Jane Miller Thengberg was born in Greenock, Scotland, and after her father's death, her mother with her two children moved back to Sweden.
Miller Thengberg conducted pedagogical studies in Sweden and abroad and taught as a governess in Stockholm 1845-1852. A short time she was also governess in Scotland.
In 1853 she moved to Uppsala where she soon met her future husband, the librarian and teacher at the Cathedral school Pehr Adrian Thengberg.
Miller Thengberg was strongly committed to the issue of girls education. With the support of her husband Adrian Thengberg, P. D. Atterbom, Malla Silfverstolpe and Gunnar Wennerberg, she founded a girls school in 1855 with the name Klosterskolan.
The teaching was conducted in the building on present-day Klostergatan. The school quickly gained a reputation as the best girls' school in the country. The house has its roots in the medieval settlement and is located in the block north of the old monastery area.
When Miller Thengberg was recruited eight years later as director of the Higher educator seminar, with a training school in Stockholm, 130 girls had had time to get schooling in the house.
She was also one of the initiators of the School of Home Economics in Uppsala.
Jane Miller Thengberg is buried at Västgöta nations burial site, which was created by a donation of the spouses Adrian Thengberg (d. 1859) and Jane Miller Thengberg. She paid both the long iron fence and the casting of the sculpted lion performed by the sculptor W. Hoffman.
Through Hugo Alfvén's agency, Sven Lilja was granted a spot at the Stockholm Conservatory of Music and studied there from 1912–1917.
After a few years as an actor he worked as a singing and music teacher in Sundsvall, music teacher at the Stockholm Folk high schools, cantor in Sofia Parish and conductor for Stockholms Arbetarsångförening and the Stockholm Song Association. Sven Lilja introduced the modern sing-along and made it a popular movement.
He led a sing-along movement in the countryside and on radio but above all at Skansen where he for the first time led the movement 1935. In the following year, the sing-evenings at Skansen became a standing institution.
Sven Lilja also plays himself in the film "Love and Sing" from 1944.
Barbro Holmdahl was a teacher at the nursing school and trained as a nurse at Uppsala nursing schools. In 1990, she became an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University. Prior to that, Holmdahl had trained as a psychologist.
As an author she has published the Boken om Henrik (1986), which depicts the illness and death of her own son. Other books she has published are Tusen år i det svenska barnets historia (2000) and Sjuksköterskans historia (1994).
One of several ways she used to educate her students was to take them on tour in Uppsala and talk about the health care facilities and the poor house. She also taught crisis management.
In the age of eight, Hildur Akselsson suffered from child paralysis (polio) and as wheelchair bound she managed to acquire a good humanistic education. She had no formal teacher training but had the talent to teach children.
At the age of 19, she began a business in her parents home at Villa Vägen 3 (Villa Tomtebo) which would be known as "Aunt Hildur's School" and a well-known institution in Uppsala for 37 years.
In 1913 the family moved to the corner house at Skolatan 33 at Västra Strandgatan overlooking the creek and "Magdeburg". Her students included Dag Hammarskjöld and Gunnar Weman. About Hammarskjöld, Hildur Akselsson mentioned that he had easy to learn.
Agnes Geijer was born in October 1898 in an academic home in Uppsala. She later became an art teacher and textile history at the School of Home Economics from 1921 to 1927 and assistant professor at the Swedish National Museum of History and the National Museum. She was also the most leading researcher in Nordic textile history of her time.
She was the leader of Pieta's preservation Department in 1930 – 1949 and head of the Swedish National Heritage Board textile department.
In 1938 Geijer received her doctorate with a dissertation on ancient textiles from the excavations at Björkö (Birka) and made a groundbreaking contribution to textile research. The textiles found at Birka were of different materials and produced differently, sometimes with unknown techniques. Geijer's work with the findings at Birka showed that Viking-age costumes could be reconstructed and that their origin could be determined.
Agnes Geijer published several writings, such as medieval textiles of Swedish manufacturing, textile treasures in Uppsala Cathedral and from the history of textile art that has been translated into English, which has given her international recognition.
To strengthen the Nordic textile research, she set up the foundation Agnes Geijer's Fund for Nordic Textile Research and the foundation has been active since 1988.
Agnes Geijer (to the right). at a preserved Polish banner from the 1600 of the Swedish State Trophy collection. Photo: Statens Trofésamling 1959.
Agnes Geijer (to the right) on Pietas textile preservation. Photo: Svenska Journalen 1942.
Acommodation inspector, municipal politician, gymnastics teacher.
After graduating from the Gymnastics Institute in Stockholm in 1893 Hildur Ottelin moved to Skolgatan 10 in Uppsala and lived there for some time with her brother. For several years she worked as a gymnastics teacher and physiotherapist at the Lindska School and Anna Wikström's Business School for blind women.
In 1903, Ottelin invested in two farms at Stamgatan (today's Geijersgatan) 7 and 10 with the intention of renting out housing and settled himself in number 10. A year later, she bought land from vicar Otto Myrberg in Rickomberga, which was later sold cheaply to working families and together with them a single-family association, Rickomberga Egna Hem, was formed, where she was CEO from 1904 to 1923.
Later, Ottelin became a acommodation inspector for the Health Care Board and in 1912, as the first woman, was elected to the Social Democratic Party. Likewise, Ottelin was also the first woman in the City board.
As a politician, she became known for her many controversial proposals and dedications in housing issues and in issues regarding the elderly. Hildur Ottelin continued to engage in municipal affairs until her death.
Since 1950 a street in Uppsala, in the area Rickomberga carries her name.
As a child, Ida Norrby was placed with her uncle, Professor Carl Norrby, and his wife, the educator Jane Miller Thengberg in Uppsala.
Apart from a few short stays in the birth city of Kalmar, she spent her childhood and adolescence in Uppsala. After the small school teacher education, Norrby studied home economics, chemistry, physiology and Health Sciences in Edinburgh.
Back to Uppsala in 1894, she was employed at the Department of Home economics at Uppsala Enskilda Grammar School where J. A. Lundell was the principal. The following year the school was formed for the home economy, where Norrby was the director of 1933.
The School of Home Economics, Trädgårdsgatan 14, Uppsala 1938. Photo: Paul Sandberg / Upplandsmuseet.
Graduate of the School of Home Economics, unknown year. Photo: Gunnar Sundgren / Upplandsmuseet.
In 1903, Norrby published the Home Cookbook, 50 editions of which were published (1994), and she was also responsible for the preparation of the Little Cookbook (1926), the School Cookbook (1925) and the Big Cookbook (1926).
She was one of the founders of the Swedish Association of Mistresses Association and was its Chairman 1919–1926 and chairman of both the Swedish school kitchen teachers Association 1913–1926 and the Swedish Crafts Educator Association 1919–1929.
Ida Norrby was also a member of the Uppsala City Council from 1919 to 1930 and became an honorary doctor at Uppsala University in 1927.