1900 City Directory, 1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and Census. Axel Peterson was born in 1865 in Sweden and emigrated in 1893. He was hired in 1900 by Butler-Ryan as a laborer. He became a hoisting engineer and was active in the Union. His name is also found in the Payroll records of 1904-5. According to the 1902 CD he was working as an engineer for Butler-Ryan and in the 1904 as a "planer."