Born on February 19, 1835 in Olpe Westphalia, Prussia, he was the son of Henry and Regina Hardinake. As a young man he was a member of the body guard for the King of Prussia. Later he became a tanner by trade and was employed in Germany, France and the United States. At thirty-five he entered the Passionist novitiate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and on June 29, 1871 professed his vows. Strong and determined he also could express his temper with some intensity. Still he was a devoted man, especially to the Blessed Mother. At various monasteries his assignments included one who quested monies, gardener, engineer, and painter. In his later years he helped in the monastery kitchen. He died at Holy Cross Monastery, Mount Adams, Cincinnati.
February 19, 1835
June 29, 1871
May 7, 1904
Anthony of the Sorrowful Virgin Hardinake