1899 City Directory. Capitol workers John K. Peterson and Nels A. Johnson also lived at this address. John Martinson (Mortinson in the 1900 Census) was born in Sweden in 1862 and he and his wife came to America in 1892. They must have lived in Denmark for a few years because their two oldest daughters were born there. He raised his family in St. Paul working as a laborer for the utility company.