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Capitol Construction Workers

These are primarily workers who either gave Butler-Ryan or Butler Bros. as their employer in St. Paul City Directories and/or are named in Payroll records for the Capitol Construction.
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Acker, John
757 E Cook Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Blacksmith John Acker (1852-1919) emigrated with his wife Bertha from Norway in 1881. They raised a large family in this house and he died in St. Paul in 1919.
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Abbott, Charles
451 Selby Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Charlie Abbott, though he names Butler-Ryan as his employer in the 1898 City Directory, was architect Cass Gilbert's inspector for the job. He was born in Canada in 1850 and came to the U.S. in 1860. Abbott and the Butler Brothers, the contractors for the construction, had an extremely contentious relationship. Finally, according to Emmett Butler's memoir, Coolie Butler beat Abbott up and got him fired. This incident is even alluded to in Gilbert's architect log of Aug. 22, 1898.
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Anderson, Anton
652 E Sims Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory.
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Berrisford, John
306 St Albans St N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. John Berrisford was born in Minnesota in 1875 and worked as a stonecutter on the Capitol. Like most stonecutters he traveled with the work and was reported to be clearing into the St. Paul Local from Illinois in February of 1902 and is found working for Butler Bros. again in 1904. He married and raised a family in Minneapolis but later they moved to Indiana.
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Bourgeault, Albert J.
684 Wabasha St N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Stonecutter Albert Bourgeault lived here with his father Joseph, supervisor for the stonecutting on the Capitol. Albert's parents had emigrated from Canada in 1880 and he was born in Minnesota in 1883. By 1901, after the superstructure was completed, the father and sons were listed in the City Directory as working for Joseph Bourgeault and Sons. The family had moved back to Canada by 1906.
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Bourgeault, Louis H.
684 Wabasha St N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
The 1899 City Directory says Louis died on Oct. 25, 1898 at age 17. He was the youngest son of Joseph Bourgeault, the supervisor of the stonecutting. Louis helped his father in the office.
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Bourgoin, Charles
176 S Eva St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. French Canadian stone cutter Charles Bourgoin was born in Canada in 1835 and came to St. Paul with his family in 1879. It was reported in the St. Paul Globe (13 Sept. 1901) that his Stone Cutter Union dues were reduced fronm $10 to $5 because of his age. He would have been 66 at that time.
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Breen, Thomas
328 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory Thomas Breen was born in Ireland in 1850 and came to America in 1863. He worked as a stonecutter on the Capitol and in the quarries of St. Paul.
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Breemis, Henry
260 E 6th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898-1899 City Directories. Henry Breemis was born in Belgium in 1872 and emigrated in 1890. He was active in the Stonecutters Union and served as President of the St. Paul Local in 1900. The May 1905 Stonecutters Journal reported that Breemis was in Evanston, Wyoming organizing a stonecutters local there. By 1910 Breemis was living in San Francisco and was married and raising a family there. The Stonecutter Journal of November 1916 reported that he had recently died in San Francisco.
The 1899 City Directory gives his address as 165 Como.
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Brink, Wm H.
668 E 5th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. William Brink was born in Pennsylvania in 1851 and was an independent building contractor in St. Paul before and after he worked for Butler-Ryan as a supervisor for construction at the Capitol.
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Butler, Catherine M.
353 Ramsey St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Stenographer Catherine Butler was born in Minnesota in 1877 of Irish parents. I do not believe she was related to the Butler Bros. contractors. She and her brother Joseph lived at this address with their parents. She worked in Butler-Ryans's office and Joseph worked on the Capitol as a bricklayer. Catherine married Edward Kannary and she lived a long life in St. Paul dying in 1978 at the age of 101!
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Butler, Walter B.
1345 Summit Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
This is known as the Pierce Butler house though it was Walter and the other brothers who built it and Walter lived here during the Capitol construction years.
Walter Butler was the president of the Butler Brothers Company, the general contractor for the construction of the Capitol. He and his brother, William, were bricklayers and an early activists in the union. Walter served as president of the local in 1884 and 1885.
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Butler, William
339 Aurora Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. William Butler (1864-1916) was one of the Butler Brothers, contractors for the construction of the Capitol. He and his brother, Walter, were founding members of the Bricklayers Union in St. Paul. He was treasurer of the firm during the years of the construction. Everett Shahan also lived here in 1898.
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Cantell, Joseph
190 West 7th
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 Joseph Cantell (Cantwell in the 1900 Census) was born in Canada in 1858 of Irish parents and first came to the U.S. in 1879. John Humphrey also lived here.
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Carlson, Frank
428 West Superior Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102, US
1898-1899, 1902 St. Paul City Directories and Census Records. (In 1898 Frank Carlson was listed at 1898 Sturgis and in 1905 he moved to 345 Jenks.) In addition to other Payroll records of 1904 and 1905, he is found in a April 27, 1902 Payroll for extra work when he was part of a select crew that spent that day, a Sunday, setting the statues, Courage and Integrity, and getting double time pay.
Frank Carlson was born in Sweden in about 1873 and emigrated in 1891. He married his wife Anna here in 1899, he got on steady with Butler Bros., and he worked on the Capitol for the entire time of the construction. He became a hoisting engineer and eventually bought a farm in Harris, Minnesota.
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Caron, Alexander
898 N Woodbridge St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898-1900 City Directories. In the 1899 and 1900 Directories Alexander Caron is listed as a bricklayer living at 878 Park.
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Carr, Alexander
461 E 8th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 and 1899 City Directories. Alexander Carr was born in Austria in 1856 and emigrated in 1882. He and his wife, Anna, raised a large family here in St. Paul.
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Casserly, Thomas
296 Aurora Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Thomas Casserly (1856-1920) was born in New Jersey and lived at this address with his Irish parents. In 1900 he was working as a tinsmith and by 1910 he was working as a carpenter.
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Chapin, Thomas
169 W Charles Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Thomas Chapin was born in Minnesota in 1865.
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Coughlin, John
193 Cayuga St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898-1899 City Directories. John Coughlin (1840-1920) worked as a mason tender on the Capitol. He emigrated from Ireland in 1871. He was active in the union and according to a report in the Union Advocate he served on the committee to negotiate a new contract in 1902.
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Dahlin, John
611 York Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
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.
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Hamilton, William H.
445 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Itinerant stone cutter William Hamilton was accepted into the St. Paul Union Local in May of 1898 on a card from South Bend, Indiana. He served as president of the Stone Cutters' Local as well as the Building Trades Council while he lived here and worked on the Capitol. In April of 1899 the St. Paul Globe reported that he had moved to Helena, Montana to work as a foreman on the Montana state Capitol building.
Peter Diamond and James King also lived at this address.
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King, James M.
445 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. James King worked in the stone cutting shed. Stone cutters William Hamilton and Peter Diamond also lived at this address along with Phelix Arthur who was killed working in the stone cutting shed May 4,1898.
James M. King was a friend of fellow Capitol stone cutter William Benson and vouched for him when he was Naturalized in 1900.
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Dow, William
33 Thompson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. William Dow worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Ellis, William
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Itinerant stone cutter William Ellis does not list an employer but many other Butler-Ryan employers also live at this address, including Giordano and McKenna. Ellis was active in the Local Union while he lived in St. Paul serving as Corresponding Secretary in 1899. In the Stone Cutter's Journal of February 1898 Ellis was listed as the "tyler" (warden) of the local union in Tate, Georgia. In June of 1898 the Journal reported that he had been cleared into the St. Paul local.
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McKenna, Hugh
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Fellow Capitol stonecutters Ellis and Giordano also live here.
The Stonecutters'Journal reported that Hugh McKenna unexpectedly died on August 4, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey at the age of 57.
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Erickson, Oscar J.
224 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 Oscar J. Erickson was born in 1873 in Minnesota of Norwegian parents. In 1900 he worked as a planer.
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Erren, Frank
865 N Woodbridge St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Frank Erren lists his occupation as "marble cutter" in the 1898 and 1899 City Directories with no employer, however, several Capitol construction workers lived in his neighborhood, so I am supposing he worked there also. He gave his occupation in the 1900 Census as "marble worker." He was born in 1852 in Michigan to German parents and lived at this address with his wife and children.
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Flynn, James F.
889 Agate St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. James Flynn was born in Illinois in 1865 of Irish parents.
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Foster, Peter
Lyton Pl, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Peter Foster worked as a bricklayer on the Capitol.
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Frankot, John
West Side Levee near High Bridge
St. Paul, Minnesota
1898 City Directory. John Frankot was born in Holland in 1850 and emigrated in 1881.
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Fraser, Alexander
1142 N Jessie St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898, 1899 and 1901 City Directories. Alexander Fraser was born in Scotland in 1855 and came to America in 1870. The St. Paul Globe of May 10, 1901 reported that A. Fraser had been admitted into the Stone Cutters Local that week. He was active in the Union as early as 1890 when he served as a delegate to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly.
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Gray, George E.
544 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. George Gray worked as a "finisher" probably in the stone shed.
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Green, August
33 N. Phalen Ck.
St. Paul , Minnesota
1898 City Directory. August Green was born in Sweden in 1868 and came to America in 1886. He worked as a "finisher" probably in the stone shed.
