Places

  • Freeport is also known as: Stephenson County / Freeport city.

Facts

  • Some of the notable people born here have been: Calista Flockhart (actor), Gerald McClellan (professional boxer), Geoff Rodkey (screenwriter and author), Ravi Patel (actor), Tuffy Gosewisch (baseball player), Kim Hughes (coach), and Shaun Daley (actor).

History

Freeport is a city in — and the county seat of — Stephenson County, Illinois. The mayor of Freeport is George W. Gaulrapp, elected in 2005. Originally called Winneshiek, the municipality when it was incorporated took its name from the generosity of Tutty Baker, who was credited with running a "Free Port" on the Pecatonica River. The name 'Winneshiek' was later adopted, and is preserved to this day, by the Freeport Community Theatre Group. In 1837, Stephenson County was formed and in 1838, Freeport became its seat of government. Linked by a stagecoach with Chicago, the community grew rapidly. In 1840, a frame courthouse was erected and the first school was founded. Within two years, Freeport had two newspapers and in 1853, the two were joined by a third which published in German. By then, the community had a population of 2,000. On August 27, 1858, the second debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas took place in Freeport and gave the nation direction in the following years. Although Stephen Douglas won the election and retained his U. Senate seat, his reply to a question on slavery alienated the South, which called it the...

The official website for the city of Freeport is http://www.ci.freeport.il.us/.

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Freeport Obituaries

It was reported by Tampa Tribune on April 28th, 2016 that Barry Lowell Grahl died in Plant City, Florida.  Grahl was 83 years old and was born in Freeport, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Barry Lowell's life.

It was noted by The Daily Herald on April 17th, 2016 that Joy M Steele (Foehner) passed away in Freeport, Illinois.  Ms. Steele was 84 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Joy M's life.

It was revealed by Chicago Tribune on April 1st, 2016 that William Patrick "Bill" Kehoe died in Freeport, Illinois.  Kehoe was 78 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor William Patrick "Bill"'s life.

It was written by The Daily Herald on February 19th, 2016 that Joan B Nickerson (Ball) passed away in Freeport, Illinois.  Ms. Nickerson was 84 years old.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Joan B's life.

It was revealed by The Daily Herald on January 29th, 2016 that Raymond Clifford III Plum passed on in Freeport, Illinois.  Plum was 75 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Raymond Clifford III's life.

It was revealed by The Daily Herald on January 29th, 2016 that Raymond Clifford III Plum passed away in Freeport, Illinois.  Plum was 75 years old.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Raymond Clifford III's life.

It was written by The Daily Herald on January 29th, 2016 that Raymond Clifford III Plum passed away in Freeport, Illinois.  Plum was 75 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Raymond Clifford III's life.

It was revealed by Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier on January 4th, 2016 that Jeanette Joyce Folkerts (Zimmerman) passed away in Iowa Falls, Iowa.  Ms. Folkerts was 84 years old and was born in Freeport, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Jeanette Joyce's life.

It was reported by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on January 3rd, 2016 that William Eugene Ellis died in Tomah, Wisconsin.  Ellis was 82 years old and was born in Freeport, IL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor William Eugene's life.

It was disclosed by The Desert Sun on December 11th, 2015 that Donald M King passed away in California.  King was 91 years old and was born in Freeport, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Donald M's life.

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Walker Mortuary Limited

In 1923, Esther Walker became the proprietor of Walker Mortuary. In an era that had just given women the right to vote, a woman business owner was very unique and a woman owning a mortuary even more so. To this day, Walker Mortuary, Ltd....

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Burke-Tubbs Funeral Homes
504 N Walnut Ave
Freeport, IL 61032
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Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
2514 Il Route 26 S
Freeport, IL 61032
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Freeport City Cemetery
902 W Lincoln St
Freeport, IL 61032
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Grandview Cemetery Association
807 S Adams Ave
Freeport, IL 61032
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Oakland Cemetery & Mausoleum
2619 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
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Schwarz Funeral Home
816 S Galena Ave
Freeport, IL 61032
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Walker Mortuary Limited
321 W Main St
Freeport, IL 61032

Freeport Funeral Home News

Thomas Tom E. Casper
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Freeport, IL. Scripture service will be Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit WI with visitation to follow ...
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/articles/2010/11/04/announcements/obituaries/obit403.txt

Arlene J. Wilson-Kish
Freeport, Illinois. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, with Pastor Michael Jones officiating. Burial will be in Savanna Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7 ...
http://clintonherald.com/obituaries/x104123609/Arlene-J-Wilson-Kish

Kenneth Bryan Ken Braden
He married Kris Kempel in Freeport on September 4 ... 2010, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, IL 61103. Visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2010, at the funeral home and ...
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/articles/2010/11/04/announcements/obituaries/obit401.txt

OBITUARY: Kenneth B. Braden
He married Kris Kempel in Freeport on Sept. 4 ... The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford IL 61103. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 ...
http://www.journalstandard.com/obituaries/x782436319/OBITUARY-Kenneth-B-Braden

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Freeport Funeral Homes and funeral services in Illinois
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Daughenbaugh Funeral Home and Cremation Services | Walker ...
Freeport IL funeral home, crematory, & mortuary offering cremation, memorial, burial & cemetery services: Walker Mortuary & Cremation Services, Freeport, Illinois.
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Burke Tubbs Funeral Home
Locally owned and operated funeral and cremation services in Freeport, IL. Preplanning and prearrangement services also offered.
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Walker Mortuary, Ltd.
Freeport IL funeral home, crematory, & mortuary offering cremation, memorial, burial & cemetery services: Walker Mortuary & Cremation Services, Freeport, Illinois.
http://www.walkermortuary.com/