Dr. Frederik Gustave Adolph Bardenheier, who is well known in professional circles as a specialist in the treatment of diseases Of the ear, nose and throat, was born in St. Louis, April 13, 1881, and he has chosen to make the city of his nativity the scene of his professional labors and successes. His father, Philipp Bardenheier, came to the United States in the early ’50s and won success along commercial line. The mother, Mrs. Helen Bardenheier, arrived in this country from the Rhine region of Germany some time after her future husband crossed the Atlantic.
Dr. Bardenheier was educated in the parochial and public schools of St. Louis and later pursued a preparatory course prior to entering upon his medical studies. He attended the Marion Sims Beaumont Medical School from 1899 until 1903, in which year he was graduated on the completion of the regular four years’ course. He afterward spent two years in the St. Louis City and Female Hospitals, gaining that broad, varied and valuable experience which is never as quickly acquired in any other way as in hospital practice. He subsequently devoted two years to the general practice of medicine and surgery and then went abroad to complete his studies by specializing on diseases of the ear, nose and throat in medical centers of Germany and Austria. He has been very successful in the line of his specialty since his return to his native country and is now on the active staff of the Josephine Hospital and a member of the consulting staff of St. Anthony’s Hospital and St. John’s Hospital.
On the 17th of March, 1919, in St. Louis, Dr. Bardenheier was married to Miss Virginia Andrews, a daughter of William and Alberta Andrews, the former a professor in and principal of the Benton high school. The religious faith of the family is that of the Catholic church. During the war period Dr. Bardenheier joined the Voluntary Service Corps and was an examiner for the Aviation Corps. His political endorsement is given to the republican party and he is well known in club circles through his membership in the Missouri Athletic Association, the Sunset Hill Country Club and the St. Louis Club.