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Green, Joseph
418 W Blair Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Joseph Green worked as a "finisher" probably in the stone shed.
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Gailey, William J.
219 14th St.
St. Paul , Minnesota
1898 City Directory. I believe 219 14th St. would have been about here.
William J. Gailey was born in Pennsylvania in 1861. He worked on the Capitol as a "finisher" though he also worked as a teamster.
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Haggerty, Michael J.
136 13th St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1898 City Directory. (Michael Haggerty's address, 136 13th St., would have been about here.) Born in 1867 in Pennsylvania of Irish parents, Haggerty was a hoisting engineer at the Capitol. He moved to Minneapolis and continued in that trade for many years there.
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Harris, Orrin E
560 University Ave W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Stonecutter Orrin Harris was born in Missouri in 1872.
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Harvey, William J.
193 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. William J. Harvey was admitted into the St. Paul Stone Cutters' local in June of 1898 along with 9 others all from Tate, Georgia. John and Thomas Gibney and Daniel King also lived at this address.
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Hay, William
209 Rondo
St.Paul, Minnesota
1898 City Directory. (209 Rondo would have been about here.)
William Hay, a stone cutter on the Capitol construction, died on Sept. 29, 1899 of what was called "consumption," in reality probably silicosis. His pallbearers included several Capitol stone cutters including Chase, Urquard and Ross. As was customary in the Journeyman Stone Cutters Union, his toolbox was raffled off by the Local and the proceeds given to his widow.
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Hilliard, John W.
660 W Lafond Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. John W. Hilliard was born in Canada in 1858 of Scottish and English parents and came to the U.S. in 1881. He was a carpenter and contractor and worked as a foreman on the Capitol. He moved with his wife and family to Duluth in 1900.
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Horn, John A.
110 Phalen Ck.
St. Paul , Minnesota
1898 City Directory. John Horn worked as a painter on the Capitol. Phalen Creek, where Horn lived, is in what we now call Swede Hollow. Several Capitol workers lived there.
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Kane, James
189 University Ave E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 and 1899 City Directory. James Kane was born in Minnesota in 1875 to Irish parents. He worked in the stone cutting shed as a "sawyer."
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King, Daniel C.
193 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Daniel King worked in the stone shed as a "finisher." William Harvey and the Gibneys also lived here.
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King, John A.
740 Dayton Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898-1900 City Directories. John A. King was born in Minnesota of Irish parents in 1870. He worked for the Butler Bros. as a book keeper while living with his parents in St. Paul. By 1920 he had married and moved to San Francisco.
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Lander, August
987 Payne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. August Lander was born in Minnesota to German parents in 1882. He was only 15 when he worked as a laborer on the Capitol in 1898.
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Larson, Peter G.
531 13th St.
St. Paul , Minnesota
1898 City Directory. Peter G. Larson worked with the machines in the stone cutting shed.
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Larson, Peter E.
46 N. Phalen Ck.
St. Paul , Minnesota
1898 City Directory. Peter Larson worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Lundgren, Carl
Richmond s e cor Goodrich
St. Paul , Minnesota
1898 City Directory. Laborer Carl Lundgren was born in Sweden in 1854 and came to America in 1882.
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McDonald, John
190 West 7th St.
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. John McDonald worked as a laborer on the Capitol. Fellow Capitol worker Joseph Cantell also lived here.
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McNulty, Patrick
1314 E 4th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Patrick McNulty worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Magnuson, August
677 S Canton St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. August Magnuson worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Magnuson, Emanuel
279 Rosabel
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Emanuel Magnuson worked as a laborer on the Capitol. (Rosabel is now called Wall St.)
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Martinson, Nicholas, Hans and Carl
260 Burgess Street
Saint Paul, MN 55117, US
1898-1901, 1904 City Directories and 1905 Payroll. Nicholas Martinson was born in Norway in 1849 and came to America with his wife and eldest son, Hans, in 1883. Nicholas worked on the Capitol as a laborer. Hans and Carl worked in the stone shed with the stone cutting machines. Hans was born in Norway in 1881 and Carl was born in Minnesota in 1885. Hans claims to be a carpenter in the 1910 Census but his WWI Draft Registration lists him as a marble worker. He claimed to be a "sawyer" in the 1901 City Directory. Carl Martinson worked on the Capitol as a laborer and blacksmith's helper and his name is found in the 1905 Payroll records.
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Maxwell, Patrick
162 Plato Blvd
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Patrick Maxwell was born in Missouri in 1873. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Mitchell, Thomas
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Stonecutter Thomas Mitchell lists no employer in the City Directory but many other itinerant Capitol stonecutters lived at this boarding house including Giordano, Ellis and others live here.
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Moore, Xavier
178 University Ave W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898-1900 City Directories. French Canadian stonecutter Xavier Moore was born in Canada in 1859 and came to St. Paul in 1898. He and fellow stonecutter Charles Deschenes lived at 170 Lafond Ave. in 1900 with their wives and children - 13 people in all. He was initiated into the St. Paul Local of the Journeyman Stone Cutters Union in October of 1901.
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Monson, Peter
690 E Lawson Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898,1900 Peter Monson is listed in the City Directory as a foreman in 1898, a laborer in 1900, and a foreman again in 1902. He was born in Sweden in 1862 and emigrated in 1883.
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Nelson, Nils
1129 Payne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 Payroll. In addition to Nils I. Nelson stonemason, there was another Nils Nelson who worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Payette, James
213 Aurora Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. James Payette worked on the Capitol as a stonecutter. Fellow Capitol workers Albert and Charles Laughlin also lived here.
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Pearson, David W.
1228 Atlantic St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. David Pearson worked for Buter-Ryan as a foreman.
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Powers, William
407 W Harrison Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. William Powers, born in Minnesota in 1884, was the son of a 2nd generation Irish bricklayer. He is listed as a "helper" working for Butler-Ryan in the 1898 City Directory and was only 15 at that time. He later got a Railroad office job.
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Reedy James J.
887 Agate St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. James Reedy worked as a "finisher" in the stone cutting shed. He was born in England in 1863 and emigrated in 1881.
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Reich, Hugo
45 Winifred St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898-1900 City Directories. The photo is from the November 1903 issue of The Stonecutters' Journal. Hugo Reich (1869-1936) was a union activist and served as president of the Union Local, member of the Executive Board of the Journeymen Stonecutters of North America, as well as delegate to the 1902 North American Stonecutters' convention. He was born in Germany, came to America in 1882, and lived in Duluth but moved to St. Paul in 1895. By 1910 he had moved on to Indiana and he died in Cook County, Illinois in March of 1936.
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Ross, James
710 W Edmund Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 and 1900 City Directories. James Ross was active in the Journeymen Stonecutters Union and served as vice president of the Local in 1901 and delegate to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly in 1902. He was born in Scotland in 1857 and emigrated in 1886. By 1906 he had moved on to Winnepeg.
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Ryan, Daniel
759 Sylvan St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Daniel Ryan worked on the Capitol as a foreman for Butler-Ryan.
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Ryan, Michael P.
214 George St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Michael Ryan was the Ryan of the Butler-Ryan Company, general contractors for the Capitol construction. He was uneasy about the bonding requirements for the job and decided to let the Butlers buy out his position in the firm.
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Ryberg, Charles
425 S. Wabasha
St. Paul, Minnesota
1898 City Directory. Charles Ryberg worked with the stone cutting machines as a "finisher."
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Shiely, James R. and Joseph L.
412 Louis St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 and 1899 City Directories. James Shiely, born in Minnesota in 1860 of Irish parents, was Butler-Ryan's teamster sub contractor for moving the marble from the depot to the Capitol site. He was a founding member of Teamsters Local 120 and was elected as a trustee of the local at their first meeting. His son, Joseph, 15 in 1900, worked in the mornings and evenings in the stone cutting shed while going to school, and again in 1902 in the office as a clerk. Joseph went on to found the J.L. Shiely Co, a large cement and gravel company, now called Agregate Industries.
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Shinneus, Michael
890 W Armstrong Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Laborer Michael Shinneus (Sheenest in the 1900 Census) was born in Wisconsin to Irish emigrant parents in 1850.
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Signs, Charles E.
629 S Ottawa Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 and 1899 City Directories. Charles Signs worked as a bookkeeper in Butler-Ryan's office. This is his 1898 address. In 1899 he was living at 21 Aurora, in the shadow of the Capitol site.
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Steffen, Camille M.
294 S Oneida St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898-1900 City Directories. Stonecutter Camille Steffen was born in France in 1877 and came to America in 1879. In 1900 Steffin moved to 272 Strugis where he lived with his step-father, Louis Pinsounnault, also a stonecutter at the Capitol. They were both active in the Stonecutters Union while here and by 1910 they had moved on and were working in Los Angeles.
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Sullivan, Andrew
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Stonecutter Andrew Sullivan listed no employer in the City Directory but this is where Michael Giordano and many other Capitol stone cutters lived.
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Taylor, Jessie
329 St Peter St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Jessie Taylor worked on the Capitol as a stonecutter.
