German born carouselmaker sent to the U.S.A. by his father Michael with a carousel. Founder of the Dentzel Carousel Company in Germantown (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania.
Gustav was born about 1844 in Kreuznach, Germany. At the age of 20 (1864) he sailed to America. His profession was a carver. In the USA he married the first time about 1874 Alma N.N. They have the children Augusta, William H. I., Margaret, Helen and Charles. In 1880 Alma died and in 1881 he married the second time: Mary N.N. and in 1881 Edward P. was born. In 1900 he was back in Germany with Helen and in 1904 he was in Germany with Edward.