Johan Fredrik Carlsson

1845–1922.

Master smith.

Johan Fredrik Carlsson was born in Mådra Skog Torp in Almunge and established himself as a master Smith in the old former mill smith at Akademikvarnen in the middle of Uppsala.

When the cathedral was restored in the 1880 century, Carlsson made the locks to the church gates. As an entrepreneur he was engaged by Uppsala City in 1910 when the gas-water and sewer lines were to be placed in the streets (J. F. Carlsson's Pipeline store).

Johan Fredrik Carlson sat in the city Council for 24 years, was one of the principals of Uppsala Savings Bank, member of the Board of Gillbergska Children's House Fund and for the Technical school, member of the Borgerskapets Elder and Gävle Chamber of Commerce and member of Uppsala Missionary Association.

 

Burial site: 0130-1305

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Martin Edlund

1884–1955.

Manager, Business executive.

Martin Edlund grew up in Börje outside of Uppsala. As a teenager, Edlund came to his uncle Gustaf Edlund who owned the mill at Vasksala Torg.

In 1914 Edlund became CEO of Uppsala Roller Mill as the uncle had bought up and expanded the business by contract with Skellefteå Baker Karl Lundström, who on Edlund's proposal marketed the Uppsala company's flour under the name Vasa with the King's picture on the packaging.

Lundström later started Wasabröd in Filipstad. In 1917 Edlund began manufacturing Vasa steam prepared oats and oatmeal.

The following year, Holmgren's vinegar works was bought, which was transformed into Uppsala vinegar works AB, including mustard as the main product. It then changed its name to Slotts AB.

The technically talented german engineer Bruno Knebel was brought in (who became production manager) and Edlund managed to obtain a world patent on their closed system for the production of biological vinegar.

In 1936 Edlund in addition founded, The Uppsala Silk weaving factory with a noted children's crib for the children of the employees. He also started Children colony in Örsand (opposite Skokloster) and was a leader in the Children's Day movement.

 

Burial site: 0150-2038

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Johan Bredman

1770–1859.

Astronomer.

Johan Bredman, born in Oviken in Jämtland, became Associate professor in mathematics in 1801 and Assistant professor in 1802 at the observatory.

At that time, the observatory was in such a condition, that the practical work could not be carried out satisfactorily. All the instruments were from Celsius' time and by the end of the 1700s the observatory was considered to have been condemned. Bredman was Professor of astronomy in 1811–1841 and also an author of textbooks.

He is mentioned in Wennerberg's Glunterne regarding "another planet whose name not the Bredman knows" (Gluntarne No. 3 Uppsala is best). It was said that Bredman was a skilled lecturer and an interested teacher.

Johan Bredman was the first inspector of Norrland Nation and was honored with the nation's greatest tombstone. He bequeathed money to the observatory and to scholarships for people from northern part of Sweden and other charitable purposes.

 

Burial site: 0119-0995

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Herman Baumbach

1857–1931.

Student.

Herman Baumbach was born near Grästorp and is commonly referred to as the most famous perpetual student. He came to Uppsala in 1876 and completed his Bachelors at 61 years of age after 84 terms of studies. He belonged to the Västgöta nation from 1876 until his death in 1931. 

Pencil of Herman Baumbach, signed by Carl Lindorm Möller's host. The artwork is included in the booklet (from 1925) Upsalagubbar. Photo: UUB.

Booklet of 20 drawings made by the artist Lindorm Möllerswärd. The motifs are famous figures in Uppsala. Photo: Anja Szyszkiewicz / Upplandsmuseet .

Baumbach focused his studies on Latin, German and English and he achieved high grades. With a bowler hat, big overcoat and screaky galoshes, Baumbach became a sight in the city.

 

Burial site: 0119-1013

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Fredric Mallet

1728-1797.

Astronomer, mathematician.

Fredric Mallet began studying at Uppsala University in 1745 with astronomy and mathematics as main subjects.

In 1754, Mallet started a training trip in Europe, a trip that lasted 28 months. After his return, he was appointed an observer at the Uppsala Observatory on Svartbäcksgatan, a service that he held for 16 years.

By the end of the 1700s, the Celsius observatory had decayed, but the building still remains in central Uppsala. The location in the middle of the city did not make it very suitable for observations. The instruments trembled when horse carriages pulled out on Svartbäcksgatan and the view was obscured by chimney smoke.

Astronomical Observatory, Uppsala. Engraver Fredrik Akrel. Illustration from Busser, Johan B., draft beskrifning on Upsala, Part 2, Uppsala 1769, pp. 112. The house was finished 1741. Photo: UUB.

The same building in 2019, which houses a goldsmith and various university departments. Photo: Henrik Zetterberg.

In 1769, Mallet was commissioned by the Academy of Sciences to study Venus from Pello in the Torne Valley. When Venus passes over the solar disc, was in the past important from a scientific point of view. By studying Venus from several different places on Earth, the researchers managed to determine the distance between the Earth and the sun.

In 1773 Fredric Mallet was appointed Professor of mathematics, a service he held until 1794.

 

Burial site: 0109-0466

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Adolph Murray

1751–1803.

