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!

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Copyright 2002 - present

Latest Copyright
April 12, 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 listed and other uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1947

1947 cover

Edward Adams, Joyce Albrecht, Harlan Anderson,

Marjorie Baker, Betty Banter, John Barker, Betty Bauscher, Joan Baxter, Carl Bessert, Gordon Bing, Stella Binninger, James Bloom, Leroy Boos, Merrill Bordner, Philip Bordner, David Botu, Shirley Brechtel, Arlis Brown, Donald Brown, Elmer Brown, Marylyn Brown, James Brubaker Robert Brubaker, Ethel Bruce, Charmaine Brydson, Clarence Bunnell, Geneva Burkholder, Betty Burr, Delores Buss,

John Carey, Reta Carstedt, Kenneth Chambers, William Cline, Maurine Cole, Lilas Cordes, Ruth Costello, Frank Cowan, Mary Cox, Gayle, Cramer, Helen Creitz,

Jo Ann Doughenbaugh, Elizabeth Deaner, Donald Deethardt, George Deininger, Dominic DeMichele, Robert DeNure, Calvin Deuster, Phyllis DeVore, Jeannine Dixon, Robert Doll, James Dominguez, Esther "Pat" Donaldson, Janice Duitsman,

Robert Eckert, Arthur Eilders, Lester Eilders, Robert Elgin, Charles Engelhart,

Merton Fager, Carl Fairbairn, Richard Fechter, Donald Fickert, Joyce Fickert, Eugene Fink, Vivian Finkbeiner, Maxine Fluegel, Sylvia Folgate, Kenneth Forrester, Percival Franklin Jr.,

Richard Gassman, Fawn Gray, Anson Green Jr., Thomas Greene, Jean Greier, William Gretler, John Griffin, Robert Grilliot, Roger Groves, Joann Gushart,

William Hall, Barbara Hansen, Gerald Harbach, Keith Harrison, Jack Hartman, James Heath, Elizabeth Heiland, John Heilman, Robert Henry, John Hess, Jack Hessenius, William Hickman, Howard Hill Jr., Patricia Hill, Ronald Hoefle, Joyce Hogins, Mamoru Honda, Donald Hopke, Paula Howarth, Kenneth Hultquist, Ivery Hunter, W. Andrew Hutchins,

Ronald Jeffrey, Kathryn Johnson,

,John Kachelhoffer, Lois Kahl, Carlyn Kasten, James Kellner, Gertrude Kempert, Jerome Kennedy, Norma Kerch, Phillip King, Zael Klapp, Orville Knodle Jr., Robert Knodle, Joyce Kraft, Donald Kruckenberg, Jane Kuhlemeyer, Norman Kuhlemeier, Elva Kuper, Marilyn Kurtz, Lillian Kutsus,

Kenneth Lang, Shirley Lapp, Doris Laymann, Clinton LeNior, Dorothy LeVeque, Dorothy Lindgren, Norma Long, Joyce Loring, Howard Lubbers, Robert Ludolph,

June Manthei, Norma Mapes, Herbert Marcum, Naomi Mayer, Lewis Meyer, Norma Mayer, Thomas McLeRoy, Betty McMillen, Robert Meier, Virginia Meile, Virgil Meyer, Donna Miller, Rolland Miller, Shirley Miller, Charles Moen, Doris Mosier, Donald Mullarkey,

Richard Nelson, Ruth Nelson, Barbara Neuges, Paul Neuges, George Newberry, Robert Nunemacher,

Patricia O'Connor, Leland Otte,

Lynnette Padfield, Barbara Parriott, Barbara Pebler, Norma Pfeil, Hazel Phillips, Joyce Pohl,

Joyce Quincer,

Richard Randolph, Russell Rawleigh, Donna Reed, Wilson Ridgway, Jean Rinehart, Willard Robbins, Erwin Roesler, Arlene Rogers, James Rosemeier, Donald Rumelhagen, Robert Rund, Earl Runte,

Maxine Salzman, David Schaefer, Elmer Schirmer Jr., Harold Schlegel, Emmerson Schoonhoven, Janice Schrack, Donald Scott, Joyce Scovill, John Secker, Donald Seeks, Robert Seeley, Alice Seitz, Lloyd Shasker, Jeannine Shay, Phyllis Sheetz, Ralph Sloneker, LeRoy Smith, Robert Smith, Leslie Smyth, James Spangler, Esther Stabenow, Evelyn Stearns, Roy Steinestel Jr., Robert Stoner, Ruth Stoner, Nancy Strobel, Chester Strohecker Jr., Marian Strohecker, John Stukenberg, Lorraine Stukenberg, Joyce Sturtevant, Robert Sturtevant, Donald Sutterlin, Levonne Swank,

Andrew Thinnes, Joyce Thoman, Richard Tippetts, Clark Toussaint,

Gene Utt,

Evangeline Vore, Dale Voss, Verlyn Foss,

Joyce Wadleigh, Kenneth Wahler, Caryl Waldecker, Caryl Wamsley, Priscilla Watson, Irma Wessels, Mary Whitmer, Jack Willits, Harold Winter, John Wright, Robert Wright, Richard Wursburger,

John Youngs,

Merle Zimmerman Jr.

Norman Kuhlemeier was my 6th grade teacher. He attended Union School, the old Junior High School, and Freeport Senior High School, graduating in the Class of 1947. Then he went to Illinois College, the oldest college in Illinois, at Jacksonville for his Bachelor's Degree. Later he earned a Master's Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University at DeKalb.

Norm taught for 33 years in the Freeport School District that included 27 years at Blackhawk School in Sixth Grade and the last six years at Carl Sandburg Middle School when all the Sixth Graders were moved there in 1982.

Norm was born in Freeport and lived most of his early life on Empire Street halfway between Oak and Walnut Streets. He used to play on the field that later became the Blackhawk School playground!

His wife, Rose Ann, is originally from Madison, Indiana. Her family moved to Freeport when she was in Sixth Grade and she graduated from FHS. She also taught in the Freeport School District.

They raised 4 children and have lived at the same address on Roosevelt Street in Freeport for nearly 50 years now.

Norm has been a Commander in the VFW, President of Golden K Kiwanis Club, volunteers where needed and bowls in two leagues.

Remember the receipts the newspaper boy gave us?

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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