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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
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The November 1904 Polaris
Scans courtesy of Bob Jones, from his mother's collection. Hilda Marie Schilling, after graduating from FHS in 1906, attended the Art Institute of Chicago. She married Wyatt J. Jones, and they had four children. Bob Jones, their youngest child, scanned his mother's Polarises. In 1903-04, The Polaris was also the name of the monthly newspaper, picured above. This is the earliest Polaris.
The Class of 1904
Helen Adamson, married Mr. Birr, St. Louis, Missouri.
Josephine Baadte, Freeport.
Margaret Baldwin, teacher, Freeport.
Alfred or Fred Becker, St. Louis, Missouri.
Edith Bengston, Freeport.
Sara or Sarah Bengston, Chicago Training School for Nurses, Chicago.
Florence Best, married Mr. Breyman, Kent, Illinois.
Harry Bickenbach, State Bank of Freeport.
Hattie Branen, married Mr. Munson, Freeport.
Lena Brockmeier, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Fred Brockmeier, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Viro Chapman, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Bessie Cochran, married Mr. Stephan, Freeport.
George Daniels, teacher, State Normal, Minnesota.
Susie Diefenthaler, teacher, Freeport.
Florence Donohue, stenographer, Freeport.
Stella Eells, Freeport.
Paul Fair, taxidermist, Raton, New Mexico.
Margaret Fox, married Mr. Becker, St. Louis, Missouri.
Eva Ernst, married Mr. Garner.
Florence Grattelo, Freeport.
Nellie Hanley, secretary, J. R. Cowley, Washington, D.C.
Dora Hermsmeier, married Mr. Hutchinson, Wheeler, Indiana.
Mabel Hill, State Bank of Freeport
Margaret Hill, married Mr. Stark.
Lee Knecht, married Mr. Haynes, Danville, Illinois.
Meta Kochsmeier, Freeport.
Eleanor Lamb, Ridott.
Ruth Lapp, teacher, Bellingham, Washington
Elta Parks, Freeport.
Florence Prince, Freeport.
Alice Priscilla Riner, married Mr. Fair, Raton, New Mexico.
Irene Shaw, married Mr. Williams, Freeport.
Florence Snow, married Mr. Snyder, Colorado.
Iva Swingley, music teacher, Freeport.
Helen Taggart, teacher, Alabama.
Myrtle Ulrich, stenographer, Freeport.
Grace Wareham, stenographer, H. A. Hillmer Co., Freeport.
Vivian Weinhold, married Mr. Gleason, Freeport.
Florence Whiteside, married Mr. Best, Freeport.
George Witte, Freeport.
Freeport's Winning Football Team of 1904.
row: Gleason, Holmes, Wagner, Vautsmeier, Angle, McCool, Chapman,
Middle row: Goddard, Wheeler, Patton, Erwin, Schmelze, M. Rigney, S. Rigney.
Front row: Voss, Clarmont.
Freeport won the game 6-5. Apparently touchdowns were worth 5 points then. Freeport made their extra point. The game was called 5 minutes early because Mt. Morris had to catch a train home.
The Christmas issue of the Polaris, 1904.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.