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Thieleke, Henry
Merriam Park
St. Paul, Minnesota
1898 City Directory. Stonecutter Henry Thieleke was born in Germany in 1872 and emigrated in 1878.
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Tracy, Morris
859 Simcoe St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Morris Tracy was born of Irish parents in Illinois in 1856. The Union Advocate of June 1905 reported that Tracy was running for president of the local. He raised a family in St. Paul while working as a stone mason. He died in St. Paul in 1925.
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Tracy, Patrick
165 W Sturgis St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Patrick Tracy worked on the Capitol as a teamster.
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Turner, Gustav
1038 Matilda St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Stonecutter Gustav Turner was born in Sweden in 1858 and came to America in 1886. Although he worked as a stonecutter in 1898, he later became an active member of the stonemasons union and the Union Advocate reported that he ran for vice president of the local in June of 1905.
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Ulmer, Edwin F.
182 W Goodrich Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Edwin F. Ulmer was born in Maine in 1871. He came into the St. Paul Local of the Journeyman Stonecutters Union on a traveling card in May of 1899 although he was living at this address in 1895 when the Census was taken.
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Urquard, Andrew G.
355 Banfil St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898-1900 City Directories. Andrew Urquard (1857-1913) was born in Canada and emigrated in 1874. He was an activist in the Journeymen Stonecutters' Association and his involvement went back to as early as 1889 when he served as treasurer. He was elected President of the St. Paul Branch in 1900 and again in 1904. When Urquard died in 1913 his union brothers "turned out in a body... and marched with its banner in a procession from the home of the deceased to the Cathedral." Union Advocate October 24, 1913.
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Washick, Frank
639 Pleasant Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898, 1903 City Directories. Hoisting engineer Frank Washick was born in Bohemia in 1872 and came to America in 1875. He and his wife raised a large family in this house in the West 7th St. Area while working as a stationary engineer. He died here in St. Paul in 1929.

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Welch, John
373 Livingston Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. John Welch worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Westfahl, Albert
507 W Blair Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Albert Westfahl was born in Germany in 1867 and emigrated in 1881. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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White, George W.
872 Galtier St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. George White worked on the Capitol as a bricklayer.
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Holstrom, Alban
390 Walnut St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 and 1899 City Directories. Alban Holstrom was born in Sweden in 1874 and came to America in 1885. He worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Hubbard, Charles T.
176 Concord St
St Paul, MN 55107, US
1898 City Directory. (This address is from the 1900 Census.)
Charles T. Hubbard was born in England in 1840 and emigrated with his wife and four of his children in 1884. He is listed as a foreman for Butler-Ryan in the City Directory. He was an activist in the Journeyman Stone Cutters Association and was involved as early as 1887 when he was elected President of the St. Paul Branch. He served in several other offices while he was working on the Capitol and in 1902 he was elected delegate to the International Convention of his Union.
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Chase, Frank
81 S Garfield St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Frank Chase, born in Minnesota in 1875, was active in the Stone Cutters Union here and served as vice president of the St. Paul Local. By 1910 he had moved on to Los Angeles.
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Aitken, William
445 W Hatch Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1904 City Directories. William Aitken (1847-1929) was born in Scotland and came to America in 1886. The Union Advocate newspaper of April 1, 1904 reported that he and fellow Capitol stone mason N.I. Nelson were serving on a committee of the Stone Masons Union together. Aitkin and his wife, Margaret, raised their seven children in this house. He reported in the 1920 Census that he was still working as a stone mason at the age of 72.
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Amon, Christian
667 E Jenks Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899,1900 City Directories. Hungarian Christian Amon worked on the Capitol as a laborer. He was born in 1849 and emigrated in 1881.
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Moran, Thomas
106 Western Ave S
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Thomas Moran was born in Minnesota in 1874. He worked as a teamster, possibly hauling the 20 ton blocks of marble from the Union Depot up to the Capitol site.
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Pinsounnault, Louis
272 W Sturgis St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. French Canadian Louis Pinsounnault, an itinerant stonecutter, was born in Canada in 1855 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1879. The Stonecutters' Journal of February 1898 reports that Pinsounnault came into the St. Paul union local on a card from Sault Ste. Marie. He and his step-son, also a stonecutter on the Capitol, Camille Steffen, were both active in the Union and by 1910 they had moved on to Los Angeles.
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Kuschke, Clemens H. and Henry H.
15 Elizabeth St E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directory. Clemens Kuschke (1853-1933)was born in Germany and emigrated in 1868. He raised his large family at this fine brick house while working as a bricklayer. His son Henry, born in 1880, started on the Capitol, also as a bricklayer, in 1900.
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Laughlin, Albert and Charles E.
213 Aurora Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. A popular residence for stone cutters, Albert and Charles Laughlin boarded here in 1899. Fellow Capitol worker James Payette lived here in 1898. Albert was born in Kentucky in 1877 and was accepted into the St. Paul Stone Cutters Branch in May of 1899, the same week as Frederick Purdy. Charles went to work as a carver for Purdy and Hutcheson in 1900. The Stone Cutters Journal of February 1915 reported that Charles Laughlin, age 62, a member of the St. Paul Local, had died on January 1 and his body was sent to Chicago for interment.
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Luers, Louis
Louis cor of Carroll
St. Paul, Minnesota
1899 City Directory. Louis Luers was born in Holland in 1863 and emigrated in 1879. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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O'Rourke, James
3201 20th Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. James O'Rourke was born in Ohio of Irish parents in 1871. He was admitted into the St. Paul Stonecutters Local in May of 1899. The Stonecutters Journal of December 1921 reported that O'Rourke's funeral was that month and members of the local served as pallbearers.
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Olson, Axel
611 E Sims Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Axel Olson was born in Sweden in 1860 and emigrated in 1890.
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Peterson, John and Charles
544 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899-1903 City Directories. John Peterson was born in Sweden in 1869 and emigrated in 1889. In 1899 he was a stone sawyer and in 1901 and 1903 he worked as an engineer. His younger brother, Charles, also worked as a stone sawyer for Butler-Ryan in 1900. Charles was born in 1876 and came over in 1893. George Gray lived at this address in 1898 and Louis Tweet lived here in 1901.
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Anderson, Charles
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Charles Anderson ran for Vice President of the St. Paul Stone Cutters Local in December of 1899. This may be the same stone cutter as Charles G. Anderson who lived at 98 Front in 1898. Many stone cutters lived at the Sherburne address.
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Anderson, Peter
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Peter Anderson and many other itinerant stonecutters lived at this boarding house. See Giordano.
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Bastien, Charles
275 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899,1900 City Directories. Charles Bastien was born in Quebec, Canada in 1853 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1863. He raised a large family in St. Paul working as a stone cutter. The Stone Cutters' Journal of February 1923 reported the death of "Charles Basteen," long time Twin Cities member.
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Carlson, Emil
413 W Carroll Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directories.
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Clement, Matthew
200 Exchange St S
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Matthew Clement worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Curran, August and August Jr.
173 E Fairfield Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. French Canadian August Curran (or Currin) was born in 1838 and came to the U.S. in 1846. He worked on the Capitol as a blacksmith and his son worked as a laborer.
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Devereau, George
933 N Woodbridge St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. George Devereau is also listed as a Butler-Ryan employee in the 1900 City Directory with his name spelled "Deveau."
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Duffy, John
Wabsh N.W. cor Montgomery
St. Paul, Minnesota
1899 City Directory. John Duffy worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Ecklund, Edward and Edward Jr.
472 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899, 1901 and 1902 City Directories. Edward worked as a blacksmith and toolmaker and his son was a messenger. Fellow Capitol workers Andrew and John Swanson and John Westland also lived here.
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Everard, Ernst
200 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directories. Ernest Everard was an active member of the Journeyman Stone Cutter Union. He ran for vice president of the St. Paul Local in December of 1899.
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Flaherty, Patrick
500 W. 10th
St. Paul, Minnesota
1899 City Directory, (500 W. 10th would have been about here.) Patrick Flaherty worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Fortier, Joseph
954 N Woodbridge St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directories. Joseph Fortier was born in Canada in 1868 and came to the U.S. in 1882. He lived at this address in 1900 with his wife and 7 children. Fortier was initiated into the St. Paul Journeymen Stonecutters Association on October 10, 1901 according to a report in the St. Paul Globe.
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Hoff, Joseph
452 Pleasant Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Joseph Hoff worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Hyland, Edward F.
428 E 7th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Edward F. Hyland (1850-1931) was born in New York of Irish parents and made his living working as a bricklayer in St. Paul. He died in the Ramsey County Alms House.
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Johnson, Charles
859 3rd St E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899-1900 and 1905 City Directories and 1905 Census. Charles Johnson was born in Sweden in 1845 and emigrated in 1872. He was first hired at the Capitol in 1899 as a carpenter and worked there in 1900 as an iron worker. He became a foreman and was a member of Carpenters Local 87. He lived at this address into the 1920's.
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Johnson, Charles F. and William H.
300 W Carroll Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Charles F. and William H. Johnson worked as laborers on the Capitol.
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Johnson, Nels A.
611 York Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 John Dahlin also lived here.
Nels A. Johnson was born in Sweden in 1861 and came to America in 1887.

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Johnson, Nels J.
94 Robie St E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory.
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Jones, Gideon T.
