Albert Johan Petersson
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Albert Johan Petersson (6 February 1870-18/19 August 1914) was a Swedish chemist, engineer and industrialist. He is most known as the developer of the Alby-furnace for producing of Calcium carbide and as the first director of the carbide and cyanamide factories in Odda in Norway. He was born in Landskrona, Sweden and probably died during a boat trip between Odda and Bergen.
Family and disappearance
Albert Petersson was married to the German born Leonie Witt, daughter of professor Otto Nikolaus Witt (1853–1915) in Berlin. Together they had two children, both born in Odda. Claus was born in 1907. On 18 August 1914 Petersson went aboard the fjord steamer D/S Ullensvang in Odda. The next morning the boat arrived in Bergen and he had disappeared. The cause of his disappearance remains unknown.
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