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Vem är mannen som fått ge namn åt Petter Wetters park i Hertonäs?

Hertonäs gård har haft många ägare under seklens gång. Herrgårdens egentliga skapare är helsingforsborgaren Petter Wetter (1659-1741). Han var hemma från Växsjö i Sverige och bosatt i Stockholm, då han fick tjänsten som tullnär i Helsingfors år 1693. Här började hans karriär som framgångsrik borgare i den Östra rikshalvan. Läs mer nedan!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
07.02.2021 kl. 10:42

Kuka on antanut nimensä Petter Wetterin puistolle Herttoniemessä?

Herttoniemen kartanolla on ollut monta omistajaa vuosisatojen aikana. Kartanon varsinainen luoja oli helsinkiläisporvari Petter Wetter (1659-1741). Hän oli kotoisin Ruotsin Växsjöstä ja asui Tukholmassa saadessaan meritullinhoitajan viran Helsingissä vuonna 1693. Hänen uransa menestyksekkäänä porvarina alkoi näin ollen valtakunnan itäosassa. Lue lisää alla!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
07.02.2021 kl. 10:38

Who is the Man behind the Petter Wetter Park in Herttoniemi?

Hertonäs Manor has had many owners during the centuries. The original creator of the manor was Petter Wetter (1659-1741), a burgher in Helsinki. He was born in Växsjö in Sweden and lived in Stockholm when he got the position as customs officer in Helsinki in 1693.Now his career as a burgher started in the eastern part of the Swedish realm. Read more below!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
07.02.2021 kl. 10:32

Den ljusnande framtiden är… både analog och digital?

År 2021 har börjat med fortsatta virusrestriktioner, men inom museibranschen vill man ändå se optimistiskt på framtiden. Museerna har lärt sig att bli mer digitala, men man hoppas även att kunna genomföra evenemang och program in situ. Ett museum existerar genom sina samlingar - men också helt väsentligt genom att lokalsamhället ställer frågor om sin historia som museerna har svar på. Läs med om Hertonäs gårds museums planer för år 2021 nedan!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
25.01.2021 kl. 15:53

Valoisa tulevaisuus on… sekä analoginen että digitaalinen?

Vuosi 2021 on alkanut jatkuvilla virusrajoituksilla, mutta museoalalla halutaan silti katsoa positiivisesti tulevaan. Museot ovat oppinnet digitaalisemmiksi, mutta toivotaan, että voidaan toteuttaa tapahtumia ja ohjelmaa myös paikan päällä. Museo on olemassa kokoelmiensa kautta - mutta lisäksi siten, että museoissa vastataan paikallisyhteisön esittämiin kysymyksiin. Lue lisää Herttoniemen kartanon museon suunnitelmista vuodelle 2021 ohessa! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
25.01.2021 kl. 15:44

The Bright Future is… both Analogous and Digital?

The year 2021 has started with restrictions due to covid-19, but in the field of museums one has started to view the future with optimism none the less. The museums have learnt to be more digital during the past year, but events in situ are also on the menu if all goes well. A museum exists through its collections, but it also belongs to the local community that asks questions about its past that the museums try to answer. Read more about our plans at Hertonäs Manor Museum in 2021 below! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
25.01.2021 kl. 15:33

Digitala framsteg i pandemins fotspår år 2020

År 2020 kom att bli det mest märkliga året hittills under detta sekel. Covid-19-pandemin har satt världen på knä, och inte minst bland annat restaurang- och kulturbranschen. Hertonäs gårds museum har dock haft en hel del på gång trots alla utmaningar. Läs mer nedan! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
09.01.2021 kl. 18:26

Digitaaliset askeleet pandemian aikana vuonna 2020

Vuodesta 2020 tuli merkillisin vuosi tällä vuosisadalla tähän mennessä. Pandemia on saanut maailman polivilleen ja etenkin kulttuuri- ja ravintola-alan. Herttoniemen kartanon museo on tosin voinut toimia kaikista haasteista huolimatta. Lue lisää alla! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
09.01.2021 kl. 18:11

