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!

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Copyright 2002 - present

Latest Copyright
July 22, 2014


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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

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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, uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1918

The 1918 Polaris

Berene Backus, Philip Bardell, Ralph Beddoes, Gertrude Bering, Marion Berryhill, Louis Beuscher, Lydia Beuthe, Ray Bollman, John Briggs, Hildred Brigham, Clarence Brubaker, Lynn Buchta, Margaret Burns, Naomi Burnwood, Horace Butterfield,

Edward Cahill,

Fay Edwards, Mable Elvey, Walter Eson,

Knight Farwell, Ruth Finkenbinder, Katherine Fogel, Mary Foss, Chester Francis, Lester Frank,

Fay Gavigan, Margaret Gorham, Ruth Grant, Charles Green,

Gladys Hamlyn, Charles Hamm Jr., Jessie Hanna, Kenneth Hannah, James Harpster, Cariline Herold, Roswell Herrick, Leona Hoffman, Harold Holtum, Rose Horwitz, Ethel Huss,

Marguerite Ifert,

Doris Jenkins, Gladys Jones,

Irene Kahly, Elsie Kalbe, Mary Kelly, Eldon Knauff, Leon Knipschild, Katherine Knoph, Marguerite Knott, Oleva Koeller, Luella Koerner, Lournena Kostenbader, Arthur Koym, Gladys Krause, Myrtle Krauthoff, Homer Kuhlemeyer,

James Leggett, Edith Lubbers,

Ruby Mayer, Malcolm McDonald, Earl Meier, Marvin Messing, Hulda Messman, Marie Metzger, Beulah Mitchell, Zella Mogle, Flossie Musselman,

Wilbur Partridge,

Dorothy Rotzler, Esther Ruth,

Laura Schmacker, Cora Schmich, Bertram Schultz, Florence Schumayer, Rose Schwarz, Franklin Secker, Karl Seyfarth, Blanch Simpson, Arvilla Sluiter, Fred Smith, Pauline Smoyer, Isabelle Spratler, Corinne Starkey, Warren Strohecker, Wilma Sullivan,

Florence Thoren, Frank Trunck, Hugo Tscherning,

Anna Vaughn

Dorothy Wagner, Leo Walters, Blanche Weiler, Myrtle Whisler, Lawrence Wilson, Clarence Winning, Carrie Wisdom, Vernon Wohlford,

Don Younger, Donald Youngs.

World War I Veterans from the Class of 1918

Louis Beuscher, S.A.T.C.

Lynn Buchta, S.A.T.C., Carthage.

Malcom Chandler, S.A.T.C., Knox.

Louis Crockett, Navy.

John Doughtery, S.A.T.C., Lake Forest.

Chester France, S.A.T.C., Lake Forest.

James Harpster, S.A.T.C., Cornell University.

Roswell Herrick, S.A.T.C., University of Wisconsin.

Leon Knipschild, S.A.T.C., University of Illinois.

Homer Kuhlemeyer, Navy.

Wilbur Partridge, Army.

Lloyd Pfeil, Navy.

Harold Roche, S.A.T.C., Lake Forest.

Lawrence Rockey, S.A.T.C., Valparaiso University.

Franklin Secker, S.A.T.C., University of Illinois.

Hugo Tsherning, S.A.T.C., Carthage.

Lawrence Wilson, Army.

Clarence Winning, S.A.T.C., Lake Forest.

Don Younger, S.A.T.C., University of Illinois.