557 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Gideon Jones worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Lundgren, John
702 Desoto St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. John Lundgren was born in Sweden in 1873 and emigrated in 1893. He worked as a stone cutter for Butler-Ryan in 1899 but by the time of the 1900 Census he was working as a tile layer. By 1910, still a tile layer, he and his wife were raising 7 children in St. Paul.
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Magnuson, Louis M.
104 N. Phalen Ck.
St. Paul , Minnesota
1899 City Directory. Louis Magnus Magnuson was born in Sweden in 1858 and came to America in 1886. He raised a family in St. Paul working as a laborer and died here in 1921.
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Martinson, John
597 York Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
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.
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Meyer, John H.
905 W Armstrong Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directories. Stonecutter John Meyer was born in Germany in 1863 and emigrated in 1884 and settled in St. Paul in 1890. He continued working as a stonecutter in St. Paul for the William H. Ulmer Co. and he and his wife, Amelia, raised his family here. Meyer died in St. Paul in 1934 and some of his descendants still live in the area.
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Miller, Adam
361 S Colborne St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Adam Miller worked as a laborer on the Capitol. In the 1900 Census he is found living with his wife,Sophie, and their daughter at 321 rather than 361 Colburne and he listed his occupation as a laborer at a stone quarry. Miller was born in France in 1864 and emigrated in 1895.
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Miller, Charles
705 W Lafond Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Charles Miller was born in Sweden in 1860 and emigrated in 1887.
Although he is listed in the City Directory as a stone cutter, he called himself a laborer in the 1900 and 1910 censuses.
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Mills, Michael B.
393 W Goodhue St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directories. Michael Mills worked as a bricklayer on the Capitol. He was born in Minnesota in 1883.
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Moe,Olaf A.
559 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1904 City Directories. Olaf A. Moe worked on the Capitol as a laborer. He was also working for the Butler Bros. in 1904 and living at 78 Mt. Airy.
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Nelson, Charles A.
110 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directories. Charles A. Nelson was born in Denmark in 1871 and came to America with his parents in 1875. He worked as a "sawyer" at the Capitol, probably on a stone sawing machine. By 1910 he had a job in a St. Paul cigar store.
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Nelson, Samuel
600 Cedar St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Samuel Nelson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Peterson, Gustaf
133 E 9th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Gustaf Peterson was born in Sweden in 1871 and emigrated in 1890.
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Peterson, Herman
818 Payne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directories, 1905 Payroll and 1903 St. Paul City Directory. Herman Peterson was a carpenter and a member of Carpenters Local 87 though he identified himself as a "planer" in both the 1899 and 1900 City Directories. (He also lived for a time at 643 Wells with his brother,August, also a Capitol worker.) He was born in Sweden in 1873 and emigrated in 1892. He worked on the Capitol for many years and is listed as a carpenter in the 1904-5 Payroll records.
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Peterson, John K.
597 York Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. John K. Peterson was born in Sweden in 1973 and emigrated in 1892. Fellow Capitol workers John Martinson and Nels A. Johnson also lived at this address.
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Pickering, Frederick
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory.
Frederick Pickering was admitted into the St. Paul Local of the Journeyman Stone Cutters on a traveling card in May of 1899. He was a union activist and is found in 1908 as vice president of a new local in Fernie, British Columbia. (Stone Cutter Journal Dec. 1908)He died in Chicago in January of 1929 at the age of 58. (SCJ March 1929)
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Raschick, Otto
213 Aurora Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Born in Germany in 1875, Otto Raschick emigrated in 1887. He was active in the Stonecutters Union and traveled with the work coming into the St. Paul Local on a card from Atlanta in May of 1898. He was Secretary of the Los Angeles local in 1905 and served as Secretary Treasurer of the State Council back in Minnesota in 1914. In later years he worked as a postal clerk in St. Paul.
Many other stonecutters, such as James Payette, Michael Sullivan, and the Laughlins, lived at this address.
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Reid, James
Fauquier Pl, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Born in Massachusetts of Scotch and Irish parents in 1874, James Reid moved to St. Paul with his parents. He became a bricklayer and was active in the Union being elected to serve on the auditing committee in 1908. Reid raised a large family and died in St.Paul in 1928.
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Roach, Alexander
232 E Granite St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directories. Alexander Roach was born in Canada in 1850 and came to the U.S. in 1864. He gave his occupation as "toolmaker" in the 1899 City Directory. By 1910 he was operating his own confectionary shop in St. Paul. He raised a family and died here in 1923.
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Rowland, John
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. John Rowland was one of many itinerant Capitol stonecutters to live at this address. Others include: Giordano, Ellis, McKenna, Charles and Peter Anderson and Pickering. He joined the St. Paul Stone Cutters in May of 1899 the same week as Purdy and Laughlin.
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Schuldt, Nels
Gorman NE cor Union
West St. Paul, Minnesota
1899 City Directory. Nels Schuldt was born in Sweden in 1858 and emigrated in 1882. He married and raised a family here.
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Severs, Henry
2817 E Lake St
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Stonecutter Henry Severs was born in England in 1849 and came to the U.S. in 1887. This address is from the 1900 Census.
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Shahan, Winfield, Raymond L., Earl N. and Everett
647 Manomin Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898,1899,1900 City Directories. In 1898 Everett had been living at William Butler's house but in 1899 the entire Shahan family resided here and worked for Butler-Ryan. The father, Winfield, born in Iowa in 1856, became a supervisor while Raymond (b. 1882, Kansas) worked as a bricklayer and Earl (b.1878, Kansas) was a clerk. Everett (b. 1880, Kansas), who later became an engineer, was the stonecutter who figured the cutting of the marble for the dome of the Capitol. According to Butler Everett built a model of the dome on the floor of the St. Paul Y.M.C.A. (Everett and his brother Emil played in the Y.M.C.A. Mandolin Orchestra lending credence to this story.)
His father, Winfield, a stonemason, was a foreman for the Butlers and two of Everett's brothers, Earl and Raymond, also worked on the Capitol, Earl as a timekeeper and Raymond as a bricklayer. Everett, who also worked for the Butlers on the Detroit-Windsor tunnel, became a civil engineer and eventually moved to Oregon.
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Skiba, Frank
263 W Charles Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Frank Skiba worked as a teamster on the Capitol.
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Sullivan, Michael J.
213 Aurora Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1901 City Directory. This was a popular address for itinerant stonecutters. Others include: Albert and Charles Laughlin, James Payette, Otto Raschick.
Michael J. Sullivan was born in Minnesota in 1868. He was from Minneapolis where he was active in the union and served as Corresponding Secretary of the Local in 1897. He moved back to Minneapolis and was profiled in the "Prominent Stonecutters" feature of the Stonecutters Journal in Nov. and Dec. of 1905 when he was elected as a State Representative to the Minnesota Legislature from Minneapolis.
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Swanson, Andrew and John
472 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directories. Andrew was a laborer and John was a planer. Fellow Capitol workers Ecklund and Westlund also lived at this address.
John Swanson was born in Sweden in 1869 and emigrated in 1885. The 1900 Census has him living with his wife and two children at 106 Viola with fellow stone cutter, Jacob Zadow and his family.
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Westlund, John
472 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directory. John Westlund was born in Sweden in 1870 and came to America in 1888. Edward Ecklund and the Swansons also lived at this address.
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Swanson, Emil
7th cor Rosabel
St. Paul , Minnesota
1899 City Directory. Emil Swanson worked with the stone cutting machines as a "sawyer." He was born in 1859 in Massachusetts of Swedish parents.
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Taggert, Henry
556 N Robert St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Henry Taggert was an African-American born in Illinois in 1874. He worked on the Capitol in 1899 as a laborer though he is found in the 1900 Census working as a waiter.
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Thompson, Thomas
656 York Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899, 1902 and 1903 City Directories. Thomas Thompson (Thomason in the 1900 Census) was born in Norway in 1870 and emigrated in 1890. He is found in a April 27, 1902 Payroll for extra work when he was part of a select crew that spent that day, a Sunday, setting the statues, Courage and Integrity, and getting double time pay. The Union Advocate of Nov. 9, 1900 reported that Thomas Thompson had joined the Mason Tenders Union. His said he was working for Butler Bros. as an engineer in the 1903 City directory.
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Westerlund, Charles
78 E 7th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Charles Westerlund worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Westergreen, Andrew
171 Charles Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1899 City Directory. Andrew Westergreen was born in Sweden in 1859 and emigrated in 1880. In the 1900 Census he is living a couple doors down from this address with fellow Capitol worker Emil Lanke.
Christopher Gallagher also lived at this address.
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Whalen, James
480 Cedar St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1902 City Directories. James Whalen worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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White, William A.
193 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. William White worked as a "polisher" in the stone shed. Many other Capitol workers lived here including Elliott, Duckett, Haney, Daniel King, and the Gibneys.
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Williams, Thomas
930 W Carroll Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Thomas Williams worked as a "fireman," tending the steam powered machinery.
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Wubben, Herman B. and Bernard H.
407 View St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. Herman Wubben was born in Germany in 1840 and emigrated in 1865. His son Bernard was born in the Dakotas in 1874. They both worked on the Capitol for Butler-Ryan as laborers. In addition Bernard's name is found on a July 1897 Payroll of extra work done by George Grant Construction.
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Gobeil, John J.