Digital Steps due to the Pandemic in 2020

The year 2020 was the weirdest one yet in this century. The treath of a new pandemic had been hovering over us for a while already and now it became a fact: Covid-19 has had the world on its knees, not the least the restaurants and cultural institutions. Hertonäs Manor Museum has still managed to be busy and faced the difficulties. Read more below! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
09.01.2021 kl. 17:56

Helena Gripenbergs ungdom - från finsk fröken vid Smolna-institutet till husfru på Hertonäs gård

En av de allra intressantaste personerna som levt på Hertonäs gård måste vara Helene Gustava Bergbom, född Gripenberg (1851-1932). Hon var den sista frun på Hertonäs gård, en högutbildad, musikalisk, kosmopolitisk kvinna som talade fyra språk flytande. Hon gifte sig senare med John Bergbom och blev husfru på Hertonäs gård. Läs mer nedan!Läs mera »
Daniela Fougstedt
06.12.2020 kl. 10:35

Who is the Man behind the Petter Wetter Park in Herttoniemi?

07.02.2021 kl. 10:32
Hertonäs Manor has had many owners during the centuries. The original creator of the manor was Petter Wetter (1659-1741), a burgher in Helsinki. He was born in Växsjö in Sweden and lived in Stockholm when he got the position as customs officer in Helsinki in 1693.Now his career as a burgher started in the eastern part of the Swedish realm. Read more below!

In 1688 Petter had married Brita Eriksdotter in Stockholm. He is mentioned as a footman working in the court of the king. When his wife passed away he moved to Finland and the small city of Helsinki. He left the big Stockholm behind but the office caused him to leap forward in his career. As a servant of the crown Wetter had the possibility to influence the trade, but at the same time he could act as a merchant in shady businesses. Wetter’s good relations to his superiors granted him power over the burghers of the city. Disputes were still common and he had to face them in court many times. 

In 1694 Wetter married Brita Matsdotter and the family settled outside the city. Wetter had two children, Brita and Abraham (ca 1690-1737). Only nobles could own manors at this time, but Petter’s good income gave him the opportunity to give loans to the nobles and in return, as they could not pay back their loans, he claimed the manors they had put in pledge. Thus Wetter managed to secure three estates in Herttoniemi that had belonged to the family Jägerhorn (Jägerskiöld) before. In 1706 he united them into a bigger estate, Hertonäs manor. A few years later he also took over Käpylä manor and Pukinmäki manor. Thus he became a wealthy man.

Hertonäs manor’s old main building was situated closer to the shore. The buildning was probably built by Abraham Wetter. It has later been demolished. Picture: SOV.

Finland was occupied by Russia in the Great Nordic War (1700-1721) and Petter returned to Stockholm, but he moved back to Helsinki again after the war. In 1725 he gave his estates to his son as an allowance. Abraham had recently been elected to mayor of Helsinki. He had remained in Finland in military service during the war and had participated in the defence of Helsinki. Abraham probably built the old wooden main building of Hertonäs manor (it was situated approximately at the present Linnanrakentajantie 16). It was later demolished. When Abraham passed away his father Petter tried to claim the estates back from his grandchildren, but failed in his attempt. His last years were spent in silence. 

Petter Wetter was a man with a large network. In 1699 Petrus Olai Hahn thanked him and dedicated his thesis at the Royal Academy of Turku to Wetter. Picture: Hahn 1699, National Library of Finland.

The researchers have claimed that Petter Wetter was an ambitious opportunist that used shady ways to make his way from the bourgeoisie to the elite. All in all Hertonäs manor grew from smaller estates to a bigger manor during his time. Two streets and a park in Herttoniemi bear the name of the Wetters today: Petter Wetter Park and Petter Wetterin polku in Herttoniemenranta, and Abraham Wetterin tie north of the present area where Hertonäs manor is situated. 

Sources:
Aalto, Seppo 2016: Kauppiaita ja laivanvarustajia. Helsinkiläisten elämä Ruotsin aikana 1550-1809. Siltala: Helsinki.
Hahn, Petrus Olai 1699: De gustu (dissertation). Aboa, (last seen 7.2.2021).
Backman, Sigbritt 2017: Hertonäs gård. Från säterier till museum. SOV: Helsingfors.


 
Eva Ahl-Waris