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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,
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Eda Atkins, Journal office, Freeport.
Verna Bennethum, Northwestern University, Freeport.
Grace Best, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Marjorie Best, post graduate FHS, Freeport.
Earl E. Bokemeier, rancher, Missoula, Montana.
Geneva Bowler, Journal office, Freeport.
Donald L. Breed, U of C Class of 1913, Freeport.
Elizabeth M. Croke, teacher, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Harriet Dinderman, teacher, Freeport.
Florence Dorman, Freeport.
Robert Engle, farmer, Freeport.
Emma Faerber, Demeter & Seitz, Freeport.
Vivian Gilman, teacher, Lena, Illinois.
Florence Goethe, post graduate FHS, Freeport.
Estelle or Stella Higley, teacher, rural school, Freeport.
Herbert Hime, Baumgarten Electric Co., Freeport.
Myrtle Kleckner, Freeport.
Clayton Klontz, U of I, McConnell, Illinois.
Elta Koenig, stenographer, Freeport.
Hobart Lebkicher, Freeport.
Roy Liebhart, Freeport.
Fairy Mallory, DeKalb Normal, Freeport.
Carrie Maurer, Freeport.
Irene McSherry, Freeport.
Myrtle Meyer, stenographer, Hoefer Mfg. Co., Freeport.
Elsie Myers, stenographer, Meyer Vinegar Works, Freeport.
Mayme Nagle, stenographer, Freeport.
Maude Nesbit, post graduate FHS, Freeport.
Marguerite Parks, bookkeeper, Freeport.
Georgiana Ratz, bookkeeper, Freeport.
William Harold McCall,
Carl Schoeffel, U of M Class of 1913, Freeport.
Cora Schultz, stenographer, Freeport.
George Schwab, Burlington RR mail clerk, Clay Center, Nebraska
Hazel Schwarz, teacher, Freeport.
Claire Shippy, carpenter, Freeport.
Earl Shippy, Emmert's Drug Store, Freeport.
Anna Silberman, teacher, Chicago.
Martha Stiffler, college, Sinsinawa, Freeport.
Mae Stewart, stenographer, Freeport.
Pearl Stout, teacher, Freeport.
Aimee Taggart, Rockford College, Ridott.
Robert Ulrich, Moline Plow Co., Freeport.
Rosalia Vautsmeier, teacher, Freeport.
Alfred Wagner, Wagner Furniture Store, Freeport.
World War I Veteran from the Class of 1909
Hobart Lebkicker, Engineers, Overseas.
Faculty in 1909
L. A. Fulwider, Principal and History; Frances A. Rosebrugh, Mathematics; Flora Guiteau, Latin; Allie M. Reitzell, Biology; E. M. Phillips, Science; Howard T. McMyler, Mathematics; Katharina Ruebel, German; Alice T. Bidwell, English; Mabel Goddard, English; Arthur J. Parsons, English & History; Vita A. Graham, History; Minnie M. Davis, Music; Virginia C. Richeson, Domestic Science; Esther Dana, Art; J. A. Seefelder, Manual Training.
Globe Park in 1909 was a park privately owned by Dr. W. W. Krape, 120 acres of rugged cliffs, deep ravines, twin caves, a natural bridge, and lots of trees, shrubs and flowers. Known in earlier days as Beebe's Woods, the park had been home to Chautauquas, Kryl's band performances, William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold lecture, Father Vaughn's Shakespeare lecture and many, many picnics. In August of 1911, Dr. Krape suggested that the city buy the park, and after a citizen vote of 1550 for and just 543 against, the Park Board bought the park in May 1913 for $29,000.
This is a view of the Pecatonica River from the Cedarville Bridge, now known as the Van Buren Bridge. I cannot tell from the view if it is looking east or west. If east, the factory stack may be Fairbanks Morse. If looking west, it may be the Organ Factory.
The Organ Factory, started in 1894 as the Burdett Organ Factory, became Cable & Burdett in 1901, and in 1907 until its close in 1924, was S. N. Swan and Sons.
Card postmarked 1909 showing St. Francis Hospital.
The Court House in 1909.
The Court House and Soldiers' Monument in 1909.
Stephenson Street looking west in 1909. Note the horses and buggies, and the trolley tracks running up the middle of the street. The Brewster Hotel is on the right.
Stephenson Street looking east in 1909.
Third Ward Park in 1909.
Colorized view of Third Ward Park in 1909.
The Freeport Water Works in 1909.
The YMCA in 1909. Note the early cars and horse and buggy.
Looking east on Stephenson Street in 1909.
City Hall is on the left, the YMCA on the right.
Freeport High School in 1909.
Fire Department in 1909.
This image is from a postcard.
Kevin Lee has the original negative.
His great-grandfather, Robert Thurston Lee,
was a Freeport firefighter.
Freeport's Highland Park in 1909.
St. John Church in 1909.
Postcard of St. John Church, message.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.