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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.
Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.
Biblical Aromatherapy in paperback,
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Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard,
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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,
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,
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,
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.
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?
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.