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 23, 2015


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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 1940

1940 cover

Bill Abbott, Eugene Ackerman, Mardelle Adams, Miriam Alber, Eva Albright, James Allen, Art Anderson, Janean Arganbright, Alberta Arlington, Betty Artman,

Jack Baldwin, Kathleen Balles, Eugene Barnhart, Dean Bates, Kathryn Bates, Janet Baxter, Muriel Bayme, Jean Beck, Mildred Bennett, Gertrude Bergemann, Robert Best, Roy Bloom, James Bloyer, Jack Boeke, Ervin Ray Bokemeier, Tom Brannick, Betty Branton, Jenlynne Brown, Rae Louise Brubaker, Alice Bunnell, Don Burkholder, Betty Jane Bush, Milford Boyd,

Boyer Campbell, Marian Campbell, Dick Carpenter, Kenneth Chambers, Jeanette Christen, Frank Clark, Norma Cremer, Norma Crockett,

Joyce Danielson, Loretta Daterman, Philip Dedrick, Delores Dodson, Joan Dorman,

Richard Edler, Dale Eichmeier, LeRoy Emford, Dick Engle, Kenneth Engle, Mary Ennenga, William Entmeier,

Bob Fair, John Fehr, Jean Fisher, Eda Fluechtling, Dorothy Fransen, Fred Freidag, Bill Fritzenmeier, Dean Fryer, George Fusco,

Angelo Gaghliardi, Betty Jane Galloway, Bill Garrity, Bernice Gitz, Priscilla Gitz, Harold Glaman, Marcia Glass, Lowell Goethe, Ruth Goss, John Greenfield, Marion Grimm, Betty Griswold,

Patricia Haas, Lenna Haberkamp, Gene Hamon, Charles Hancick, Charles Harlan, Robert Hartman, Glen Hasse, Karl Hauth, Ruth Hea, Nick Heerkes, Eleanor Mae Heilman, Wayne Hermann, Joanne Hess, Agnes Mary Holmes, Phyllis Holtum, Bill Hope, Harold Horner, Grace Horton, Robert Howington, James Hull, Jean Hull,

Bill Irwin,

Allen Janssen, Vernona Johnson, Coralyn Jones, Lorna Jubert,

Leonard Kahl, Estherbelle Kent, Bob Kieckhaefer, Kenneth King, John Klever, Eldon Knodle, Mary Koehler, Anna Kornfeind, Russel Korth, Bob Kostenbader, Bob Kubatzke,

Louise La Tour, Eleanor Lafferty, Don Laible, Kenneth Landgraf, Naomi Lang, Ruby Lang, Grace Langan, Bob Law, Betty Lawrence, Kathleen Lawver, Barbara Lemke, Lorene Lighthart, Mary Little, Jeanette Loewe, Jeanette Lubold, Frederick Ludolph, Anna May Ludwig, Belva Luettig, Don Luettig, Grace Lundquist, Bob Lutz, Ferne Lutz, Doris Lyon,

Doris Jean Manning, June Mantzke, Phyllis Markel, Marshall Markely, Earl Marsh, Barbara Mathews, Lillian McBride, Marjorie McCarty, Marilyn McCool, Beatrice McCord, Robert McCurty, John Mellinger, William J. Mertins, Phyllis Meier, Pauline Meyers, Marvin Messing, Darrel Miller, Bill Molter, Jack Molter, Mary Ethel Moore, George Moran, Inez Morrow, John Muchow, Bob Mueller, Geraldine Munda,

Marjorie Nath, Elsie Neuberger, Dick Nichol, Josephine Noeske,

Ruth Orlick, Esra Ostergard, Dorothy Oswalt, Lucille Ottenhausen, Dale Otto, Paul Ousley,

Clarence Plambeck, Harold Peters, Boris Popov, Don Popp, Loyal Portner, Richard Potter, Charles Prussner,

Lowell Reed, Don Rhodes, Roger Richards, Ruby Richart, Jack Rohr, Wallace Rose, Dorothy Roskam, Margaret Ross, Thelma Rumelhagen, Dick Rundall, Marguerite Ruthe,

Gloria Samel, Bill Schmelzle, Betty Jane Schmidt, Dick Schofield, Margaret Schoonhoven, Wilda Schubert, Carl Schwietzer, Mabel Scofield, Bob Seitz, Lala Serrano, Virgil Sharp, Robert Shaw, Mary Jeanne Shirmer, Margaret Shivers, Frances Siemens, Delbert Sinclair, Geneva Skeel, Dorothy Smith, Jack Smith, Royal Smith, Alfred Snap, Margie Snap, Dorothy Snyder, Viola Sorn, Russell Southard, Harry Spahr, Evelyn Springer, Pauline Staben, Merrill Stabenow, Elsie Stensborn, Roberta Stephenson, Bill Stewart, Pauline Stiegman, Irene Stovall, Betty Sward, Wilma Symanek,

Franklin Thomas, Wayne Trost,

Donald Underwood,

Elizabeth Van Vleck, Alice Vance, Eileen Virgil, Eugenie Vore, Alvin Voss,

Dorothy Wagner, Theron Wagner, Bonnie Walker, Eugene Walter, Welker Walters, Wilbur Washburn, Geraldine Watson, Leroy Werntz, Dell Wescott, Miriam Wilhelms, Richard Williams, Mary Winter, Elwood Wunsch,

Lorelle Young,

Steve Zanis, Lorraine Zipsie.

The 1940 Vega
The Freeport Junior High School newspaper

Krape Park in 1940

Card showing "A Bit of Nature, Krape Park, Freeport, Ill.", postmarked in 1940.

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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