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]


  1. Herringshaw's city blue book of biography : Chicagoans of 1919 (Volume 1919). Google Books.
  2. Ninth Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of Chicago for the year ending March 31, 1867 for the Chicago Board of Trade. Google Books.
  3. Raymond Gerstenberg, Board Of Trade Senior. Chicago Tribune.
  4. History of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago. University of Illinois.