Sven Anders Hägg
Shoemaker, politician, author.
Sven Anders Hägg began when he was 10 years old as shoemaker apprentice and received the apprentice letter in 1840. From 1845 to 1848, Hägg was in Stockholm, St. Petersburg and in Paris, where he witnessed the revolution.
Hägg came to Uppsala in 1848 and became foreman of Shoemaker Lindgren's widow at Östra Ågatan 45. Hägg took over the workshop in 1852 and got the right work in Uppsala. The same year he formed General sickness and funeral assistance in connection with the Craft Association and was a member of the city council from 1862 to 1866.
Hägg was a devoutnon-drinker but was happy to go to the theatre, which was said to be "his only pleasure". As a writer, he published the History of the footwear, The urban market and Description of the Old cemetery in Uppsala.
On his 67th birthday, Hägg recieved the King's Medal in gold of the 5th size for civic merit. It was handed over by County Governor Adolf Hamilton.
Hägg had his house at Gräsgränden, next to the entrance to the current Bangårdsgatan at the Fyris creek. In the book about the Old Cemetery he writes about his children: "Two children, a boy close to two years and a girl at the age of four, are buried here".
Burial site: 0156-0253
Image description: Sven Anders Hägg, Uppsala ca 1850. Photo: Karl Ågren / UUB. [The image is cropped]
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