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 28, 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 photos and direct quotes from the Polaris, and other uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1936

The 1936 Polaris

Estelle Adamson, Milo Adleman, Jane Arbogast, Annettte Arends,

Lillian Bailey, Teresa Balles, Maurice Barber, Anna Belle, George Bennehoff, Paul Bennehoff, Clayton Best, Rose Bicknell, Lloyd Bolt, Gerald Borger, Nancy Boyd, Justin Boyington, Phyllis Boynton, Jane Brown, Leona Bushelle, MacArthur Butlar, Goerge Byrem,

Kathryn Carpenter, Robert Caudle, Gladys Cloud, Nora Collins, Ralph Conner, Robert Conzett, Elwood Coomber, Mavis Cooper, Corlyn Corman, Margaret Cram, Lyle Cramer, Robert Cremer, Kenneth Crowe,

Jeanette Deemer, Francis Dickinson,

Donald Eder, Richard Ege, Elaine Evans, Yvonne Evans, Frank Ewing,

Robert Farnham, Earl Fowler, Gordon Fox, Kathryn Freerksen,

Marijane Gabel, Zelda Garnhart, Jean Garrity, Rodeny Geiser, Marie Georgalas, Randall Giesey, Marjorie Glaman, Marijane Glennan, Donald Grant, Rachel Green, Robert Grey, Anthony Giuffre,

Richard Hannah, Marianna Hawn, Jack Healy, Georgia Held, Eldon Henderson, Wayne Henke, Lorraine Hettinger, Ralph Hildebrandt, Paul Hill, Harry Hillmer, Merle Hoefle, Verla Hoffman, Roland Holdeman, Alfred Holtum, Luella Horton, Evelyn Hubbard, Rachel Hull, Laura Hummermeier, William Hunt, Glenn Hutchison,

Robert Irwin,

Edward Johnson, Francis Johnson, Kathryn Jones,

Raymond Kaiser, Edith Keith, Paul Kempert, Louis Kerlin, Harry Kinert, Hazel Kluck, Jane Koehler, Ethlyn Kohn, Earl Kryder, John Kutchback,

Warren Lamm, Edward Landgraf, Doris Landgraf, Kathryn Landreth, Roberta Langenstein, Virginia Layton, Alice Lagrand, JamesL'Hommedieu, Kenneth Linstedt, Carl Little, Lee Little, Vera Loewe, Clifford Luettig, La Verne Lyon,

Herbert Malott, Iva Mead, Darrell Mellen, John Mertins, Arthur Meyers, Ruby Meyers, Blanche Miller, Frederick Miller, Lucille Miller, Robert Miller, Carl Milligan, Emily Modica, Georgina Modica, Marian Mohr, Ralph Musser, Don McClanathan, Marion McIlhattin,

Edwin Nesemeyer, John Noeske, Ralph Noltemeier, Margaret Nuesse,

Lois Oswalt, Mary O'Neill,

Albert Padberg, Harriet Paul, Philip Perkins, William Pfender, Mary Phillips, Norman Pinnow,

Winnifred Quies,

Jack Rhodes, Margaret Rice, Marion Rice, Robert Richardson, Bernard Rippberger, William Ruark, Paul Rubendall, Gladys Rust, Leone Rutter,

Charles Sanman, Lucille Schauer, Gladys Schleich, Leona Schmich, Dorothy Schmitt, Marie Schumacher, Marjorie Scovill, Donald Shafer, Evangeline Sharp, Anne Shewczuk, Charles Sieck, Marjorie Sieck, Glen Sisler, Eleanor Smith, Louise Smith, Oscar Smull, Helen Snyder, Jeanne Snyder, Elizabeth Speer, Robert Springman, Orville Staderman, Lois Stephan, Henry Stocking, Doris Strohecker, Melvin Stukenberg, Orin Swank, Frederick Sward, Bruce Swartz,

Mercedes Tappe, Frederick Thompson, John Tobin,

Marjorie Unzicker,

Vernon Valesca, Howard Vehmeier,

Jean Waldecker, Hope Walkey, Eunice Wallace, Carlyle Walton, Marian Walton, Dan Warner, Jean Weber, Leola Welch, Marda Welty, Leola Wilson, Vigil Wilson, Magaret Winter, Helen Woods, Ruby Woods, Virginia Woolen, Dorothy Wurtzel,

Weldon Zimmerman.

Teachers were Musser, Carnahan, Whitfield, Davenport, Yenerich, Scott, Rubendall, Mensenkamp, Kuhlmeyer, Martin, Johnsen, Kubitz, Blackwood, Shunk, Cresap, Hutchins, Card, Crawford, Lyle, Miller, Rucker, Anderson, Nelson, Johnson, Schwager, Kloos, Kell, Patrick, Gramse, Spring, Moers, Hoff, Garns, Kruse, Nicklas, Schmidt, Yenerich, Bowers, Carnahan, Lindsey, Weber, and Brown.

St. Vincent's Orphanage in 1936

St. Vincent's Orphanage from a card postmarked in 1936.

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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