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 disclosed by Arizona Republic on November 11th, 2015 that Harlan John Diehl died in Arizona.  Diehl was 96 years old and was born in Freeport, IL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Harlan John's life.

It was reported by Arizona Republic on September 15th, 2015 that Rodney Walter Genant passed on in Gilbert, Arizona.  Genant was 72 years old and was born in Freeport, IL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Rodney Walter's life.

It was disclosed by Orange County Register on July 5th, 2015 that Carole Lee Blackmer (Kamrar) passed away in Lake Forest, California.  Ms. Blackmer was 80 years old and was born in Freeport, IL.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Carole Lee's life.

It was written on May 24th, 2015 that E Joy Mosher (Sutten) passed on in Freeport, Illinois.  Ms. Mosher was 72 years old and was born in Springfield, OR.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor E Joy's life.

It was disclosed by Orange County Register on April 12th, 2015 that William "Bill" Earnest passed on in Orange, California.  Earnest was 89 years old and was born in Freeport, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor William "Bill"'s life.

It was written by Greeley Tribune on April 10th, 2015 that Robert "Joe" Harris died in Greeley, Colorado.  Harris was 76 years old and was born in Freeport, IL.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Robert "Joe"'s life.

It was revealed on February 20th, 2015 that Owen Edward Wrzeszcz passed away in Freeport, Illinois.  Wrzeszcz was 76 years old.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Owen Edward's life.

It was disclosed on January 1st, 2015 that Patricia V "Pat" Kidwell (Steffen) perished in Freeport, Illinois.  Ms. Kidwell was 83 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Patricia V "Pat"'s life.

It was written by Peoria Journal Star on December 23rd, 2014 that John R Lock died in Freeport, Illinois.  Lock was 74 years old.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor John R's life.

It was noted on October 16th, 2014 that Orval Stofferahn passed on in Freeport, Illinois.  Stofferahn was 91 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Orval's life.

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Burke-Tubbs Funeral Homes
5423 21st Ave Ne
Freeport, WA 98185
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Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
5423 21st Ave Ne
Freeport, WA 98185
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Freeport City Cemetery
5423 21st Ave Ne
Freeport, WA 98185
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Grandview Cemetery Association
5423 21st Ave Ne
Freeport, WA 98185
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Oakland Cemetery & Mausoleum
5423 21st Ave Ne
Freeport, WA 98185
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Schwarz Funeral Home
5423 21st Ave Ne
Freeport, WA 98185
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Walker Mortuary Limited
5423 21st Ave Ne
Freeport, WA 98185

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.
http://www.burketubbs.com/

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/