Baumgarten, Frederick Ernst

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Baumgarten, Frederick Ernst

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  • Baumgarten, Friedrich Ernst

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  • Baumgarten, Frederick E.

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Dates of existence

1810-1869

History

Born in Nordheim, Germany, Friedrich Ernst Baumgarten was a German-American physician who emigrated to the United States in the 1840s, settling in St. Louis in 1850. He received his medical degree from the University of Gottingen in 1831, and became a mining surgeon in in the town of Clausthal in the Harz Mountains. After earning another degree from the University of Jena in 1844, Friedrich became interested in the prospect of a better life in the United States.

He left his family for Galveston, Texas and attempted to establish a medical practice there, but yellow fever epidemics pushed him to settle further north. In 1850, Friedrich (now known as Frederick) came to St. Louis and found it to his liking due to the growing German immigrant community, so he sent for his wife and children to move in with him. The family settled in 1851, and Frederick became an American citizen in 1852. However, his wife could not adjust to life in America so she soon moved back to Germany with their daughters while their son, Gustav, remained behind with his father.

During his career in St. Louis, Frederick emphasized his medical interest in obstetrics, but carried on a successful practice with patients with a variety of backgrounds and medical afflictions. He was a founding member of the German Medical Society of St. Louis and participated in the St. Louis Medical Society, the St. Louis Academy of Science, and the Masonic Order.

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Nordheim, Germany

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Baumgarten family (1840-)

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family

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Frederick Ernst Baumgarten who came to St. Louis in 1849 was the male progenitor of an influential German-American family of medical doctors. His son Gustav (1837-1910), grandson Walter Sr. (1873-1945), and great-grandson Walter Jr. (1912-1980) were medical doctors who practiced in the St. Louis area and were associated with the Washington University School of Medicine and its precursor medical schools.

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Baumgarten, Joanna (Born 28 March 1840-15 August 1916)

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family

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Baumgarten, Joanna

is the child of

Baumgarten, Frederick Ernst

Dates of the relationship

1840-1869

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Baumgarten, Gustav (1837-1910)

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family

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Baumgarten, Gustav

is the child of

Baumgarten, Frederick Ernst

Dates of the relationship

1837-1869

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Baumgarten, Theodora (3 Marz 1842-1910?)

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Category of the relationship

family

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Baumgarten, Theodora

is the child of

Baumgarten, Frederick Ernst

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Revised

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created December 16, 2019 10:46 AM

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  • English

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  • Latin

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