Peter Göring (entrepreneur)

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Peter Göring (born February 23, 1784 in Wesel ; † May 12, 1862 in Düsseldorf ) was a German mining and smelting company.


Göring was the son of the district and city ​​judge Heinrich Christian Göring (1740-1805) and Elisabeth Bernhardine Göring (1751-1819). After completing a commercial apprenticeship, he founded a cloth factory in Düsseldorf in 1816, which he had to close in 1833 due to strong English competition. In 1837 he was a shareholder in the Graf Beust and Helene & Amalie collieries in Essen. From 1837 Göring was also a co-owner of the Friedrich Wilhelms-Hütte in Mülheim an der Ruhr , taking the place of Johann Dinnendahl . After 1837 Göring undertook a study trip to England, which brought him closer to the areas of coking coal and the construction of coke ovens. In 1841 he put a charcoal stove into operation. In 1847 he left Mülheim, where Julius Römheld built the first coke oven in the Ruhr area in 1848 .

Between 1848 and 1851 he and Wilhelm Stein bought some ore mines on the Lahn and in Siegerland , whereupon the two of them founded the Stein & Göring union . From 1851 Göring and Stein built the Niederrheinische Hütte and after they were able to poach Julius Römheld, they put the second coke oven in the Ruhr area into operation. Another blast furnace followed in 1854.