1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. Nels Lindblom was born in Sweden in 1871 and emigrated in 1892. He joined Carpenters Local 87 in 1900 on the same day as fellow Capitol carpenter Nels Sylvander. Nels and his wife, Christina, raised a family in St. Paul while he worked as a carpenter. He moved to Forest Lake in the 1930's and died there in 1958.