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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 II.
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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Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard,
featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
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Alice Barton married Mr. Burchard, Chicago and later Freeport.
Anna Hayden, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, later married Mr. Sharp, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Helen Hill, teacher, Freeport.
Mary Hosmer, teacher, Freeport, and later Principal of River School.
James Hyde, lawyer, Chicago.
Eva Marvin married Mr. Atchley, Maplewood, Illinois, and later Chicago.
Myrtle Mattison, teacher, Chicago.
Anna Sanborn married Mr. Stoltz, Madison, Wisconsin, and later Devils Lake, North Dakota.
Emma or May Sheetz married Mr. Byerly, Freeport.
Mabel Tandy married Mr. Hettinger, Freeport.
Edith VanReed, teacher, Freeport, later married Mr. Hutchison, Covington, Kentucky.
Freeport Spring Hinge Company letter postmarked 1886.
of envelope showing a spring hinge.
Card postmarked in Freeport on December 22, 1886.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.