Listed as Alumni in the 1919 Polaris

Berene Backus, Philip Bardell, Ralph Beddoes, Gertrude Bering, Marion Berryhill, Louis Beucher, Lydia Beuth-Langenstein, John Briggs, Ray Bollman, Hildreth Brigham, Lynn Buchta, Margaret Burns, Naomi Burnwood, Horace Butterfield

Edward Cahill, Perry Calkins, Malcomb Chandler, Louis Crockett, Marie Crosson

Eunice Daniels, Florian Dietrich, Beatrice Dorman, Myrtle, Donstad, John Doughtery, Maude Dyslin

Fay Edwards, Walter Eson, Mable Elvey

Knight Farwell, Ruth Finkenbinder, Kate Fogel, Chester Francis, Mary Foss, Lester Frank

Fay Gavigan, Margaret Graham, Ruth Grant, Charles Green

Gladys Hamlyn, Charles Hamm, Jessie Hanna, James Harpster, Kenneth Hannah, Caroline Herold, Roswell, Herrick, Leona Hoffman, Harold Holtman, Rose Horwitz, Ethel Huss

Marguerite Ifert

Doris Jenkins, Gladys Jones

Irene Kably, Elsie Kalbe, Mary Kelly, Leon Knipschild, Katherine Knoph, Eldon Knauff, Marguerite Knott, Oleva Koeller, Arthur Koym, Lourena Kostenbader, Luella Koerner, Myrtle Krautkopf, Homer Kuhlemeyer

James Leggett, Loreen Lubbers

Ruby Mayer, Earl Meier, Hulda Messman, Marie Metzger, Beulah Mitchell, Zella Mogle, Flossie Musselman

Wilbur Partridge, Lloyd Pfeil, Harold Price, Ermina Phillips

Mildred Roberts, Harold Roche, Bessie Robieson, Ora Rogers, Lawrence Rockey, Dorothy Rotzler, Beulah Rubendall, Esther Ruth

Laura Schmacker, Cora Schmich, Bertram Schultz, Florence Schumayer, Rose Schwarz, Blanche Simpson, Karl Seyfarth, Arvilla Sluiter, Franklin Secker, Fred Smith, Pauline Smoyer, Corinne Starkey, Warren Strohecker, Isabelle Spratler, Wilma Sullivan

Florence Thoren, Frank Trunck, Hugo Tsherning

Anna Vaughn

Dorothy Wagner, Leo Walters, Blanche Weiler, Myrtle Whisler, Lawrence Wilson, Clarence Winning, Carrie Wisdom, Vernon Wohlford

Don Younger, Donald Youngs

The following served in WWI and were listed as graduates of FHS, but I don't know the year.
Kenneth Hirst, Clifford Laible, Paul Bickenbach, John Bennehoff, Ralph Bennett, Gregory Campbell, John Crosson, John Vaupel, Allan Meisenbach, Allan Colvin, William Osborne, Claude Avery.

The following served in WWI and were listed as attending FHS, but I don't know the year of graduation.
Edward Alberts, Ira Bailey, Dana Bertelot, Theodore Bordner, Alex Bridges, Harley Burchell, Smith Cobb, Israel Cohen, Scott Deaner,John Donker, Earl Dresser, Karl Ennenga, Donald Fair, William Freidag, Robert Gibler, Orlando Gochnaur (Class of 1908, KIA French Front), William Grant, Victor Grattelo, Arthur Grant, Loyal Greeley, Clark Hannah, James Hannah, DeWitt Heise, George Herold, Harry Holmes, Fred Hoy, Paul Huss, Raymond Kennedy, Glen Lagenstein, Louis Landgraf, James Lavell, Howard Lawver, Omar Lloyd, Robert Luecke, Ralph Mahoy, Roscoe McCann, Mrank McCoy, Lowry Moore, Burrel Oblander, Donald Parker, Paul Parker, Leigh Rogers, Hazen Schlott, Willard Smith, Oliver Springer, Helen Taggart (Red Cross nurse, somewhere in France), Clarence Tappe, William VanOrdt, Harold Wagner, Dee Wheeler, Harry Wieman, Herschel Woodring, Emil Yde, Harry Youngblood.

W. J. Rideout, President of the Board of Education enlisted & served at the Base Hospital at Camp Hancock in Atlanta, Georgia.

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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