Robert Bike


Licensed Massage Therapy #5473
Eugene, Oregon


Teaching Reiki Master

Life Coach


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Private classes.
Biblical Aromatherapy
Therapeutic Essential
Oil Massages
President of the Oregon Massage Therapists Association
& 2012-2013

I graduated from Freeport (Illinois) High School.
I'm a Pretzel!

FHS Reunions

Copyright 2002 - present

Latest Copyright
March 29, 2013


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Remarkable Stories,
Volume 1

by Robert Bike

Remarkable 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 no means complete, these are overviews of lives and events which shaped our country and our world. From events in the lives of Tutty Baker, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Guiteau, Leonard Colby, Jane Addams and Bob Wienand come stories that will amaze you. Welcome to Volume 1 of our living history.

The author lives in Eugene, Oregon, and works as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Life Coach. An amateur historian, parts of these stories and many more appear on this website.

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Biblical Aromatherapy

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.

The healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.

Biblical Aromatherapy
discusses how the plants were used in biblical days and how you can use the essential oils from biblical plants.

Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.

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Olga Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard, featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
Here is a jpg scan.

Harriet Gustason, another columnist for the Freeport Journal Standard, has featured this website twice. Click to see pdf of articles:
June 29, 2012
November 3, 2012


"My Life Purpose is to inspire my friends
and clients to achieve
success, health,
wealth and happiness
by empowering them
to reach their potential,
while living in harmony
with each other, animals
and our planet."
Robert Bike

Robert Bike, LMT, LLC

The Polaris is the high school annual from Freeport High School, Freeport, Illinois.

All text and photos Copyright 2002 - present Robert L. Bike, except for direct quotes from the Polaris, and other uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1916

The 1916 Polaris

Stanley Antrim, Ralph Aspinwall,

Margaret Bauch, Merton Beck, John Bennehoff, Mae Betts, Margaret Blust, Homer Boelter, Ray Bolender, Orville Borchers, Myrtle Brobst, Bethel Brown, Clark Brubaker, Gladys Brubaker, Frances Burrith,

Dorothy Cardin, Lucille Carter, Lois Clark-Nokes, Ruth Countryman,

Florence Dampman, Edwin Davis, Theodore Demeter, Edwin Dildine, Paul Dustman,

Dewey Eder, Jennings, Eder, Dorothy Ellis, Dwight Emerick, Doris Engle, William Ennenga, Elmo Eson,

LeRoy Foss, Phyllis Freidag, Doris Freidag, Elizabeth Fugate,

Valerie Geraty, Marguerite Goodman, Edward Grant, Marion Gray, Florence Green-Smith, Martha Gueth, Roy Guhl,

Donald Hanke, Herbert Hannah, Harwood Herlocker, Harold Hettinger, Boyd Hill, Carl Hoffman, Glenn Holmes, Douglas Hurley,

Gertrude Janssen,

Katherine Keene, Marie Keller, Emil Kirchner, George Kleckner, Bernice Knapp, Russell Knott, Henry Kunz,

Cleo Lamb, Charles Lavelle, Josephine Lawver, Hilda Luedeking, Marie Ludolph,

Frances Manion, Margaret Maurer, Ardath Mishler, Blanche Moyer, Emory Mulnix, Laura Murdaugh, Maxcie Musselman-Kahl,

Bertha Newman-Shook, Ruth Nute,

Elizabeth Osten, Dan Owens,

Lynn Peters, Rose Phillips,

Frank Reed, Ella Reedy, Marie Reints, Elsie Resh, Orletta Rideout, Marie Rigney, Marion Rockey, Russell Ryan,

Barbara Schar, Amy Schenken, Vernie Schleneing, Genevieve Schmich, Lettie Schmertmann, Madelyn Schumacher, Edward Seitz, Clifford Snively, Harold Snyder, Hazel Spielman, Ethel Stewart, Freda Stoller, Harold Sumner, Helen Swanzey, Margaret Sweeney,

Olga Tappe,

Ruth Vaupel,

Margaret Wagner, Harold Waldecker, Alice Wilkey, Paul Williams, Ethyl Witt, Earl Woodring,

Viola Young,

Charles Zipf.

World War I Veterans from the Class of 1916

Ralph Aspinwall, S.A.T.C., Beloit.

Ray Bolender, U.S. Aviator Station, Paneelas, France.

Clark Brubaker, Ordinance Department, Camp Hancock.

Edwin Davis, Ordnance Department, France.

Theodore Demeter, U.S. Marines, 6th Regiment, 75th Company. Killed in Action.

Dewey Eder, S.A.T.C., University of Illinois.

Dwight Emerick, Aerial Cadet, Ellington Field.

William Ennenga, Navy, Great Lakes Naval Training Station.

Elmo Eson, S.A.T.C., University of Illinois. Died of Spanish Influenza.

Marion Gray, 160 Aero Squadron, France.

Roy Guhl, S.A.T.C., "Y" College, Chicago.

Donald Hanke, Navy.

Boyd Hill, Naval Aviation Station, Boston.

George Kleckner, Officer's Training Camp, Waco, Texas.

Russel Knott, Army.

Dan Owens, Quartermaster's Corps, France.

Clifford Snively, S.A.C.O.T.S., Camp Zachary, Kentucky.

Harold Sumner, 76th Field Artillery, Battery A, France.

Harold Waldecker, Medical Corps, Fort Riley, Kansas.

Earl Woodring, Marine Corps, Paris Island, South Carolina.

Fred Young, Corporal, Supply Company, 314 Q.M.C., France.

Card mailed in 1916 showing the W. T. Rawleigh Analytical Laboratory. The caption in part reads, "To secure accuracy and uniformity of Rawleigh Products all raw materials and finished products are scientifically and accurately tested by chemists before, during and after formulations. . . .In 1898 the W. T. Rawleigh Company established the First, and now maintains the largest, finest and most completely equipped Analytical Laboratory conducted by any company of its kind in the world."

Ruth Countryman

Rebecca Becker sent along this photo of the Class of 1916's Ruth Countryman.

Polaris Home

Freeport High School

Click on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.

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