The Taufregister (Birth and Christening Record),page 23,No.56 in the year 1842 of the Evangical Luthern Church in Oberdorla lists the birth and christening of Gustav August Freudenthal. The Christening took place on November 28,1842 with August Christian Friedrick Krebs,the son of the Doctor Johann Christian Krebs,surgeon in Oberdorla as witness and godfather.
Gustav August was eleven months old when the ship "Luisa" arrived in Baltimore, Maryland on October 2,1843 from the port of Bremen.
War between the States broke out on 5 May 1861. Gustav August at the age of 18 enlisted as private in the Company K ,20th Regiment, New York Infantry.During the Battle of Antietam, Gustav received a skull fracture . During the second Battle of Winchester on May 5,1863 He was wounded in the left side.He was discharged at New York City and at the age of 21 enlisted as private in the Company D,3rd Regiment New Jersey Cavalry on February 1864. He was promoted to Corporal. Discharge took place August 1865.
When the War was over , he and Albertina moved their family to Nashville. After several years they moved to Dickson County to their farm where the remained of their children were born. Gustav practiced "natural healing" and during this time he became known as "Doctor Freudenthal".