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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.
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Doris Adams, Mariann Adamson, Harold Albert, Maxine Ament, Dan Anderson, Jean Anderson, Sulo Anderson, Bill Artman,
Hazel Baebler, Lucille Baker, Esther Bamberg, Athan Banos, Grace Baxter, Betty Becker, Robert Beddow, Merlin Belle, Dorothy Berg, Alvin Bergemann, Vernon Best, Deloris Bingner, Jack Bloyer, Jim Bode, Don Boekholder, Phyllis Bolender, Marvin Bonn, Belva Bordner, Norma Bordner, James Bose, Richard Boyer, Edwin Bremer, Mary Jean Brillhart, Harold Brinkmeier, Betty Brown, George Brown, Robert Brown, Betty Buss,
Robert Cain, Gene Cannon, Marilyn Chapman, Jean Collier, Wagner Collins, Carol Crockett,
Robert Davis, Shirley Dawson, Gladys Denton, Dorothy Dickman, Gerry Dirksen, Robert Ditzler, Shirley Dodson, Catherine Donker, Everette Donstad, Mary Dupee,
Barbara Eberle, Keith Eder, Ralph Eichenberger, Arthur Eilders, Paul Eilders, Deloris Emford,
Vernon Fairbairn, Bud Faist, Eloise Ferguson, Phyllis Finley, Carriebelle Fischer, Kenneth Fleischer, Elizabeth Ford, Peggy Forsythe, Betty Jane Fricke, Dick Frink, Robert Frink, Carolyn Fuller,
Evelyn Gann, Don Garns, Clarence Geiger, Bill Geiser, Jean Geiser, Audrey George, Billy Gerloff, Lloyd Gitchel, Robert Glaman, Loretta Graf, Eileen Grant, Paula Grattelo, Joyce Gray, Robert Gray, Shirley Gray, Nancy Groves,
Margery Haas, Joan Hageforn, Betty Hannah, Patricia Harnan, Nathan Hartzell, Robert Heilman, Bill Hermsmeier, DeLaine Hillman, Patricia Hoag, Claribel Hornberger, Dick Howe, Kenneth Huber, John Hull, Bob Hyslop,
Kenneth Jacobs, Mary Johnson, Phyllis Johnson, Clara Jones,
Ross Kailey, Walter Kevern, Ruth Kincannon, Shirlee Knobel, Dexter Knowlton, Marian Kratzer, Bob Kuntz, Eleanor Kuntz, Jacob Kurth, Donald Kurtz,
Jean Landgraf, Robert Lang, Catherine Law, Dale LeBaron, Bill Lee, Merlyn Leopold, Lois Lieber, Ralph Lloyd, Gwendolyn Loewe, Morris Ludolph, Mary Lyon,
Glenn Maines, Jean Malott, Kenneth Marsh, Ada McLeRoy, Francis Meier, Ruth Mellott, Jeanne Meyer, Mary Meyer, Raymond Meyers, Letha Michel, Margaret Miller, Norbert Molter, John Morton, Eleanor Mueller,
Roy Neberman, Harold Neuberger, Wilma Newell,
Wanda Olson, Joe Ousley,
May Pappas, Viola paugel, Bob Pearson, Bob Peck, Jack Peight, Levon Phillips, John Pinnow, Robert Pittsley, William Porth,
Mildred Rayhorn, Lyle Reedy, Marjorie Rees, Ernest Regez, Ervin Regez, Margaret Riordan, Ruth Robieson, Shirley Rosenstiel, Laurell Roth, Doris Rucker, Lois Rumelhagen, Betty Rutter,
Robert Sabin, Margery Salsbury, Maxine Salsbury, Glen Sandstrom, Dorothy Sauer, Jeanne Schimpf, Ethel Schlegel, Cleo Schleich, Dolores Schleich, Ethel Schoeffler, June Schreiner, Donna Schroeder, Nancy Seachrist, LaVaughn Shade, William Siegmeier, Warren Simpson, Dale Smith, George Smith, Marilyn Smith, Willard Smith, Alice Snap, Carol Snyder, Lavina Sorn, Hans Spauschus, Robert Steinmetz, Patricia Stone, Alta Stukenberg, Leona Stukenberg, Lois Swartz,
Harold Vaughan, Kenneth Vohlken, Alberta Vore, Gordon Vore,
Clifton Wagner, Virginia Waldecker, Beatrice Wales, Eleanor Wienand, Robert Wienand, Claude, Wilson, Harry Winchell, June Winter, Rita Winterland, Doris Wittbecker, Willard Wohlford, Geraldine, Wolfe, Robert Wolfe, Violet Woods, Alice Wurtzell,
Delores Yahnke, William Young,
The Freeport basketball team finished third in the state in 1942.
Paris 64, Urbana 40
Streator 45, Normal 34
Decatur 53, Dixon 37
Berwyn-Cicero Morton 47, Springfield Cathedral 32
Centralia 42, West Frankfort 28
East Alton Wood River 35, Chicago Lindblom 19
Freeport 42, Moline 24
Olney 47, Quincy 40
Paris 43, Streator 32
Berwyn-Cicero Morton 49, Decatur 45
Centralia 31, East Alton Wood River 29
Freeport 29, Olney 24
Paris 28, Berwyn-Cicero Morton 21
Centralia 45, Freeport 42
Freeport 31, Berwyn-Cicero Morton 30
Centralia 35, Paris 33
Summary of State Finalists
by Merritt Allen, finished with a record of 16-9.
Gerry Dirksen was
Freeport's top scorer with 59 points in the four games. Dirksen, a 6-2
Senior, made the All-Tournament Team.
total enrollment for the 1941-42 school year was 1057.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.