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
March 8, 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 uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1957

cover of the 1957 Polaris
1957 Polaris cover
scan from Fred Kluth, Class of 1959

James L. Anderson, Nancy Arbogast, Joyce Ascher, Thomas Auvinen,

James Babb, Dixie Lee Baker, Thomas E. Bartell, Carole Elizabeth Beldin, Chester Bennett, Aletha Mae Bergman, Jerry Best, John Bishop, Ruth Boelk, Robert Bookman, Janet Boyer, Robert Bryant, Stephen Burrell, Frederick Busker,

Roscoe Carnahan, Ann Carpenter, Willie Carroll, Earl Castle, Barbara Chambers, Lawrence Chappell, Donald Clark, Michael Clark, Philip Collati, James Cox, Cyrus Crothers Jr., Larry Cummins,

Janet Dash, Marvin DeBoer, Geraldine DeVon, Daniel Dickinson, William Diehl, Carol Dinderman, Judith Ann Ditsworth, Jean Ann Dorman, David M. Downey, Marlene Kay Downing, Marcia Rose Dunwell, Judith Kay Durant, Ralph Clayton Dyson, Vivian Marie Dyson,

Harriet Edith Eaton, Deedrie Eden Ellis, John S. Ellis, Nancy Lee Erdman,

Jean Ann Fahey, Thelma Fambro, Kermit Farrar, Ed Farringer, Patricia Fink, Burdette Fisher, Wayne Fogel, Helen Dee Fortney, Linda Franklin, Herbert Freel, Jerry Lee Freese, Rosalinde Frey, Jeffrey Fritzlen, Janet Fritzenmeier, Patricia Ann Fye,

David A. Gantt, Marilyn Jean Gantz, Gary W. Gastman, William K. George, James A. Gilliland, Corey Gillette, Marilyn Elizabeth Gorham, Virginia Lee Gorham, Marlene Kay Gorman, Barry F. Groves, Nancy Jean Gustafson, A. Quentin Grammont,

Arlan F. Haas, Jack E. Hannah, Patricia Ann Harnish, Shirley Jean Harnish, Mary Lynne Heidenreich, Roger E. Heim, Josephine P. Heitz, Judith Helsinger, Judith Henze, Mary Lou Herdman, Arthur F. Herendeen, Eugene G. Hesselbacher, Gerald Hickman, Glenn A. Hoefer, Richard James Holbert, Daniel D. Huntley,

Gerald T. Inch,

Gerald E. Jeffrey, Mary Elizabeth Johanson, Delbert Winston Johnson, Mary Ann Johnson, Floyd Jones, Larry V. Julius, Richard T. Julius,

Kenneth L. Kahl, David Don Kaiser, Wanda Lea Kaiser, Roger E. Karrick, Richard Elmer Kasch, Carole R. Kasten, Rita Rose Kasten, Cheryl Kay Keith, C. Covil Kerlin, Thomas J. Kerlin, Arlyn K. Kielsmeier, Diane Gail Kinman, Elizabeth J. Kintzel, Charles R. Kirchberg, Thomas D. Kirkpatrick, Larry J. Kistler, Royce E. Kittoe, Janet Joyce Kleckler, Helen K. Klontz, Robert Charles Kneller, Barbara E. Knodle, Milton K. Koester, Wanita Jean Konstant, Irma Laveda Kramer, Dale Kubatske, William John Kubitz, Barbara Jean Kuehl, Marilee Jean Kuehl, Annette Marie Kuhlemeier, William L. Kuntz Jr.,

Diane Kathleen Lamb, Ronald William Landgraf, Judy Ann Larsen, Kathleen E. Lietz, Albert William Lindenman, William L. Lower, Sandra Jean Ludewig,

Jim Wayne Mantzke, Linda Lou Marassa, Vernon S. McDonald, Nellie Elizabeth Mease, Phyllis Ann Meeker, Sara Marie Mellom, Edward W. Meyers, Judith Ann Meyers, Roberta Meyers, William Harold Meyers, Arthur T. Miles, Janice Lynn Miller, Marilyn M. Miller, Robert Leonard Miller, Marjorie Louise Monigold, Joyce Ann Morse, Charlene Marie Moyer, James W. Murphy, Karen Kay Myers,

Della Marie Neuman, Sharon Joan Nevenhoven, Karl Henry Nienhuis, Sara Jane Noeske, William R. Norton,

Glen Edward Otto,

Judith A. Paar, Norma Jean Palmer, Mary A. Parker, Nancy L. Parkin, Charles W. Penticoff, Janis K. Phillips, Ronald R. Picking, Donald R. Pierce, Sharon K. Pinnow, Barbara K. Porter, James Richard Price,

Lynda Lee Raih, Larry E. Reel, Donald K. Regez, Alice Reintz, Richard J. Reynolds, Ronald O. Richter, Sharon Amy Rinderman, Joe E. Rosenstiel Jr., Carol Rudy, James Russell Rush, Bonita F. Russell, Richard G. Rutter,

Carl Dale Sanman, Mary Sue Sauer, Sylvia Sue Schrader, Gary R. Schroeder, Bette Mae Schult, Martha Vera Scovill, James M. Seeman, Judith Ann Shaw, Carolyn Marie Sheetz, Janica Faye Shelly, William Andrew Shepherd, James F. Sieck, Richard J. Smith, Gerald J. Sofran, Russell Calvin Spencer, James Robert Stadermann, Patricia Jean Stallard, Emerson J. Stees, Karen Kay Steffen, Linda Jean Steffen, Sally Ann Stout, Carolyn Ann Sward, Sandra June Symanek,

Oather L. Taylor, Beverly Ann Thompson, Charles Franklin Triplett,

Carol Laura Uthlaut,

James Vallarta, Gerald A. Van Loh, Larry L. Vehmeier,

Ronald Lester Wagand, Katherine Wagens, John P. Watz, Patricia June Wirsing, Roger M. Wisdom, Anita L. Wolfe, Donald E. Workinger, Walter Wuthrich Jr.,

Leland Yoder, Delores Ann Young, Diane Margo Young.

Name help provided by Fred Kluth, Class of 1959.

Photos from the aftermath of the December 20, 1957, St. John Church fire.

1957 license plate

My father's 1957 license plate.

1957 Chevy plate

My grandfather's 1957 plate went onto his new 1957 Chevy.

bicycle license plate

My 1956-1957 bicycle license plate.

Burgess Battery ad for Radar Lights

1957 Burgess Battery ad.

Union Dairy calendar

Union Dairy calendar.

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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