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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.
Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.
Biblical Aromatherapy in paperback,
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Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard,
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Geneva Helen Baltzer, married Mr. Kennison, Freeport.
Mary Baldwin, teacher, Freeport.
Floyd or Lloyd E. Best, Northwestern University Medicine, Class of 1911, Freeport.
Florence Bricker, bookkeeper, Freeport.
S. Lillian Brubaker, teacher, Freeport.
Kenneth Burrell, Illinois Wesleyan Law, Freeport.
Mary S. Capp, stenographer, Freeport.
Dora Ethel Chappell, teacher, Freeport.
Clarence W. Chapman,
Leslie D. Clark, Armour Institute Class of 1910 Chicago, Freeport.
Fred A. Dietrich, bookkeeper, Winnipeg, Canada.
Edna E. Ditzler, stenographer, Freeport.
Mary E. Dreyer, teacher, Freeport.
John E. Erwin, Nebraska.
Elta Flachtemeier, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Elsie Figeley, dressmaker, Freeport.
Alice Mae Frye, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Ulysses S. Goddard, Freeport Business College.
David B. Graham, banker, Laurel, Nebraska.
Harry Hanke, reporter, Standard, Freeport.
Harvey Hartman, Welch & Hartman, Freeport.
Elva M. Hill, Freeport.
Kathryn Hill, Freeport.
Ruth Hill, Wells College Class of 1910, Freeport.
Irving Hoefer, civil engineer, Missoula, Montana.
Nellie Holland, Lake Forest College Class of 1910, Freeport.
Jennie Jones, stenographer, Freeport.
Margaret Kathryn Jones, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Louis Leonard Lebkicker, Freeport.
Helen Littwinski, teacher, Freeport.
Edward Luebbing, clerk, Walton Nephews, Freeport.
Warren Madden, U of I Class of 1911, Freeport.
Harry McCulloch, Principal of Milford High School, Milford, Illinois.
Don Meisenbach, El paso & Southwestern RR, El Paso, Texas.
Edna Murphy, U of Chicago Class of 1911.
Boyd W. Nestlerode.
Walter Nolting, Emmert Drug Store, Freeport.
Archie Putnam, Illinois Central office, Freeport.
Michael Rigney, farming, Scioto Mills.
Irene J. Schillinger, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Hilda Marie Schilling,
George Schmelzle, Schmelzle & Sons, Freeport.
Walter Schulte, U of W Class of 1910, Freeport.
Wilmer Sechrist, Guyer & Calkins Co., Freeport.
Edith Swingley, Freeport.
Alma Vaupel, Freeport.
Daniel Voss, Moline Plow Co., Freeport.
Karl F. Wagner, U of W Class of 1910, Freeport.
Frances Emmerson Watson, State Superintendent's Office, Tacoma, Washington.
Fred H. Young, Elecrtic Light & Power Co., Freeport.
Fred R. Young, Elecrtic Light & Power Co., Freeport.
Harry Zanoni, First National Bank of Freeport.
October 1905 issue of the Polaris. Scan courtesy of Bob Jones, from his
mother's collection. Hilda Marie Schilling, after graduating from FHS
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.
The January 1906 issue of the Polaris.
The February 1906 issue of the Polaris.
The March 1906 issue of the Polaris.
World War I Veterans from the Class of 1906
Ulysses S. Goddard, Heavy Artillery, France.
Sergeant David B. Graham, Infantry.
George T. Green, Tenty Officers' Training Camp, Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan.
Harry Hanke, Quartermaster's Department, Jacksonville, Florida.
Lieutenant Walter A. Nolting, Hospital Corps, Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas.
Fred Russel Young, Infantry. 132nd L.F.A., 123rd H.F.A., 317th Infantry.
From a card postmarked in 1906, looking east on Stephenson Street. At left is the City Hall, on the right is the old YMCA. A block down on the left is the tall Civil War Memorial.
This card, also postmarked 1906, shows Stephenson Street from another block plus west, also looking east. On the left is Grace Episcopal Church. Here, the artist seems to have painted over the trolley tracks.
This 1906 card shows the original Lincoln-Douglas debate site. Now a park, when I was growing up in Freeport the site was a parking lot. In this photo, residences were built on the original debate site.
The Stephenson County Court House in an unusual view. Most cards show the Court House as viewed from the southwest and feature the Soldiers' Monument. This view is from the northeast, showing N. Van Buren Avenue on the left and W. Exchange Street on the right.
The First ME Church in 1906.
The Carnegie Public Library in Freeport as shown on a 1906 card.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.