168 Martin
St. Paul, Minnesota
1898 City Directory. John Gobeil worked for Butler-Ryan for a short time in 1898. His usual occupation was shoemaker. His brother Adolph was a President of the Local Cornice Makers Union.
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Nelson, Nils I.
1107 Payne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898-1905 City Directories and many other sources. Nels I. (or J.) Nelson (1864-1942) was the main stone mason at the Capitol and was in charge of setting the marble. He is found in a April 27, 1902 Payroll for extra work when he led a select crew that spent that day, a Sunday, setting the statues, Courage and Integrity, and getting double time pay.He was born in Sweden and emigrated in about 1884. He worked for Butler Bros. for many years and is mentioned in a 1930's history of the Company.
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Boland, John, Henry J. and George H.
905 Walker St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory: (Fry St. was called Walker St. at this time.) John Boland was the superintendent of construction for the Capitol. Commission though he lists Butler-Ryan as his employer in the 1898 City Directory. He was born in Ireland in 1844 and emigrated in 1849. His son, Henry, born in Minnesota in 1878 is found working as a laborer on an invoice for extra work done in 1904. John's youngest son, George, born in Minnesota in 1889, is found in the 1905 Payroll working as a laborer when he was 15. By 1910 Henry was working as a draughtsman and George was an apprentice carpenter.
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Kelly, Charles E.
307 Walnut St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899-1903 City Directories. Charles Kelly worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Bennet, Wells E.
452 Dayton Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Wells Bennett worked as a "draughtsman" in Capitol contractor Butler-Ryan's office. He was born in La Cross, Wisconsin in 1871 and he returned there soon after the Capitol was completed and became an architect.
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Bergman, Gustave A.
106 Phalen Creek
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Gustave A. Bergman was born in Sweden in 1875 and emigrated in 1889. He raised a large family here in St. Paul while working as a machine operator in the stone industry. Fellow Capitol worker Alfred Mortenson also lived at this address in 1899.
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Clousky, Adelbert
76 Front Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. A somewhat mysterious figure, Adelbert Clousky, was identified by a census taker in 1900 as "Edelbert Clow" living at this address. He was born in New York in 1848.
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Erickson, Charles
231 Front Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Charles Erickson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Erickson, Oscar
1024 E 6th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. The 1900 City Directory has two Oscar Ericksons working for Butler-Ryan. This one was a laborer.
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Eschenbacher, Louis
311 Arbor Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102, US
1900 City Directory. Louis Eschenbacher was born in Germany in 1858 and came to America in 1879. He and his wife raised a family in St. Paul as he worked as a stone cutter. He died here in 1926. His son, William, became a jeweler and had a business in downtown St. Paul for many years.
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Gill, Dennis
514 N Mississippi St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory, Laborer Dennis Gill was born in Minnesota of Irish parents in 1864.
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Gravert, Charles D.
227 E Page St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Charles D. Gravert was born in Germany in 1861 and came to Minnesota in 1882. He and his wife raised their family in this house as he worked as a carpenter.
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Guex, Ernest
829 Mississippi St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Ernest Guex worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Hanson, Hans
453 N Wacouta St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Hans Hanson worked as a "sawyer" probably with the stone sawing machinery.
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Harven, Samuel T.
608 Marshall Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Samuel T. Harven was born in 1871 in Sweden and emigrated in 1883.
He lived mostly in Minneapolis only staying in St. Paul for a short time during the Capitol construction where he worked as a stationery engineer. Harven raised a family in Minneapolis and later worked as a clerk at the post office. He died in 1928.
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Johnson, Ernest
73 W Acker St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Ernest Johnson worked on the Capitol as a teamster.
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Johnson, Nels
31 Mt.Vernon Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1900-1905 Nels Johnson worked on the Capitol for several years and is also found in the Payroll of 1904-5. Mt. Vernon Ave. used to be about here.
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Keplinger, John
926 N Marion St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. John Keplinger was born in Germany in 1857 and emigrated in 1887. He stayed in St. Paul and raised a large family here.
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Kuettel, John
Gorman se cor Annapolis
St. Paul, Minnesota
1900 City Directory. John Kuettle was born in Switzerland in 1856 and emigrated in 1882. He worked for many years as a stone cutter in St. Paul raising his family here. Kuettel was active in the Union and served as a delegate to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly in 1901. He eventually bought a farm in West St. Paul and moved there.
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McCarty, Charles
629 Hague Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Charles McCarty worked as an ironworker on the Capitol setting steel beams. He was born of Irish parents in Wisconsin in 1860 and came to Minnesota in 1880.
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McGregor, William
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. William McGregor was admitted into the St. Paul stonecutters union by traveling card in May of 1900 (St. Paul Globe 11May1900). He does not give an employer in the City Directory, however, many stone cutters who worked on the Capitol lived at this address. See Michael Giordano.
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McKenna, Martin
227 w 3rd st.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1900 City Directory. Martin McKenna worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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McKenzie, James
259 W Thomas Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. James McKenzie was born in Scotland in 1858 and emigrated in 1881. He was an activist in the Journeyman Stone Cutters Union and held several offices in the St. Paul Local while he was working on the Capitol. He and his wife, Helen, raised a family here in St. Paul while he worked as a stone cutter.
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Deschenes, Charles
170 W Lafond Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Charles Deschenes (referred to as Duchane in the 1900 Census) was born in Canada in 1863 and came to St. Paul in 1898. In 1900 he and fellow stone cutter Xavier Moore lived at this house with their wives and children - 13 people in all. Deschenes was active in the Journeymen Stone Cutters Union and was elected vice president of the St. Paul Local in December of 1904. The Stone Cutter Journal reported in May of 1934 that he had recently died at the age of 72 in Duluth.
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Moonan, James
391 E 8th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. James Moonan worked as a clerk in the office of Capitol contractor Butler-Ryan.
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Mullinox, William F.
193 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. French Canadian, William Mullinox was born in Canada in 1870 and came to the U.S. in 1885. John McAteer also lived at this address.
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Niner, Henry
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Stonecutter Henry Niner, born in Minnesota in 1879, gave no employer in the 1900 CD but many other Capitol stone cutters lived at this boarding house. See Michael Giordano.
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O'Regan, Patrick
480 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Patrick O'Regan worked as a watchman for Butler-Ryan. Fellow Capitol worker John Humphrey also lived at this address in 1898.
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Olson, John C. and Oscar G.
880 N Marion St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. John Olson worked as a sawyer and Oscar was a laborer. John, who was born in Norway in 1880, was the only one of the two living here when the 1900 Census was taken.
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Olson, Swan A.
535 N L'Orient St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Swan Olson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Pepra, Ignatius
266 W Thomas Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Laborer Ignatius Pepra was born in Poland in 1865 and came to America in 1885. He raised a large family and died in St. Paul in 1939.
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Peterson, Axel
110 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, MN 55103, US
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."
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Pierson, Olaf
1366 Selby Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Olaf Pierson's name is found in a April 27, 1902 Payroll for extra work when he was part of a select crew that spent that day, a Sunday, setting the statues, Courage and Integrity, and getting double time pay.
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Provost, Anthony
525 Park St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1900 City Directory. French-Canadian Anthony Provost was born in Canada in 1856. He came to the U.S. in 1889.
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Schaaf, Joseph
659 W Thomas Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Joseph Schaaf was born in Minnesota in 1879. His father, John, owned a "marble works" and he worked there as a stonecutter both before and after he worked at the Capitol.
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Strom, Michael
722 Delaware Ave, St Paul, MN 55107
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900, 1901 and 1904 City Directories. Michael Strom was an active member of the Journeymen Stonecutters' Association dating back as far as 1886. In 1890 he was elected recording secretary of the local Branch and attended the Convention of the Union in St. Louis. He was born in Illinois of German parents in 1865 and moved to Minnesota in about 1885. In 1899 he helped build an elaborate float for Labor Day parade which featured marble from the Capitol. Eventually he became an executive with C.H. Young, a cut stone contractor. Strom and his wife, Sophia, raised a large family in St. Paul and he died here in 1918.
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Valley, Adolph P.
161 Pleasent
St. Paul, Minnesota
1900 City Directory. Adolph Valley worked on the Capitol as a mason. The July 8, 1904 Union Advocate reported that A.Valley had been elected to the executive board of the Stone Masons Union.
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Walsh, Thomas B.
472 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Thomas Walsh worked as a blacksmith at the Capitol while he lived at this popular rooming house for Capitol workers. John Westlund, Edward Ecklund and others lived here.
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Wolford, George B.
52 Aurora Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. George Wolford (Wofford in the City Directory) was born in Georgia in 1876 and came to St. Paul with the marble. In January of 1900 the toes of his right foot were crushed in an accident on the job. In January of 1901 he joined the Tilelayers Union.
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Woodworth, Thomas T.
1201 Dayton Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Thomas Woodworth was born in Wisconsin in 1843 of English parentage. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
The following was sent to me by Shelly Carpenter, Woodworth's great granddaughter:
Thomas Woodworth died in a hospital in St. Paul 8 days after having a stroke in March, 1901. I can find no cemetery records for him.
Hopefully I'll be able to lay this all out where you can follow it.
Do not look at the attachment yet - it will spoil the story if you do.
