Robert Bike


Licensed Massage Therapy #5473
Eugene, Oregon


Teaching Reiki Master

Life Coach


Gift Certificates

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 27, 2013


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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 1954

1954 Polaris Cover

Ruth Arlene Abernathy, Leon Ray Armagost,

James R. Bader, Eugene Harrison Baker, Robert Edward Bamberg, Wayne H. Barkau, Davis Frederick Bauch, Joanne Carol Baumgartner, Mary Lou Bear, Lorraine Christine Beidler, Ronald Lavern Bender, Larry W. Bessert, Lois Best, Carolyn Lucile Bittner, Richard N. Blask, Mildred Jean Bloomquist, Ruth W. Boltjes, Barbara Boyett, Richard Duane Brubaker, Richard James Bruce, Claudia Burgess, Elizabeth M. Burt,

James M. Canada, Elizabeth Mary Carley, Edward Carlson, Gary Roger Carr, Beverly Cerroni, Leo J. Chambers Jr., Loren L. Chambers, Donna Lee Cheeseman, Ralph Chenong, Patricia Lynn Christen, Ronald Cox, Ellen Mary Craig,

Doris Dame, Donald E. Davenport, Gwenn Davis, lawrence Irving Dixon, John Joseph Doerr, nancy Jo Doolen, Jerry Richard Downing, Richard Lee Downing, Charles Clifford Doxey, Gene Duray,

Corrine Ann Ehrlich, Robert W. Elliot, Joanne Florence Emrick, Patricia Ellen Erb, James Stephan Evans,

Doris Jean Fambro, Karl Feller, Stewart Fish, William Joseph Fleming, Gerald Leon Fogel, Madonna Lou Folgate, Dennis E. Frank, Marlene Rose Frank, Delbert Frederick, Stanley G. Fritz, Mary Carolyn Fritzenmeier,

Jean Ruth Gilchrist, Richard Gitz, Eleanor Rae Gorham, Dorothy Ann Graff, Wilbur Alfred Grossman, Eldora Ruth Grundall, John Edward Gusloff,

Arlene Marie Haas, Jack H. hammond, Mary Lou Hance, Norma Jean Harnish, Robert D. W. Hartog, Barbara Heine, Colleen Heitter, Mary Leona Herendeen, Colleen Ann Heitter, Leon Heitter, Richard Ernest Herbig, Adele Ann Hess, Kenneth Hickman, Reid A. Hille, Nancy Jean Holtum, Kay Diane Horstmeyer, Robert A. Horton, Jerry Mark Huisinga, Esther Pauline Hull, Frank Leland Hunsicker,

Dwayne E. Ingold,

Leland Earl Jacobs, Robert W. Jenner, Herbert George Jensen,

Darlene May Kahly, Marion Kasprzak, Patrick Keefe, Gary Keith, Sandra Keith, Jack Kennedy, James Franklin Kerch, Carole Faye Kerr, Donald H. Ketelhut, William Harold Kimes, Paul Gene Klaus, Marlene June Klinke, Rosemary V. Klontz, Eileen L. Klosa, Leslie Ann Kluth, Phyllis Anne Koeller,

Richard Frank Lawson, Ronald LeBaron, Donna Mae Lehman, Joliene Kay Lentz, Robert James Lenz, Wesley Lowew, Kenneth F. Lowery, Louella Lutz,

Joan Malatacca, Kennety R. Marcum, James Maurer, Keith Kay Maves, Eleanor Ann Mayer, R. King McCulloch, Suzanne Maureen McDermott, Shirley McGrath, Audrey J. Meile, Joyce Marlene Meinders, Donald Wayne Meyers, Garnet Lorraine Meyers, Joanne Meyers, Lawrence Meyers, Jeron Michel, Constance Ann Miller, Doris Marie Miller, Frederick Paul Miller, Jack E. Morden, Darlene Mae Moring, Mary Jane Morrow, Lester Murphy,

Jacquelyn Nelson, Ned Nesemeier, John Arthur Nienhuis, David L. Nortridge,

Glenn Offelein, Jean Lou Olthoff, Nelson Ottenhausen, Bonnie Jean Orr, Nelson Ottenhausen, Stephen Thomas Ousley,

Gary Edward Paar, Pamela Ann Pack, Ronald L. Pearson, Robert J. Peters, Robert E. Picking, Jacqueline Pittsley, Sue Ann Price,

Sandra Rae, Karl Henry Rafferty, Donald E. Raih, Shirley Jean Ransom, Judith Kay Rawleigh, James J. Richards, Richard Richtemeyer, Barry Lee Robbins, Bonny Lue Robbins, David A. Roskam, Arline Lee Rutter,

Mike S. Scaros, Joan Mary Schmelzle, Dale E. Schmertman, Paul L. Schmertman, Patricia Carol Schradermeier, James L. Scofield, Patricia Mae Seery, Lee Sherwood, Robert Shippy, Rita Annette Siedschlag, Bonita Kay Smith, Joseph Duane Snyder, James Charles Spaide, Stephen Wilkin Spudich, Janice Staas, Shirley Ann Stebbins, Larry Strohecker, Judith Lynn Studebaker, Richard Spencer Swift,

Beverly Maria Taylor, Gerald George Ter Hark, Patsy Ann Thompson, Margaret Thruman, Ruth Thruman, Angie Mae Turner,

Frederick Vallarta, Delbert E. Veach, David John Vohlken,

Duane Kay Wagner, Judith Lynn Wagner, Thomas Edward Wardel, Beverly Jean Watkins, Wayne Henry Wilhelms, Dale A. Wilhite, Joe Williams, Jack Willis, Sally Ann Willis, Darlene Winslow, Jack Winters, Rose Ann Wolf, Earl Lavern Woods, Ted Wootan,

Nancy Zimmerman.

reunion photo

55th Class Reunion in 2009
Leslie Ann Kluth's photo scanned by Fred Kluth, Class of 1959

My father's 1954 license plate.

The Stephenson County Historical Society Museum
from a card postmarked 1954.

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.

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019