Frederick Feikema Manfred
1912-September 7, 1994) was a noted Western
was born in Doon, Iowa.
was baptized Frederick Feikes Feikema, VII
, and he
used the name Feike Feikema when he published his first books.
According to Alvin Plantinga
Manfred thought that he would have a hard time being taken
seriously by the Eastern establishment with a name like "Feike
Feikema", so he elected to change his name to Frederick Manfred.
He was the
individual who coined the immediate area around his home area of
City, Iowa, Siouxland.
From 1942 - 1943 he was a patient at Glen Lake Sanatorium
in Minnesota. He
met his future wife, Maryanna Shorba, at the sanatorium. He
fictionalized this period in his book, Boy Almighty
published under Feike Feikema.
For a time
he lived in a house which is now the interpretive center of
State Park in Rock County, Minnesota. He attended Calvin College in Michigan.
His books include: