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
August 28, 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

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 listed and uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1944

1944 cover

Janice Carole Abels, Marion Ruth Adams, Clifford Geroge Albert, James Thomas Anderson, Arthur Leroy Armagost Jr., Barbara Lorraine Atherton,

Paul J. Bamberg, Roosevelt Banks Jr., Mary Carolyn Bastian, Leslie Milton Baylor, Bette L. Behrend, Gene R. Bennett, June Adele Bennett, Emerson Berends, Blanche Hart Berg, Robert F. Bergemann, Donald G. Best, Karl Roger Bing, Carol Jean Blackmore, Iris Helen Bohlin, Charlotte Jean Boswell, Kenneth L. Breymann, Donald E. Brokhausen, Lois Marion Brubaker, Pauline Ruth Brubaker,

Edgar Carter, Georgia Chiames, Helene Joanne Chiames, Laverne Harlan Condit, Joyce Cooper, Frederic O. Corran,

Donna Mae Dahm, Wendell F. Dassing, Delbert H. Dean, Jerome Earl Deery, Pauline Ruth Deininger, Gloria Jean Devore, Lois Evelyn Dickinson, William Stanley Ditzler, Harold Albert Dixon, Robert Cornelius Donahue, Frank P. Donner Jr., Ronald A. Dumroese,

Loraine Ella Eastman, Ben Engle,

Dolores Ann Falk, Beverly Jean Farnham, Shirley Mae Feiler, Daniel C. Ferguson, Ronald Dwayne Fickert, Donna Rose Fierheller, Donna Mae Finkbeiner, Neota Mae Finkboner, Helen Leona Fluechtling, Richard Freidag,

Harvey Carroll Gabel, Jerry L. Gallagher, Lavonne Geiser, Ruth Geiser, Bennett A. Graff, Lois Maxing Graff, Hazel Marie Gramley, Marion Elizabeth Gray, Virginia M. Griffo,

Jean Shirley Heimbuch, Dolores A. Heitzman, Joyce Elaine Heitzman, Frank J. Henry Jr., Doris Berniece Higley, Gloria M. Hoffman, Verle L. Hoffman, Donald R. Holdeman, Carlyn Lorraine Horan, Harry R. Hosking, Patricia A. Huber, C. William Hultquist, Floyd E. Hutcherson, Norma Jean Hutmacher,

Ray J. Ifert,

Iris Maxine James, Pauline Louise Johnson,

Kristine Lulla Katsufru, Donald E. Kieckhaefer, Elizabeth M. Kirchberg, Roger Kish, Donald J. Knauff, Harold I. Knicely, Stanley F. Koehler, Laverne henry Koester, Elizabeth Ann Kracht, james Krueger, Vernice Jayne Krueger, Ethel Marie Kryder, Dorothy mae Kuhlemeier, Dorothy Marie Kuhn, Mary Elizabeth Kurth,

Tom Labinski, Janice Lllene Lieber, Laurence Liebers, Theo Jean Lincoln, Mary Louise Lindgren, Royal W. Liscom, Rosali Locher, Leona M. E. Loewe, Della May Longamore, Victor Chauncey Lopez,

Barbara Dale Malott, M. Merle Marcum, Doris Marie Marsh, Charles R. McCoy, Mark McLeroy, William Thomas McMillan, Wayne H. Meck, Doris M. Metz, Irma Jean Meyer, L. Reece Mickle, Lois Audrey Miller, Delbert C. Moore, Joann Arlene Morrow,

Eileen Joanne nampel, Jack A. Neely, Dorothy Esther Noeske,

Jack W. Packard, Glenn B. Palmer, Bob Paugels, Audrey Louise Peterson, Dorothy Mae Phillips, Thomas R. Pfisterer Jr., Alice M. Poggenklass, Jeanne Pollock, Phyullis Ann Popkes, June Meredith Porth, William Porth,

Virginia Mae Rafferty, John Douglas Randall, Wayne Stanley Reck, Marion Elaine Rees, John Reining, Carol Jean Richards, Lois Elaine Richter, John R. Rush,

Ferne Evelyn Salter, Lois Maxine Sampson, Jim Edward Sanders, John C. Sargent, Max E. Schopf, Jean Marilyn Schneider, Robert F. Schroeder, Virginia Mae Schunk, Howard Scott, Elizabeth Ann Seely, Jean A. Sheetz, John H. Shoemaker, C. LaVaughn Short, Leon B. Siegmeier, Arlith June Siemens, Jeanette Faye Skeel, Donald Lorene Smith, June Smith, Theodore C. Smith, Lester Eugene Snyder, Lois Sorn, Marcella Mae Spahr, J. Gordon Springer Jr., Marilyn Joyce Staas, Ralph R. Stearns, Priscilla Stewart, Joyce Ellen Stiegman, Janice Stocks, Virginia Lee Stout, Eva Pearl Stukenberg, Frances Sutterlin, Jack William Sward,

Lenard Allen Thompson, Mary Ann Trevillian, Paul O. Tucker,

James Joseph Vaughan, William Vehmeier, Laverne R. Voss, Shirley Mae Voss,

May Elizabeth Wahler, Norma Jean Wahler, June Harriett Wales, Dorothy Marie Wamsley, Alfred F. Washburn Jr., jack Norman Welty, Clark Laverne Wichman, Richard Wienand, Edward Wilhelms, Harold R. Wilhelms, Paul C. Wilhelms, Donald J. Williams, Leroy Wilson, Harold Walter Wirtjes, Jean Annabelle Wittbecker, Ross Wolfe, Joan Eilene Womelsdorf, Joyce Elaine Womelsdorf, Irene Woods, Irene Margaret Wright,

Janice Young, Donald Heard Youngs Jr.,

Robert Zimmerman.

The Freeport High School
Class of 1944
70th Reunion

The Class of 1944's 70th reunion was held in August 2014. Out of a graduating class of 208, 26 attended. An estimated 63 class members are still living!

Classmates who attended are: Art Armagost, Georgia Chiames Balsamo, Betty Behrend Mergen, Gene Bennett, Joyce Cooper Pierce, Rosali Locher Cosgrove, Barbara Atherton Donahue, Dan Ferguson, Helen Fluechting Alt, Della Longamore Kirkpatrick, Carol Richards Klock, Donna Dahm Kortemeier, Martan Rees Kiburz, Dorothy Kuhlemeier Johnson, Dorothy Kuhn Bloyer, Mary Lindgren Bauch, Mark McLeroy, Wayne Meck, Jack Packard, Marcella Spahr Popp, John A. Reining, John Rush, Ralph Stearns, Paul Tucker, Laverne Voss and Alfred Washburn.

The class expects this will be their last reunion, but I hope they meet again for their 75th.

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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