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events have happened in Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois,
and remarkable people have lived there. These are stories
gathered about people and events from 1835 through World War
by Robert Bike
The Bible mentions about 232 plants by name, or closely enough to figure out what plant is meant. Of these, 24 are aromatic plants; that is, parts of the plants can be pressed or distilled to get an essential oil. Essential oils are the lifeblood of plants and have tremendous healing capabilities.
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Festus W. Cleveland became a minister in Oak Park and later Chicago.
Hay married Mr. Reddington and studied music in Paris, France. She later
lived in San Francisco.
Lowman married Mr. Wilson, and moved to Chicago.
Agnes Newcomer married Mr. Barnum, and lived in Lena and later Estherville, Iowa.
E. Pattison, with her sister Jennie became proprietor of a book store
in Freeport. She later moved to Los Angeles.
Jennie Pattison married Mr. Kryder, and became a proprietor of a book store in Freeport with her sister Mary. She later moved to Los Angeles.
Malvina Upp married Mr. Fox, and lived in Freeport.
The Soldier's monument at the southwest corner of the courthouse block was designed & erected in 1869. General Smith D. Atkins of Freeport designed the monument to be made of Joliet marble 12' by 12' at its base, 83 feet high, with at 13' bronze statue of Victory at the top, making the monument 96' high. Life-sized bronze soldiers were to be placed on the four corners of the lower base, representing the four arms of the service, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Navy. Adolph Beodiker prepared the foundation; Elias Perkins laid the Joliet stone, and the Chicago Terra Cotta Company's Sig. Giovanni Meli designed and cast Victory & the four soldiers.
The names of the Stephenson County soldiers who died in the Civil War were cut into the marble base. Later, names of all who served were added.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.