Anders Strandberg came to Uppsala at the age of 13 and started working as a store clerk.
In 1885 Strandberg started a manufakturaffär at Stora Torget. The store was later housed in the corner house (built in 1905) at Drottninggatan in the so-called Strandberg ska huset. The house was the first in the city with elevator, central heating and electricity. In the same year Strandberg, as a social and technical interest, developed an electricity plant for the city.
Stora torget (Main Square) in Uppsala 1901-1902, view towards Kungsängsgatan. At the time of the photography, Anders Strandberg's sewing shop was housed in the building. The corner plot was owned and built by Olof Rudbeck the Elder. The houses were demolished in 1934. Photo: Alfred Dahlgren / UUB.
The main square with the Strandberg house (built in 1905) on the right, 29 April 1911. At the time, Svenska veckan was celebrated as a manifestation to benefit Swedish industry. Photo: Unknown Photographer/UUB.
Strandberg was a member of the City Council from 1899 to 1930, executive member of the Chamber of Deputies from 1916 to 1928, and also a county councillor and member of the Hospital Board at Akademiska sjukhuset. He was also a member of the Elders of the Burghers.
Image description: The Strandberg family, Uppsala, 1908. Seated Anders Strandberg, Augusta Strandberg. Standing from left: Harald, Kaja, Svante and Ruth. Photo: Heinrich Osti / UUB. [The image is cropped] Click here for an uncropped image
Robert Fredrik von Kræmer came from Tavastland in Finland and participated as an officer in the campaign to Germany in 1813 and to Norway in 1814.
He was the governor of Uppsala from 1830 to 1862 and was as county manager an undisputed central figure and took a number of important initiatives. Communications improved through road construction, bridge construction, dredging of sail joints, and the formation of steamboat companies.
Kræmer also took the initiative for the founding of Ultuna Agricultural Institute and to the start of Sweden's first cooperative trade in Örsundsbro in 1850.
Kræmer also played a significant role in the development of the city of Uppsala. The city park, the walk at Flustret and Västgötaspången was created during his participation and he was known for his tree plantings, which were mentioned in Gunnar Wennerberg's Gluntarne:
"Cross what that Kræmer is good for the city. He builds bridges and plants wood."
Olof von Nackreij was born in Filipstad and became a student in Uppsala in 1743.
He was a Judge of the Court of Appeal in Göta court of appeal, county governor of Halland, Kronoberg County and became governor of Uppsala County in 1782. In 1778 Nackreij was elevated to Baron and was among the leaders in the Caps, a political faction during the Age of Liberty (1719–1772) in Sweden.
The beginning of the Baron letter from 1778. Photo: UUB.
The heraldry image from the Baron letter. Photo: UUB.
Olof von Nackreij died unmarried at Uppsala Castle in 1783 and thus ended his baronial lineage. Nackreij had asked to be buried in the Poor Cemetery as it was called at the time.
Tycho Hedén was a trained painter and also an ombudsman in the Swedish painters Union 1942–1954.
Hedén was interested in politics and he was the director of Folkets Hus, chairman of Uppsala Workers municipality, chairman of Uppsala County Social Democratic Party District 1920–1960, member of the city council from 1919 to 1959 and member of the county Council 1930–1962.
For several decades, Tycho Hedén was a leading politician in Uppsala and influential in the city's labour movement.
New residential areas were built in Uppsala during Hedén's time, which was led by City architect Gunnar Leche.
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.
Image description: Johan Fredrik Carlssons gravestone. Photo: Henrik Zetterberg. No photo of Johan Fredrik Carlsson was found when the page was made. [The image is cropped] Click here for an uncropped image
Rosalie Olivecrona was one of the pioneers of the Swedish women's movement. As a debater and women's rights fighter, she made considerable efforts.
In 1857 Olivecrona published a number of articles in Aftonbladet under the title "a crying voice in the desert". The articles defended Fredrika Bremer's novel Hertha, which was a post in the debate about the unmarried woman's authority.
Together with Sophie Adlersparre she started the Magazine for the home in 1859 where she published a variety of texts. Internationally, she had several assignments in the growing female public.
Olivecrona had the main responsibility for the exhibition on Women's crafts at the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873 and had similar assignments in Philadelphia, Paris and Chicago.
Rosalie Olivecronas literary writing began in the 1840s with poems and short stories in the "Gothenburg trade and shipping magazine" under the pseudonym La Straniera. The poetry collection Forest Flowers was published in 1855 and late in the life study Mary Carpenterand her activities (1887) and Scattered sheets (1889).
After her graduation, Eva Andén began studying law at Uppsala University and graduated in 1912.
After a law degree she travelled around the country and lectured on the marriage, child care and poor care laws. Andén also led courses in team knowledge for rural women, organized by country Association for Women's Political suffrage (LKPR).
In 1915 Andén took over a law firm for female clients, the women's law firm, and three years later she became a first woman member of the Swedish Bar Association.
Andén's Specialty was family law and assisted mainly clients in connection with divorces, inheritance, maintenance, custody issues and division of shares in divorces. As a client, Andén had Selma Lagerlöf and Astrid Lindgren.
Eva Andén was also part of a committee that was allowed to constitute the solicitor's referral body concerning family law legislation and, at times, came to have great influence.
During the years 1950-1962 she was also chairman of the Fellowship of the Nine. Andén conducted her lawyer's activities until her death in 1970.
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".
Figure in the women's rights movement, publisher and politician.
Ellen Hagen initiated the formation of uppsala women's suffrage association in 1902 and was its president until 1923. Hagen was one of the foremost in the work for voting rights for women in Sweden. She was married to Robert Hagen, governor of Gävleborg County from 1918 to 1922.
She was also one of the initiators of the country Association for the woman's political suffrage, as well as one of the founders of Liberal women 1914. Hagen was chairman of the Liberal Party Women's Association 1938 – 1946 and for the Swedish Women's Union of Citizens 1936–1963.
Ellen Hagen also participated in international peace and voice-law work and was a Swedish delegate at the Disarmament Conference in Paris in 1931.