Robert Bike


Licensed Massage Therapy #5473
Eugene, Oregon


Teaching Reiki Master

Life Coach


Gift Certificates

Private classes.
Biblical Aromatherapy
Therapeutic Essential
Oil Massages
President of the Oregon Massage Therapists Association
& 2012-2013

I graduated from Freeport (Illinois) High School.
I'm a Pretzel!

FHS Reunions

Copyright 2002 - present

Latest Copyright
July 19, 2013


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Remarkable Stories,
Volume 1

by Robert Bike

Remarkable 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 no means complete, these are overviews of lives and events which shaped our country and our world. From events in the lives of Tutty Baker, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Guiteau, Leonard Colby, Jane Addams and Bob Wienand come stories that will amaze you. Welcome to Volume 1 of our living history.

The author lives in Eugene, Oregon, and works as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Life Coach. An amateur historian, parts of these stories and many more appear on this website.

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Biblical Aromatherapy

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.

The healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.

Biblical Aromatherapy
discusses how the plants were used in biblical days and how you can use the essential oils from biblical plants.

Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.

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Olga Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard, featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
Here is a jpg scan.

Harriet Gustason, another columnist for the Freeport Journal Standard, has featured this website twice. Click to see pdf of articles:
June 29, 2012
November 3, 2012


"My Life Purpose is to inspire my friends
and clients to achieve
success, health,
wealth and happiness
by empowering them
to reach their potential,
while living in harmony
with each other, animals
and our planet."
Robert Bike

Robert Bike, LMT, LLC

The Polaris is the high school annual from Freeport High School, Freeport, Illinois.

All text and photos Copyright 2002 - present Robert L. Bike, except for direct quotes from the Polaris, uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1897

Grace Aspinwall,

Ethel Barber, Harry Barber, Charles Best, Lester Brady, Boyd Brown, Reeve Burton,

George Carroll, Alfred Clark, Garrett Courtney,

Gussie Dreber or Dreher,

Clara Erfert,

Dwight Freeman,

Lynn Griffith, Torrey Gund,

Homer Hiller Henry Hillebrand,

Nellie Killion, Mae Kundinger,

Robert Lamb,

Cora Mattert, Alfred Moogk,

Ralph Newcomer, Arthur Nunemacher,

Wilbur Reitzel, Mary Rosenstiel, Olive Runner,

Bert Skeel, Goodrich Sweet,

Luella Troyer,

Irma Walz, Florence Whitlock, Russell Wiles,

Clyde Young.

Homer Hiller Henry Hillebrand would have graduated with the Class of 1897, but his family moved to Andover, Massachusetts in 1895.

He was born October 10, 1879, in Freeport.

After graduating from Princeton University, Hillebrand broke into the big leagues on April 24, 1905, with the Pittsburgh Pirates at the age of 25. He retired exactly three years later, on April 24, 1908. He was a left-handed pitcher. His three year total was eight wins and four losses, with an ERA of 2.51.

Despite being named Homer, he gave up only one home run in his career.

He also caught, played first base and played in the outfield. His career batting average (right handed) was .237 in 47 games, all for the Pirates.

He died January 20, 1974.

His brother Doc Hillebrand is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

When people take a close look at my right hand, they always ask what happened to the tip of my ring finger. I tell them that when I was two or three, my sister closed my finger in a door. It got cut clean off, just hanging by the skin. Mom took me to Dr. Mary, who stuck it back on and told Mom it would grow back. It did!

Dr. Mary was Mary Rosenstiel, an 1897 graduate of FHS. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1905. She interned in New York City, Dublin and Edinburgh. She loved practicing medicine. She established "The Little Hospital" at Stephenson and Cherry. She lived in an apartment above her offices. Her sister Susan was a nurse there.

Dr. Mary died on May 17, 1959.

Polaris Home

Freeport High School

Click on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.

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