Charles Gerstenberg

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Charles Gerstenberg
Occupation Grain Commission Merchant
Employer Gerstenberg & Company
Location Chicago

Charles Gerstenberg was a Chicago-based grain commission merchant and a founding member of the Chicago Board of Trade.[1][2]


Gerstenberg founded Gerstenberg & Company, a commercial grain company, in 1856 in Chicago. His sons Adolph and Erich later worked for the company.[3] Gerstenberg & Company was sometimes referred to as "The House of Gerstenberg."

In book about the history of the CBOT, Gerstenberg is referred to as Carl Gerstenberg.[4]