Frederick Martin Lehman

LEHMAN, Frederick Martin. b. Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany, 7 August 1868; d. Pasadena, California, 20 February 1953. Lehman emigrated to America with his family when he was a child, aged four. The family settled in Iowa, where he lived for most of his childhood years. At the age of eleven he had a vision, which he related in after years, and which he regarded as having shaped his later life: One glad morning about eleven o’clock while walking up the country lane, skirted by a wild crab-apple grove on the right and an osage fence, with an old white-elm gate in a gap at the left, suddenly Heaven let a cornucopia of glory descend on the eleven-year old lad. The wild crab-apple grove...

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