Known fact - My grandfather was born Thomas James Woodworth, on April 13, 1890 in St. Paul, MN to Thomas T. Woodworth and Fannie Anna Macomber.
Family oral history – Thomas T. died in 1895 – stumbled home drunk one night and froze to death. Fact: Thomas died in 1901 – had a stroke (I don't know specifically where other than St. Paul) and died 8 days later in the hospital ( I have the death certificate). Oral history: Fannie took young Thomas and moved to New Orleans and from there managed lumber mills in Mississippi that she (her family?) owned. Thomas was enrolled in the military academy in New Orleans at that time. It was here that Fannie met and, at some point, married Dr. H.H. Grey. Dr. Grey opened a medical practice in Beaumont, TX and in 1901 Thomas was sent Michigan to live with his Aunt, I assume that this was Thomas' sister Lydia.
Fact: In 1902 Fannie and H.H. Moved to Oklahoma City and Dr. Grey was a staff physician at St. Anthony's hospital until his death in 1914. At some point Thomas was brought back – I don't know when.
This whole story is so totally convoluted that just writing the above paragraph was difficult.
Anyway -
After their marriage H.H. wanted to raise young Thomas as his own so he changed his name. Not just his last name but his entire name. Thomas James Woodworth became Cecil Head Grey. The “Cecil” was because H.H. claimed to have been a surgeon in the Boer War and that he was fast friends with none other than Cecil Rhodes – the founder of Rhodesia. (no one in the family seemed to know why the middle name Head).
Now for the good part.
When I started doing the genealogy on Ancestry I wanted to know what H.H stood for. And although my grandmother (Cecil's wife) had written some family biographies it was never mentioned and my aunt who is still living did not know. So I started searching. After about 2 weeks of no luck it hit me to search for Head Gray and bingo – I immediately found his death notice in JAMA which listed him as Henry Head Gray and told me that he died of suicide in Kansas City, MO. So now I had something to go on.
I then found his death certificate but the really good thing I found was this: Please stop reading the email and read this link now and make sure to read the comments after the story - they will fill in some blanks.
http://torontofamilyhistory.org/projects/archives/251
This had only been written about 7 or 8 months before I started my research so if I had looked earlier – I would have had no luck. In reading this it becomes apparent that the name Head was H.H.'s mother's maiden name.
After reading this I was really obsessed and then through the Oklahoma Historical Society I found this little tidbit "Folder 39. Frederick S. Barde Collection. - Manuscripts. - Fort Riley through Guthrie, Oklahoma. DR. H. H. GREY”. I'm in Florida and was desperate to know what this was so I asked my cousin, who lives in Oklahoma City but who is related on my dad's side so in no way related to this story, to please go and find out what this was. She gladly did as asked and when she called me a few days later she was beyond flabbergasted. The attached file is what she found.
So now – go read the attachment before reading farther.
Things I have found since then:
The U.S. Census of 1900 has Fannie and Thomas living in St. Paul with Thomas T. and his sister Lydia.
This same census has Fannie and H.H. and Cecil and another boy – Will – living in Atlanta.
Cecil's oldest daughter, my mother's sister was still alive when I started this investigation and did not know much about this. She says that her dad did remember his biological father and had fond memories of him. He also occasionally mentioned “another boy” but there was never a name and he was never referred to as “my brother”.
William Musgrove Ireland was a student with H.H. Gray (notice Gray not Grey) at Trinity Medical College, but he failed his 2nd year exams.
The 1895 Minnesota state census shows Thomas J as five years old, yet Cecil in Atlanta in 1900 is only five. My conjecture is that Cecil was not actually in Atlanta – he might still have been with his father or stuck away in boarding school in New Orleans.(He was also in military boarding school in Mexico, Missouri in 1905 - fact - but I don't know for how long and their records don't go back that far).
So many questions that will never be answered. You have now seen the newspaper picture of Wm. Ireland. I have a couple of pictures of Thomas T. Actually, my grandfather looked much more like William than Thomas. I can find no evidence of Aunt Lydia after that 1900 census.
I have court rulings on the insurance on “H.H.” which the insurance companies did not want to pay because he was not “H.H.”.
Jane MacNamara in Ontario, who wrote “The Curious Case...” has uncovered other small newspaper articles, as have I, that refer to Dr. Grey.
So my mother's maiden name was Grey but should have been Ireland or Woodworth or anything but Grey. Talk about needing some DNA done!
New note: I recently found where Fanny and Ireland were married in New Orleans in 1899 under the names of William H. Grey and Anna F. Cucumber. (Anna was Fannie's middle name).
Just thought you might enjoy this story.
Shelley Carpenter
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Zadow, Jacob A.
106 Viola
St. Paul, MN
1900 City Directory. Jacob Zadow was a second generation German born in Illinois in 1870. He was active in the Journeymen Stoncutters' Union. The 1900 Census records that John Swanson, another Capitol stonecutter lived here also.
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Peterson, August
643 E Wells St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. August Peterson was born in Sweden in 1871 and came to America in 1887. He worked as a laborer on the Capitol in 1900 but he lists his occupation as a carpenter in the 1900 Census. His brother, fellow Capitol worker, Herman, also lived here in 1900.
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Nutzmann, Louis
Upper Levee near the Omaha Bridge
St. Paul , Minnesota
1900 City Directory. Louis Nutzmann lived, along with his wife and large family, on the Upper Levee near the Omaha Bridge. He was born in Germany in 1848 and emigrated in 1875. He is called a "grinder" in the 1900 CD but the 1900 Census identifies him as a stationary engineer.
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Jones, Allen
2732 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1898-1899 St. Paul and Minneapolis City Directories. Allen Jones was born in Wales in 1860. He lived in Minneapolis at this address for many years but worked in St. Paul on the Capitol in 1898-99. He was active in the Stone Cutters Union and the St. Paul Globe reported in December of 1899 that Jones had won the raffle of the toolbox of deceased stone cutter William Hays. (This was a traditional fundraiser for survivors.) Hays was a fellow Capitol worker.
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Jones, Arthur H. and William H.
2806 15th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1898 and 1899 City Directories. William H. Jones and his son Arthur H. were both born in Wales; William in 1855 and Arthur in 1876. They lived in Minneapolis and worked as stone cutters on the Capitol in 1898 and 99.
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McMahon, Dennis
614 25th Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directories. Dennis McMahon worked as a bricklayer on the Capitol.
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Dietrich, Charles
2210 S 9th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. Charles (or Carl) Dietrich was born in Germany in 1852 and emigrated in 1870.
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Nelson, John
3003 E 25th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. John Nelson was admitted into the St. Paul Stonecutters Union Local on a traveling card along with 5 others from Minneapolis in September of 1901.
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Tromberg, Thomas
203 Norris St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1900 City Directory. Thomas Tromberg worked as a "marble polisher" at the Capitol. He was born in Denmark in 1866 and emigrated in 1882. He joined the Tilelayers Union on August 3,1900 according to a report in the St. Paul Globe. Tromberg is found in San Francisco in the 1910 Census working in a marble yard.
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Beaudet, Louis O.
Mendota, MN
Mendota, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory.
Louis O. Beaudet was born in Minnesota to French-Canadian parents in 1865. He lived in the village of Mendota across the Mississippi River from St. Paul and worked on the Capitol as a hoisting engineer. Beaudet lived in Mendota for many years where he and his wife raised a family as he worked as a hoisting engineer. He died there in 1937.
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Belair, Thomas
131 Robertson
St. Paul, Minnesota
1898 City Directory. French-Canadian stone cutter Thomas Belair (or Bellaire) was born in Canada in 1853 and came to the U.S. in 1866. He died in St. Paul in April of 1910. This is about where 131 Robertson would have been.
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Selander, Peter
530 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1902 City Directories, Payroll and Staff. Peter Selander variously spelled Salender, Sederlander and Cedarlander) was born in Sweden in 1863 and came to America in 1885. He got hired as a janitor in 1905 when the Capitol was completed.
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Anger, Henry J.
117 W Winifred St, St Paul, MN 55107
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Henry J. Anger was born in Minnesota in 1880 of French-Canadian parents. He gave his occupation as stationery engineer in the 1900 Census but worked on the Capitol in 1901 as a fireman tending the steam powered machinery.
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Colquhoun, John
1038 Knox Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1901 St. Paul and Minneapolis City Directories. John Colquhoun was born in Scotland in 1875 and emigrated in 1888. He was active in the Minneapolis Journeymen Stone Cutters and served as president of the branch in 1902 and again in 1905. Colquhoun and his wife raised a large family in this house in Minneapolis as he worked as a stone cutter. He died here in 1915.
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Demont, Nicholas and Charles
1901 City Directory. Nicholas Demont (1854-1934) was born in Germany and came to the U.S. in 1880. He and his family farmed in New Canada Township but he was also a bricklayer. His son Charles, born in Minnesota in 1887, went to work on the Capitol as an apprentice in 1902 when he was 15.
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French, Leon
41 W Magnolia Ave, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Leon French was born in Minnesota in 1880. His father was a carpenter and he lived here with his parents for many years. He later became a bookbinder. His World War I draft registration indicates that he was deaf and dumb.
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Anderson, Andrew T.
