1898 City Directory. (Capitol worker Nels A. Johnson also lived at this address.) John Dahlin ("Delen" in the 1898 City Directory)was born in Sweden in 1871 and came to America in 1889. Although he is identified as a "polisher" when he was working for Butler-Ryan in 1898, he said he was a carpenter in the 1900 Census. He and his wife, Jenny, raised a family in St. Paul while he continued to work as a carpenter. He died here in 1942.