Carl Wolrath


Hardware merchant, entrepreneur.

Carl Wolrath was born in Eksjö. Later in life he moved to Uppsala and was employed at Öberg's hardware store at Svartbäcksgatan 16 (the store later moved to no. 21).

Wolrath married the merchant's daughter in 1894 and later took over the business in 1901. The shop was then named Wolrath & Co. In 1941, the company moved slightly closer to Stora Torget to Svartbäcksgatan 14.

AB Wolrath & Co, Svartbäcksgatan, Uppsala August 1940. Photo: Paul Sandberg / Upplandsmuseet.

AB Wolrath & Co's hardware store on Svartbäcksgatan 14, Uppsala November 1941. Photo: Paul Sandberg / Upplandsmuseet.

Wolrath was a member of the City Council from 1905 to 1922 and was a member of the City Treasury in 1919.


Burial site: 0138-1556

Image description: Carl Wolrath, Uppsala 1905. Photo: Heinrich Osti / UUB. [The image is cropped]
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