640 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Andrew Anderson was born in Norway in 1863 and came to America in 1868. In 1900 he was living at this address with his wife, Josephine, and new son, Leonard.
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Anderson, Charles E.
420 Oneida St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Hoisting engineer, Charles E. Anderson, was born in Sweden in 1858 and emigrated in 1870.
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Barry, George
194 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory.

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Bonner, Alexander
704 N Mississippi St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory.
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Boyer, Dennis
11 West 3rd St.
Saint Paul, MN
1901 City Directory. This is about where 11 West 3rd St. would have been.
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Brown, Joseph
480 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Joseph Brown was a tile layer and apparently was brought in to work on the Guastavino tile. (See Guastavino) He lived at this address with two other tile layers, Pietro Carceno and Laureano Laguillo.
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Burt, John D.
165 Como Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Emil Swanson also lived here in 1901.
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Carceno, Pietro
480 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 Pietro Carceno lived here along with Joseph Brown and Laureano Laguillo. They had all been imported to work on the Guastavino tile system.
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Guastavino, Raphael J.
1901 City Directory. Raphael Guastavino III stayed here at The Ryan Hotel while supervising the Guastavino tile work at the Capitol. The following information is from The Basilica of St. Lawrence: http://www.saintlawrencebasilica.org/guastavino.html
His father, Rafael Guastavino Jr., had emigrated to the United States from Barcelona, Spain in 1881. There he had been a successful architect and builder, designing large factories and homes for the industrialists of the region of Catalan. He was also credited there with being responsible for the revival of an ancient tile and mortar building system that had been used in Catalonia and other parts of Spain for centuries. This method of building uses layers of thin tile bedded in layers of mortar to create curved horizontal surfaces. Floors, roofs, ceilings and stairs can all be formed with this system, usually in the shape of vaults or domes. Perhaps Middle Eastern in origin, this way of building creates a strong, fireproof, attractive surface.

In St. Lawrence Catholic Church every horizontal surface in the building is made of this combination of tile and mortar. The building also houses the crypt of Rafael Guastavino.

By 1900 Guastavino had successfully transferred his patented tile building method to the US, and was working for the leading architects of this country. His work is now found in over a thousand buildings in this country, mainly in the Northeast, particularly in New York City and Boston. Those buildings include Grant's Tomb, the Great Hall at Ellis Island, Grand Central Station, Carnegie Hall, and the chapel at West Point. In North Carolina his work is found in the Duke Chapel in Durham, the Jefferson Standard Building in Greensboro, the Motley Memorial in Chapel Hill and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wilmington.
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Hadler, Franz
373 Rosabel St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Franz Hadler worked on the Capitol as a laborer. (Wall St. was called Rosabel when Hadler lived here. William Johnson also lived at this address.)
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Hancock, George H.
543 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. George H. Hancock was born in Illinois in 1856. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer although he was a painter by trade. By 1910 he and his wife had moved on to Seattle where he was working as a painter.
James Whalen also lived at this address.
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Jensen, August
165 Como Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. August Jenson worked as a laborer on the Capitol. Edward Leonard also lived here.
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Johnson, William
373 Rosabel St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. William Johnson worked as a laborer on the Capitol. Franz Hadler also lived at this address.
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Laguillo, Lauriano
480 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Joseph Brown and Pietro Carceno as well as Laguillo lived here and were evidently brought in to work on the Guastavino tile.
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Lenzer, Godfried
257 W. 3rd
St. Paul, MN
1901 City Directory. Gottfried Lenzer was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1856 and came to America in 1881. Emmett Butler attributes much of the Butlers' success to Lenzer's skill in estimating construction costs. According to a report in Stone magazine of June 1900 Lenzer and fellow Butler employee Joseph Bourgeault had leased a stone quarry in Marquette, Michigan. Soon after Lenzer went into business as an architect.
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Leonard, Edward
165 Como Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Edward Leonard worked as a laborer on the Capitol Fellow Capitol worker August Jensen also lived here.
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Lundquist, Fred
390 Rondo
St. Paul, MN
1901 City Directory. Fred Lundquist worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Marth, Joseph
450 7th St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Joseph Marth worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Menke, Charles
587 Goff Ave, St Paul, MN 55107
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Charles Menke worked as a bricklayer on the Capitol. (Goff was changed to Humboldt Ave. in 1916.)
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Nickle, Michael J.
644 S Stryker Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Michael Nickle was born in Germany in 1857 and came to St. Paul in about 1880. He worked as a bricklayer while he and his wife, Katherine, raised a large family in this house. Nickle died in St. Paul in 1940.
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Olson, Gustav
1077 Beech St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory.
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Pichke, Anton
450 7th St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Anton Pichke worked as a laborer on the Capitol. Joseph Marth also lived here.
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Poyer, Oliver N.
626 St Peter St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Oliver Poyer worked on the Capitol as a stonecutter. Fellow Capitol workers Daniel Frazer and Charles McMillan lived here in 1902.
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Rankin, James
4 Viola
St. Paul, MN
1901 City Directory. James Rankin worked on the Capitol as a laborer though he called himself a carpenter in the 1900 Census. He was born in Canada in 1878 and came to the U.S. in 1899. James' uncle, Andrew Rankin, was a well respected building contractor in St. Paul.
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Rolland, Frank
763 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Frank Rolland worked on the Capitol as a hoisting engineer.
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Sanborn, John
535 N Robert St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. John Sanborn worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Schneider, Frank J.
498 N Marion St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Frank Schneider worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Shiely, Simon W.
62 W Hatch Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Young Simon Shiely was 17 when started his career as a bricklayer at the Capitol. He was 3rd generation Irish, born in Minnesota in 1883 and he lived in this house with his parents and their large family for many years. He married and raised a family in St. Paul working as a bricklayer. Shiely was honored in 1957 for being a 55 year member of Bricklayers Local 1. He died here in 1961 at the age of 78.
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Tweet, Charles
544 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Charles Tweet worked as a laborer on the Capitol. This was a popular address for Capitol workers. John and Charles Peterson also lived here.
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Winberg, Peter J.
69 W Winnipeg Ave, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 and 1902 City Directories. Peter Winberg (or Windberg) was born in Sweden in 1874 and came to St. Paul in 1891. He gave his occupation as "stone planer" in the 1905 Census and continued in that line of work throughout his life. He said he was a "plane man" at a stone shop in the 1940 Census when he was 66. Winberg's name is found in a April 27, 1902 Payroll for extra work when he was part of a select crew that spent that day, a Sunday, setting the statues, Courage and Integrity, and getting double time pay. He died in St. Paul in 1957.
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Wood, Ellen M.
181 Pleasant Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Ellen Wood worked as a stenographer in Butler-Ryan's office.
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King, William A.
2424 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, 1900, 1901 City Directories. William A. King was born in Ohio in 1858 of German parents. He moved with his family to Minnesota in 1880 and lived in Minneapolis when he worked on the Capitol as a "tuck pointer." The architect's log of May 10,1901 notes that King broke his wrist in a fall that day.He worked for many years as a bricklayer in Minneapolis and raised a large family there.
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O'Brien, William
2308 Oakland Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. William O'Brien worked as a stonecutter on the Capitol.
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Lane, Daniel C.
2607 Pleasant Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Minneapolis stonecutter Daniel Lane was born in Maine in 1847. He moved to Minnesota with his wife and family in 1884.
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McCallum, Alexander, and Wallis B.
925 20th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Alexander McCallum was born in Canada of Scottish parents in 1839 and came to the U.S. in 1865. His son Wallace (1880-1938) was born and lived his whole life in Minnesota. Alexander was a "bridge contractor" according to the Census and worked on the Capitol as a foreman for Butler-Ryan. Wallace listed his occupation as "carpenter" in the City Directory but said he was a stationary engineer in the Census.
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Martin, Henry J.
946 29th Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55418
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1901 City Directory. Henry Martin worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Gibney, Thomas
193 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Thomas Gibney, born in Ireland in 1868, was an activist in the Stone Cutters Union. Many other itinerant stone cutters lived at this address during the Capitol construction.
The Stone Cutters' Journal of March 1898 featured a picture of Gibney announcing that he had been appointed General Auditor of the Union. At that time he was a member of the Tate, Georgia local. After his work on the Minnesota Capitol
Thomas Gibney moved on to Helena, Montana to work on the Capitol there then to San Francisco where he worked for many years. I am indebted to Mary, a relation of Gibney's, for posting this obituary on RootsChat: From the Stone Cutters Journal, May 1933, p.16: "GIBNEY, Thomas, a member of our San Francisco local, died suddenly from a fall he received while working on the Post Office wall. He was taking down part of the granite when his crowbar slipped from under the anchor, causing him to lose his balance,and he fell to the ground some thirty-five feet below. The accident happened on March 17th, about two o'clock;Brother Gibney died the next morning at five. The late brother was fifty-one years of age, and had been president of the San Francisco local for a number of years. All members and friends extend sincerest sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family." (I believe he was actually about 65 years old when he died.)
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Bourgeault, Joseph
650 Wabasha St N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 St. Paul City Directory and Census. (In 1898 and 1899 Joseph and his family lived at 684 Wabasha.) Joseph Bourgeault supervised the stone cutting for the Capitol. He was born in 1849 in Montreal and came to the U.S. in 1880. Two of his sons also worked on the Capitol. Albert, born 1883, was a stonecutter and Joseph Henry was a foreman.
