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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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Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard,
featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
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Edward D. Allen, F. G. L. & C. Co., Freeport.
Earl P. Andres, telegrapher, Savanna, Illinois.
Anna Evely Ball, teacher, Kent, Illinois.
Helen Lois Bowers, Freeport.
Anna Lois Brown, Beloit College Class of 1912, Freeport.
Helen Salome Burkhard, DeKalb State Normal.
Jessie L. Casford, Burrell Bros. Grocery Store, Freeport.
Ruth Collins, Art Institute of Chicago.
Laura M. Cowley, Lake Forest College Class of 1911, Freeport.
Bernice Dailey or Daly,
Jay F. Davenport, Beloit College Class of 1911, Freeport.
Charles O. Dawson,
William H. Ellis, U of W Class of 1911, Freeport.
Claire Delphine Evers, stenographer, Freeport.
Sarah Catherine Ewing, U of M Class of 1913.
William T. Ewing, Beloit College Class of 1912, Freeport.
Alma F. Faerber, bookkeeper, Demeter & Seitz, Freeport.
Kathryn Amanda Fenton, married Mr. Miller, Freeport.
Vera Ethelyn Frey, teacher, Hoodstock, Mason County, Washington.
Mamie Alice Gale, teacher, Mason County, Washington.
John J. Grant, New York Medical College Class of 1911, Freeport.
Jeanette Grattelo, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Harold H. Herbert, U of I Class of 1911, Freeport
Leonard C. Hime, mail carrier, Freeport.
Louetta Margaret Hinderks, Freeport.
Grace Holmes, stenographer, Rawleigh Medical Co., Freeport.
Bernice Alberta Hoover,
Harry R. Hoy, U of I, Freeport.
Quincy J. Jones, U of W, Freeport.
Mildred Alice Kaufman, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Alma C. Kruse, teacher, Freeport.
Alta E. Kruse, State Normal, Freeport.
Helen Leitzell, State Normal, Freeport.
Frederick L. Luebetrau, Woodmanse Mfg. Co., Freeport.
Genevieve Agnes Moore, teacher, Stockton.
Clarinda Belle Parks, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Clem Ray Parriott, farmer, Orangeville.
Howard G. Patton, Irrigation Project, Bula, Montana.
Vera Marie Peight, married Mr. Fortner, Freeport.
Mildred Rosenstiel, U of C Class of 1912, Freeport.
Clara Medora Ryan, stenographer, Rawleigh Medical Col., Freeport.
Ruth Irene Saucerman, Northwestern University, Rock Grove, Illinois.
Albert J. Schmelzle, clerk, Wachlin & Pfeiffer, Freeport.
Matt F. Schmich, School of Mines.
Ethel Elizabeth Skeel, Freeport.
Dwight L. Smith, U of I Class of 1912, Freeport.
Charles M. Sullivan, U of I Class of 1912, Freeport.
Bernice Alberta Toombs, stenographer, Knowlton's Bank, Freeport.
Isabel Emily Trotter, State Normal, Freeport.
Marjorie M. Verbeck, Northwestern University Class of 1911, Freeport.
Aline Clara Wagner, married Mr. Grow, Freeport.
Carrie Ellen Wagner, teacher, Freeport.
Alma Rosetta Youngblut, stenographer, Freeport.
World War I Veteran from the Class of 1907
Harry A. Hoy, Engineers, France
Mildred graduated from FHS in 1907 and Baylor University. She did her graduate studies in Social Work at the University of Chicago.
After WWI, she worked with the Red Cross in Poland as a child welfare worker.
Later, while she was working as the director of the Women's Occupational Bureau in Minneapolis, she was diagnosed with a lung tumor. The Mayo Clinic experimented on her with radiation. The massive dose shrunk the tumor, but burned major holes in her chest and back. She became an invalid. Her family cared for her until her death 12 years later.
The boys' basketball's team record was 12 wins against four losses. The girls' record was two wins and one loss.
The monthly newspaper, then also called the Polaris, became a weekly paper. The annual Polaris grew to 80 pages.
C. H. Little & Co., Dinner Set Department from a card postmarked 1907.
This card, also postmarked 1907, shows the Freeport Public Library.
Another 1907 card showing Freeport's Second Presbyterian Church.
A colorized view inside the Third Ward Park.
A second card showing the Third Ward Park and some houses beyond.
Freeport City Hall in 1907.
Freeport High School in 1907.
First Presbyterian Church in 1907.
St. Mary's Church in 1907.
The YMCA in 1907, at the southeast corner of W. Stephenson Street and S. Walnut Avenue.
Anybody know which Fraternal Lodge this is?
According to John Kornfeind of Glendale, Arizona,
this appears to be William W. Krape's
Order of the Globe or Knights of the Globe.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.