OMTA & ABMP
President of the Oregon Massage Therapists Association
Please help keep
this site free.
Buy one of my books, on sale below.
All sales go to help support this website.
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.
Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.
Biblical Aromatherapy in paperback,
List price $24.99; introductory offer $19.99
To order the pdf version and download to your computer or phone,
The electronic version is only $2.99!
Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard,
featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
Life Purpose is to inspire my friends
Robert Bike, LMT, LLC
The 1934 Polaris
Gail Anderson, Eleanor Arbogast, Ruth Armogast, Jean Arndt,
Mary Bach, Irene Backmann, Fred Baebler, Albert Bailey, Renard Bannerman, Lois Barnard, Delavan Bauscher, Berdine Baxter, Kathleen Belknap, William Benoy Jr., Margaret Bingham, Han***(obscured)***rt, Lucile Bittner, Ruth Bohanon, Edward Bolender, Harriet Bookman, Grace Bowen, Carol Boyington, William Brandau, Martin Brinkmeier, Wilbur Brubaker, John Bruce, Helen Bucher, Ernest Burdge, Lorraine Byrem,
Elizabeth Cain, William Carroll, Jack Clark, Hazel Cloud, Sherman Cone, Lois Coon, Ruth Cruikshank,
Gwen Davis, Robert Decklar, Harold Deily, Yvonne Derby, Fern Ditzler, Alys Dooley, Kenneth Downs, Margareth Dreier, Billie Dupee, David Dupee, Phyllis Duth,
Isaac Gage, Gertrude Elmer, John Erwin, Jeanne Espenhain,
Evelyn Faeber, Jane Falkenau, Orville Fawver, Jack Feeley, Wilbur Finkboner, Rachel Fortner, Mayme Fowler, Betty Jane Fox, Charles France, Jessie Freerksen, Ford Fuller,
Frederick Goeke, Kathryn Goodrich, Marjorie Green, Ralph Grier, Pete Griffo, Lois Guhl,
Bill Healy, Margaret Heeren, Harvey Heidel, Helen Heidel, Nancy Jane Held, Mildred Henry, Donald Hepner, Eleanor Hettinger, Lester Hewins, Gwen Hickox, Elmer Hildebrandt, Vernon Hill, Frederick Hoelscher, Marjorie Hogan, Charlotte Holtum, Helen Howe, Marjorie Huber, Oliver Hull, Ruth Hummel, Ruth Hutton,
Margaret Jacobs, Dorothy James, Eva Judd,
Marie Kahley, Kathryn Kahly, Lois Kampmeier, Juanita Keifer, Bill Keister, Philip Keister, Ardath Keller, Ruth Kiefer, Willard Klesath, Norma Kochsmeier, Lucille Koertner, Keith Koppein, Lois Koppein, Howard Kracht, Alma Kropf, Murray Kuhlemeyer, Myrna Kuhlemeyer, Vivian Kutzke,
Ray Laible, Benson Lambert, Paul Lamm, Charlotte Larsen, Harold Lebrecht, Sarah Levin, Robert Libby, Betsy Luedeking,
Dorothy Macomber, Thedora Macomber, John Maurer, Eugene May, Ione McMlenahan, Harold Mertins, Mary J. Mertins, Harold Meyer, Dorothy Miller, Elma Miller, Helen Elizabeth Miller, Verla Mitchell, Charles Modica, Evelyn Mohr, Loise Moore, Gilbert Mueller,
Robert Neberman, Paul Noeske, Jack Nortridge,
Virginia Pearse, James Penwell, Richard Perkins, David Peterson, Nick Petta, Lloyd Plowman, Wilbur Popp, Marjorie Powers, Edgar Prasse, Geraldine Price, John Propp,
Laura Redican, Mary Jane Redmer, Alice Reiter, Vola Ressler, Dolores Richardson, Ethel Rubendall, Edwin Rund, Harry Rust,
Doris Salt, Betty Schaefer, George Schirmer, Lois Schroeder, Elizabeth Schubert, Lillian Schultz, Stanley Schumacher, George Schunk, John Schuth, Maxine Scott, Gwen Sechrist, Margaret Setchel, Adelaide Sevarson, Arlene Sherard, Maribel Sherard, Rachel Shoenhard, Dolores Smith, Russel Spencer, Nuell Steinmetz, Darrell Stephens, Arthur Stoltz, Helen Strohacker, Jane Strohacker, Ron Swingley, Lucille Sword,
Marjorie Tallman, Elmer Toelle,
Joseph Viney, Rollin Volkers,
Robert Wall, Phyllis Watson, Phillis Webb, J. C. Welch, Billie Werntz, Jean Wichman, Charles Wilkins, June Willison, Keneth Woker, Alta Wubbena,
D. L. Shiloh of Rockford wrote, asking if I could help find info about his grandmother, Hazel Cloud. Here she is, along with a few classmates. The original owner of this 1934 Polaris, Dorothy Bloom, a freshman, wrote detailed notes about everyone and what happened to them throughout the years.
Fritz beer label from 1934.
Fritz beer delivery van.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.