Male 1970s Lawrence Farmer and oilfield worker recalls family dairy farm
Anna M. Williams 80s Female 1970s Menard Recalls life on family farms in the early 1900s
George Marr 70s Male 1970s Sangamon Moved from Kentucky to Illinois to launch farming career
Ruth Brasell 80s Female 1970s Cass Farm wife and teacher in one-room schoolhouse
George Cline 90s Male 1970s Cass Farmer discusses farm mechanism in late 1800s-early 1900s
Arthur Clough 70s Male 1970s Montgomery Farmer recalls farm life in early 1900s
Eva Clough 80s Female 1970s Montgomery Farm wife lived on farms without electricity, water, or phone
Archibald Dunn 80s Male 1970s Cass Farmer recalls changes in farm technology from early 1900s
William Hubbard 70s Male 1970s Sangamon Discusses African-American farm life in early 1900s
John Keith 80s Male 1970s Montgomery Farmer discusses farming methods of the early 1900s
Carrie Maurer 80s Female 1970s Cass Farm wife recalls home life, Great Depression, World War II
Alice Martin 80s Female 1970s Sangamon Recalls childhood on farm, rural education, and 1908 race riot
Winfred Mills 70s Male 1970s Sangamon Farmer discusses rural life and career with Pioneer Seed Company
John Moore 80s Male 1970s Sangamon Farmer who ran his farm operation from the age of 13
Hal Ringland 70s Male 1970s Mason Farmer discusses famr life in the early-mid 1900s
Jack Sarff 60s Male 1970s Mason Farmer recalls hard times during the Depression and World War II
Jeanette Sayre 60s Female 1970s Menard Farm wife recalls homemade foods and family life
Charles Shuman 60s Male 1970s Moultrie President of American Farm Bureau Federation (1954-1971)
Rolland Stone 70s Male 1970s Sangamon Stone Seed Company evolved from seed-corn trials in 1920s
Robert A. Taylor 90s Male 1970s Cass Farmer born on family farm in 1882
William Wertheim 80s Male 1970s Sangamon Small-town butcher and cattle dealer in Athens, Illinois
Marie Burch 80s Female 1980s Sangamon Farmer discusses her childhood and farm life in early 1900s
Marie South Williams 90s Female 1980s Sangamon Recalls family and farm life in southern Illinois, early 1900s
Karl Boekenhauer 70s Male 1980s DeKalb Farmed until the 1950s, then became a feed salesman
Bev Kuhn 30s Female 1980s DeKalb Born on farm in Australia, farms with husband near DeKalb
Jack Kuhn 40s Male 1980s DuPage Born on a dairy farm, farms with wife, sons, and brother
Evelyn Lanan 60s Female 1980s DeKalb Farm wife who retired from teaching after her marriage
Martha Gommel 60s Female 1980s DeKalb Farm wife discusses changes in farming
Bill Gommel 70s Male 1980s DeKalb Farmer discusses changes in farming since World War II
Howard Lanan 70s Male 1980s DeKalb Operates farm established by his grandfather
Orrin Pauling 70s Male 1980s DeKalb Farmer discusses impacts of Great Depression and World War II
Ruth Pauling 60s Female 1980s DeKalb Farmer wife discusses education and farm organization
Judy Stark 40s Female 1980s DeKalb Farm wife discusses farming tradition in the Stark family
Mary Stark 70s Female 1980s Kane Farm wife discusses butchering, holidays, and selling eggs
Luke Bridger 70s Male 1980s DeKalb Began farming in 1931, built large operation (>1000 acres)
Bill Clausen 60s Male 1980s DeKalb Operates farm established by his grandfather
Milton Lambert 60s Male 1980s DeKalb Farmer discusses increased reliance on cash crops in 1900s
Barb Male 40s Female 1980s DeKalb Farm wife discusses changes in farming
Don (Anonymous) Male 1980s DeKalb Recalls childhood on farm and resurrection of defunct farm
Joanne (Anonymous) Female 1980s La Salle Farm wife raised on farm but worked outside the home