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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.
healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.
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Lillian Race Achenbach, married Mr. Brown, Freeport.
Callie Boynton, married Mr. Case, Columbus, Ohio.
Joseph Broadie, grocer, Rockford.
Kittie Buckman, married Mr. Mitchell, teacher, Freeport, later became Principal of Lincoln Avenue School.
Charles Byerley, traveling salesman, Freeport.
Ada Byers, married Mr. Collins, Naperville.
Onnie or Ommie Collmann, manufacturer, Chicago and later Washington, D.C.
Kate Cornelius, married Mr. Hime, Freeport.
M. Emma Davis, teacher, Freeport.
Gertrude Dewalt, married Mr. H. Allen, Freeport. Gertrude was a first cousin of Ida Saxton McKinley, First Lady of the United States from 1897 until President William McKinley's assassination in 1901. Gertrude's father, John Dewalt and Ida's mother, Kathryn Dewalt Saxton, were brother and sister.
Lillie Furst, teacher, Freeport.
Eda Gochenour, married Mr. McCoy, Polo, Illinois.
Carrie Gund, married Mr. Taggart, Freeport, and became a bookkeeper at Williamsburgh Insurance Company.
Matthew Hettinger, real estate, Freeport.
Thomas Hunt, Columbus, Ohio, later became a professor and Dean of the Agriculture College at State College, Pennsylvania.
Sarah Leggett, married Mr. Ball, Bolton, Illinois.
Mary Mease, Freeport.
Alma Meyer, married Mr. Biersach, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and later Freeport.
John Miller, Oakley, Wisconsin and later Juda, Wisconsin.
Lottie Nichols, Englewood, Illinois.
Thomas Rockey, contractor, Freeport.
Cora Rundlett, married Mr. Park or Parks.
Nellie Stanton, married Mr. Winbright or Umbright, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Ella Stoskopf, Freeport.
Jessie Taylor, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Hattie Wimer, Freeport dressmaker.
Oswald Winger, Chicago.
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such as postcards, people and events from that year.