Anatomist, surgeon.

Murray began studying at Uppsala University in 1764. Initially he devoted himself to botany, but was increasingly interested in anatomy and dissections.

His anatomy studies led in 1771 up to a dissertation he defended under Linnaeus' leadership. In 1772 Murray graduated as a medical doctor in Uppsala. After his dissertation, Murray began a training trip in Europe and was in 1774 appointed professor of anatomy at Uppsala University.

He returned to Uppsala in 1776 and entered his office. In 1778 Murray became Uppsala's first professor of surgery. In his scientific work, he published a number of dissertations, as well as many other writings.

A significant contribution in Swedish is the Dissertation on the progress of anatomy in more recent times, which formed his voluminous bureau speech in the academy of Sciences in 1794 when he became its chairman.

Page from lecture notes. Murray is the author. Photo: UUB.

Murray's amputation tools for soft parts and for cutting bones. The picture also shows a dissertation by Murray from 1798. Photo: Urban Josefsson, Medical History Museum.

At the Medical History Museum in Uppsala there is a unique collection of surgical and gynecological instruments collected by Adolph Murray. Letters between Murray and Linnaeus are preserved at Uppsala University.

 

Burial site: 0109-0461A

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Fritz Ehrengranat

1827–1873.

Station Inspector.

Georg Fredrik (Fritz) Ehrengranat was born in Rangtorp and began his career as a seaman and graduated as sea captain in 1847.

After completing the service as sea captain, Ehrengranat was employed by Swedish State Railways as station inspector at Skövde railway station.

He was then employed as the first station inspector at Uppsala Central Station from its inauguration in 1866. He worked there until his death.

 

Burial site: 0152-0004

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Uno von Troil

1746–1803.

Archbishop.

Uno Trolius, later Uno von Troil, was born in Stockholm. After theological studies in Uppsala von Troil, between 1770–1773, undertook a long trip abroad in Europe and visited Iceland as well. His trip report was portrayed in Letters concerning travel to Iceland. The book was highly acclaimed and translated into German, English and French.

Uno von Troil was ordained in 1773 and, thanks to good relations with King Gustavus III, made a fast career. He became archbishop at the age of 40 and was interested in work for the poor and teaching.

Uno von Troil was also a keen supporter for general Ecclesiastical Affairs and published in 1793 Proposals for church songs for Church songs for the Swedish assembly and Proposals for a new Church handbook, both of which were characterized by his efforts to modernize the Swedish Language.

As a researcher in church history, he published the work Writings and documents to enlightenment in the history of the Swedish Church and Reformation (5 bands, 1790-91).

Uno von Troils "autobiography and travel Notes" is published In the Swedish memoirs and lettersof Henrik Schücks and Oscar Levertins.

Uno von Troil sat at the deathbed of King Gustavus III and later held his sermon.

 

Burial site: 0104-0225

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Johanne Grieg Cederblad

1901–1979.

Author, speaker.

Johanne Grieg Cederblad was born in Bergen, Norway.

In 1933 she settled in Uppsala and was very involved in popular education. She also worked with elderly care and patients in psychiatric hospitals. Grieg Cederblad was also a children's book author and lecturer.

Grieg Cederblad was also a translator of Swedish fiction to Norwegian from the time she came to Sweden until the end of the 1940s. She employed by her brother Harald (founder, major shareholder and CEO of Gyldendal Norsk Forlag). She also wrote articles in Alle Kvinners Blad.

Johanne Grieg Cederblad and Bothild Fredriksson examine the garments collected by the Swedish Norway help (during WWII). The picture is published in UNT 1940. Photo: Paul Sandberg / Upplandsmuseet.

A memorial festival for the Nordahl Grieg in Stockholm in 1944. In the photo, from the left: Grammar school lecturer Carl Cederblad, Uppsala, Mrs Johanne Grieg Cederblad, Minister Bull, Sigurd Hoel and theatre director Hans Jacob Nielsen. Photo: National Archives of Norway.

During the war years and during the German occupation of Norway, Grieg Cederblad was very active in the Norway help. In 1946, she was awarded King Haakon VII's Cross of freedom for her work.

 

Burial site: 0110-0498A

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Jan "Moltas" Erikson

1932–1988.

Psychiatrist, Radio and Television entertainer

Jan "Moltas" Erikson was born in Uppsala and got his nickname in the Uppsala Cathedral Boys Choir.

He was particularly well known for his participation in Hasse Alfredson's and Tage Danielsson's Mosebacke monarchy and In a minute. Erikson also made some minor roles on film.

Moltas Erikson, "Even the father of the house makes good use at home", Uppsala November 1963. Photo: Uppsala-Bild / Upplandsmuseet.

Moltas Erikson, Uppsala 1967. Photo: Uppsala-Bild / Upplandsmuseet.

He also worked as a psychiatrist at Ulleråker Hospital in Uppsala. Erikson was also a summer host on Radio on several occasions.

"Moltas" Erikson is buried together with his parents, who had the sewing shop Sybehörsaffären Hultman Eftr. at Svartbäcksgatan. 

 

Burial site: 0103-0198B

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