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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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Ethel Barber, Harry Barber, Charles Best, Lester Brady, Boyd Brown, Reeve Burton,
George Carroll, Alfred Clark, Garrett Courtney,
Gussie Dreber or Dreher,
Lynn Griffith, Torrey Gund,
Homer Hiller Henry Hillebrand,
Nellie Killion, Mae Kundinger,
Cora Mattert, Alfred Moogk,
Ralph Newcomer, Arthur Nunemacher,
Wilbur Reitzel, Mary Rosenstiel, Olive Runner,
Bert Skeel, Goodrich Sweet,
Irma Walz, Florence Whitlock, Russell Wiles,
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.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.