- Age: 75
- Interview Date: 5/15/2008
- Interviewer: Michael Maniscalco, Illinois State Museum
- Interview Length: 60 minutes Sit-Down Interview, 19 minutes Walk-and-Talk Interview
- County: Cass
- Ellis is a beekeeper who lives on a small family farm in Arenzville. He raises bees for honey production and pollination services, and sells several different varieties of honey at a Farmer’s Market in Springfield.