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Vitality Feeds was a poultry food produced by the Rosenbaum Brothers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The brother included Joseph, Emmanuel, and Morris who emigrated to Iowa from Germany with their family circa 1850. Joseph Rosenbaum was a veteran of the American Civil War having fought for the Union in the 31st Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He and his brothers owned and operated several successful businesses in Iowa such as livestock and feed enterprises and a bank. In 1874, they sold all of their assets in Iowa and moved to Chicago to set up Rosenbaum Brothers & Company. In Chicago, their company revolved around livestock and grain. A successful and important businessman, Joseph was a member of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago. From 1908-1909, Joseph was the Illinois Department Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and the 43rd encampment in Aurora, IL. He was presented the key to the city of Aurora as a show of esteem and good will.
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Taylor, C. H. (1917). History of the board of trade of the city of Chicago. Chicago: R.O. Law.