Haessig, William

313 Martin Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota

Category: Laborer

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Capitol Construction Workers

1905 Payroll and City Directory. (In 1900 Central was called Martin west of the Capitol area.) William Haessig was born in Iowa in 1885 and he moved with his family to St. Paul in 1898. At the age of 14 he first went to work in the stone cutting shed at the Capitol and is found in the Payroll of 1905 working as a laborer at 17 1/2 cents an hour. Haessig eventually became a stone cutter and was elected President of the Twin Cities Local in January of 1920. He raised a family in St.Paul and died here in 1938.