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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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Robert Best, attended college in Minneapolis, Minnesota; physician, Chicago.
Minnie Blosser, stenographer, Freeport.
Clara Dorman, Freeport.
Emily Frick, stenographer, Freeport; later a teacher in Freeport.
Emmaretta Henderson, clerk in German Insurance office, Freeport.
Etta Huenkemeier, attended college in Madison, Wisconsin; married Mr. Beckmier, Freeport.
Alice Mattert, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Susie Meyers, stenographer, Freeport.
Philip Moogk, clerk, Chicago; later Assistant Supervisor at Reno Electric Light & Power Co., Sparks, Nevada.
Weard Penning, Freeport.
Mildred Pfender, bookkeeper, Freeport; married classmate Robert Stibgen, Britt, Iowa.
Elta Potthast, attended Normal school, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; later Madison.
William Shuneman, Freeport.
Theron Skeel, with Robinson Manufacturing Company, Freeport.
Bertha Staver, Freeport; later married Mr. McCall.
Katherine I. Stevens, teacher, Freeport; later Chicago.
Robert Stibgen, clerk, Freeport; married classmate Mildred Pfender, Britt, Iowa.
Bertha Taylor, Freeport; later on a fruit farm in California.
Louis Voigt, attended college, Evanston, Illinois; physician, Freeport.
Emma Walz, stenographer, Freeport; later at teacher in Freeport.
Regina Weisher, married Mr. Coltman, Omaha, Nebraska; later Chicago.
Louise Whiteside, Freeport; married Mr. Wilson, Fargo, North Dakota.
Alys Wilson, Chicago; later married Mr. McCloud.
The Freeport High School football team played its first game in the fall of 1893, but lost to Rockford. W. D. Hanks, the FHS principal, was the coach. Team members were George Zeiders, Charles Ascher, Ralph Mayer, Louis Voigt, Philip Moogk, Lynn Griffith, Theron Skeel, Will Wright, Weard Penning, Lalon Hayes, Charles Freeman and LeRoy Laird.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.