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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.
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All text and photos Copyright 2002 - present Robert L. Bike, except for direct quotes from the Polaris, uncopyrighted material in the public domain.
Mabelle Adams, teacher.
Irene Baltzer, Orangeville.
Leta Maude Best, Illinois Wesleyan Class of 1912, Freeport.
Leila Bowers, teacher, Freeport.
Josie Brau, teacher, Freeport.
John H. Brown, pattern maker, Stover Mfg., Freeport.
Frederick M. Byerly, druggist, Algona, Iowa.
Ethel Millicent Cain, Freeport.
Ruby Lucile Carl, Western College of Oxford Ohio, Freeport.
Margaret Davenport, assistant librarian, Freeport.
Daisy Anna Dinges, stenographer.
Alpheus C. Dresser, U of I Class of 1912
Maud Eaton, stenographer, Freeport.
Oscar Frederick Ennenga, Princeton Academy Class of 1910, Freeport.
Grace Belva Fike, Milledgeville, Illinois.
Marguerite Freesmann, Freeport.
Bula Fox, teacher Freeport RFD
Orlando Gochnaur, Killed In Action November 6, 1917, during WWI on the French Front
Gertrude E. Gratello, bookkeeper, Freeport.
George Taylor Green, Stover Mfg. Co., Freeport.
Vera Lois Holmes, stenographer, Freeport.
Grace Eleanor Hughes, Lake Forest College Class of 1912, Freeport.
William Adelbert Hutchins, U of I, Freeport.
Emilie Caroline Jungkunz, Freeport.
Ilma D. Jungkunz, U of W Class of 2012, Freeport.
Anne Leonore Kerchner, stenographer, Freeport.
Jean Knowlton, Freeport.
Meta M. Kuhlemeyer, stenographer, Freeport.
Fritz Kunz, U of W Class of 1912, Freeport.
Boyd B. Laible, South Dakota.
Elva Mae Luebbing, stenographer, Rawleigh Medical Co., Freeport.
Alma L. Lukerman, stenographer, Freeport.
Florence Ethel Maurer, Freeport.
Gladys R. McAfee, Freeport.
Laura E. Mensenkamp, teacher, Freeport.
Harry W. Moore, foreman of machine shop, Freeport.
Harriet K. Murphy, stenographer, Freeport.
Agnes E. O'Connor, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Verna Nina Raymer, teacher, Freeport.
Dwight Riner, Huenkemeier & Fry, Freeport.
Nellie M. Riordan, Freeport.
Helen M. Rockey, Freeport.
Irma E. Rowland, Freeport.
Elta Schaub, Freeport.
Eunice Mason Smith, Mt. Holyoke College Class of 1912, Freeport.
Sina S. Steenrod, Mt. Holyoke College Class of 1912, Freeport.
Ruth Fern Stocks, teacher, Mt. Holyoke College Class of 1912, Freeport.
Mary A. Tappe, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Helen May Tenney, teacher, Freeport.
Cornelia Thomas, Mt. Holyoke College Class of 1912, McAlester, Oklahoma.
Howard Frederick Thoren, Chicago.
John Martin Walz Jr., U of W, Freeport.
Nellie M. Watson, nurse, Chicago.
Pearl Wohlford, Freeport.
Clarence Paul Young, First National Bank of Freeport.
World War I Veteran from the Class of 1908
Lieutenant Frederick Byerly, Aviation Instructor, Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois.
Margaret "Maggie" Davenport graduated from Freeport High School in 1908 and earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin. She was a school librarian for many years. Around 1930, she and Susan Rosenstiel (Class of 1900) bought a horticultural nursery they called Port Rose Garden. Rosenstiel later bought out Davenport's share. Davenport's obituary appeared in The Freeport Journal-Standard Nov. 15, 1977. Source: The Freeport Journal Standard August 20, 2005
Leta Best was Vice President of her Sophomore Class at Illinois Wesleyan.
Freeport High School in 1908.
Looking west on Stephenson Street in 1908. The building with the cupola just to the right of center is the old Garrity Drug Store. The fine brick building across the street behind it is the Brewster Hotel, where Abraham Lincoln stayed in 1858 during the Lincoln-Douglas debate.
The Stephenson County Court House in 1908.
Highland Amusement Park in 1908.
Crain's Grove, southeast of Freeport, in 1908.
The Carnegie Library, Freeport, Illinois, in 1908.
The entrance to Oakland Cemetery in 1908.
St. Francis Hospital in 1908.
Galena Street, now Main Street, in 1908.
Third Ward Park in 1908, showing some early Freeporters.
Bill of sale from Thompson & Huenkemeier, lumber, coal and wood.
This is St. John's Church in 1908. At the time of the photo, it was St. John's Evangelical Church. When I was baptized in this church, it was St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church. This building burned in 1957 and a new building was built on S. Park Boulevard at the west edge of Freeport. It is now called St. John's United Church of Christ.
My father was an usher and later an elder in St. John's. Just before services began, he would ring the bells, and a few times I got to help him. There were rough, thick ropes that hung from the bells, and I would help Dad pull the ropes down. The weight of the heavy bells would swing me up in the air as the bells swung back and forth. The bells were in the opening seen by the postmark. They were saved after the fire and are in the new bell tower, but are now rung electronically from inside the church.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.