When Joseph Bourgeault, the supervisor for the stonecutting on the Capitol, had moved to St. Paul in the early 1880’s he found a well-established community of his compatriots. French Canadians, involved in the fur trade, had been coming to Minnesota since the 1600’s and the city of St. Paul’s origins are traced to Pierre, “Pig’s Eye,” Parrant’s early settlement. One of the Twin City’s two French language newspapers, Le Canadien, was published in the city, and the fraternal society, Woodmen of the World, had a French chapter in St. Paul of which Bourgeault was a founding member. The center of the French speaking community was St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, his first stop when he first came to town, and his children were schooled at the Ecole St. Louis next to the church where classes were taught in French even up to the 1960’s. In a memoir written in 1942 at the age of 91 Bourgeault remembered the Capitol job as being “the most complicated and the finest work” of his long career. Hired by Butler-Ryan during the bidding process to help with the estimate for their winning bid, he recalled that he spent one hour of each day in the stonecutting shed, and one on the construction site, while eight hours were spent in the office figuring the cutting of the stone. “I made working drawings and lists for stonecutters, a tag for every stone. I had a young man helping me making the tags.” This would have been a memory tinged with sadness as Bourgeault’s son, Louis, worked in the Butler-Ryan office in 1898 and died that year in October at the age of 17. He was a well-known figure in the Minnesota cut stone industry and his name appears in the Stonecutters’ Journal as well as other trade publications. Yet he had always felt that his American business ventures were hampered by his limited English, and the entire Bourgeault clan moved back to Manitoba, Canada, where they were living at the time of the 1906 Canadian census. He was involved in several successful cut stone and quarrying businesses and was able to spend the rest of his life in the industry.
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Bourgeault, Joseph Henri
189 University Ave E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 Joseph H. Bourgeault was the son of Joseph Bourgeault who supervised the stone cutting for the superstructure. He was born in Canada in 1875 and came to the U.S. with his family in 1880. Joseph H. played the clarinet and always gave his occupation as "musician" in Census records and, in fact, newspapers of the day announced that he was a soloist for a local orchestra. The 1901 City Directory, however, lists him as a foreman for Butler-Ryan and the Stonecutter Journal of January 1899 reported that he was the shop foreman for the job.
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Butler, Coolie
372 Wabasha St N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Coolie Butler, one of the Butler brothers and vice president of the firm, gave this address, the Astoria Hotel, in 1903.
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Butler, Emmett
1156 Hague Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 St. Paul City Directory. Emmett Butler (Robert Emmett Butler) was one of the Butler Brothers , contractor for the construction of the Capitol. He worked as a bricklayer on the job.
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Butler, John
330 Globe Building
4th St., sw corner at Cedar
St. Paul, Minnesota
This is the location of the Globe Building where Butler- Ryan had their offices. John Butler's (1861-1926) official position was secretary of the Company during the construction. In 1898 he moved to Tate, Georgia and managed the quarrying of the marble for the Capitol.
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Gilbert, Cass
71 Floral Dr
St Paul, Minnesota, US
(Heather Dr. was called Floral when Cass Gilbert lived here.) Gilbert was the architect of the Capitol and had grown up in St. Paul. By 1900 he had moved to New York City where he spent the rest of his life.
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Bullard, Casivelle
1282 Folsom St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 St. Paul City Directory. Casiville Bullard (1873-1959) was an African American bricklayer and member of Bricklayers Union Local 1. He moved to St. Paul from Tennessee, where he was born, to work on the Capitol.
Bullard was a skilled carpenter as well as bricklayer and he is found in the 1903 City Directory working as a carpenter for Butler Bros. with his name misspelled as "Asahel A. Ballard."
In 1903 Bullard was living at 926 Rice St. but by 1905 he had built the house at this address. He and his wife raised a large family here and many descendants still live in the area. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Jones, Ernest
331 W Lawson Ave, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Family history and 1905 Census. Ernest Jones, born in Tennessee in 1871, was an African American bricklayer who came to St. Paul in 1902 to work on the Capitol. He stayed and raised a large family here and some of his descendants still live in the area. In 1905 fellow Capitol worker John McMurtry and his family also lived at this address.
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Knudsen, William Martin
265 W Pennsylvania Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
William Knudsen (1859-1914) was born in Norway and came to America in 1882. He worked as a carpenter on the Capitol and his tool box and tools, donated by his descendants, are now in the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society. He and his wife, Bertha, raised a large family here in St. Paul.
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Manke, Otto C.
419 Charles Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
During the 2012 renovation work at the Capitol a copper cleat was found at the very top of the building inscribed "OC. Manke August 17, 1902." Otto C. Manke was born in Minnesota in 1871 of German parents. He was a cornice maker and a member of Sheet Metal Workers 42 and served as President of the Local in 1900 and Treasurer in 1905. He raised a family in St. Paul and some of his descendants still live in the area.
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Olson, Sebulon
682 E Magnolia Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898, 1900 and 1901 St. Paul City Directories. Sebulon Olson (1862-1933) was born in Sweden and emigrated in 1886. He was a hoisting engineer and worked on Nels I. Nelson's crew setting most of the marble. He is found in a April 27, 1902 Payroll for extra work (there called "Ole Oleson") when he was part of a select crew that spent that day, a Sunday, setting the statues, Courage and Integrity, and getting double time pay. Olson raised his family on St. Paul's East Side working as a hoisting engineer and some of his descendants, who provided me with the photos and information, still live in the area.
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Rachac, John
309 Harrison Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 St. Paul City Directory and Census. John Rachac (1848-1936) emigrated from Bohemia to Belle Plane, Minnesota in 1863 with his family. He had already been a carpenter apprentice for two years at that time. He married and moved to St. Paul in 1871. He built the house at this address in 1889 and lived here the rest of his life. He worked on the construction of the Capitol and continued there as a maintenance carpenter until he retired in 1926. His son John Jr. worked in Cass Gilbert's office.
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Benson, William
156 W Edmund Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. William Benson was born in Sweden in 1866 and emigrated in 1881. His wife and two youngest children were born in Georgia and he came from there to St.Paul in 1900 to work on the Capitol as a "sawyer,"planer" and "turner". He worked on the Capitol for many years and is found in the 1904-5 Payroll records classified as a stone cutter and foreman.
William Benson seemed determined to adapt to the changing stone industry. Benson, as mentioned earlier, moved from Georgia to St. Paul with his wife Cora and family, and initially worked as a machine operator in the stonecutting shed. In 1905 he had been promoted to foreman stonecutter by the Butler Brothers. He continued working as a stonecutter for a cut stone contractor in St. Paul and two sons, Thomas H. (born 1890) and Walter J. (born 1902), followed their father into the trade. In 1915 Thomas, only 25 years old, died of what was called tuberculosis on his death certificate. Tuberculosis was commonly given as cause of death for stonecutters but it is likely that the dust Thomas was constantly exposed to at work contributed to his death. In the 1920’s William and his younger son, Walter, worked for the C.H. Young Co., a large cut stone contractor, as “planers.” William served as president of the Twin Cities local union in 1921. In 1929 Walter moved to Indiana where he worked in the Bedford limestone industry as a planer and was a member of the union there. In 1930 William, at the age of 63, was still working as a “marble worker” for a wholesale marble shop in St. Paul according to the census report. The Stonecutters’ Journal reported in August of 1932 that William Benson had died while visited his son in Bedford. By 1940 Walter was in Miami still working as a stonecutter, and his mother, Cora, now widowed, was living there with him and his family.
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Diamond, Peter
445 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. Stone cutters William Hamilton and James King also lived at this address along with Phelix Arthur who was killed working in the stone cutting shed May 4,1898. Swedish stone cutter Peter Diamond was born in 1859 and came to America in 1873. He lived at this address with two other Capitol stone cutters, Daniel King and William Hamilton, the President of the Local. He had come from Pickens County, Georgia with the marble and had returned there, where he had a wife and son, by the time of the 1900 Census. The St. Paul Globe of Aug. 23, 1901 reported that Peter Diamond was dying of "consumption" (probably actually silicosis) in an Atlanta hospital.
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Duckett, John
86 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899-1902 City Directories. John Duckett was born in 1880 in Georgia and came here in 1899 with the marble and worked as a "stone sawyer" in the shed. He became a union bricklayer and although he was in Atlanta in 1905 working as a bricklayer (Union Advocate Feb. 5, 1905), he returned, married, and raised a family in St. Paul. He died here in 1952.
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Elliot, Phillip
229 St Anthony Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 St. Paul City Directories. Phillip Elliott was a stonecutter from Georgia who came to St. Paul in 1899 with the marble. He stayed in Minnesota and moved to Sandstone to work in the quarry there. He died there in 1913 of "stone cutters phithysis" (silicosis).
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Giordano, Michael
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 St. Paul City Directory and Census. This boarding house, at 88 Sherburne, hosted many stonecutters and other Capitol workers.
Michael Giordano was born in Italy in 1854 and emigrated in 1877. He was a proud member of the Stone Cutters Union and served as President of the Tate, Georgia local in 1898. The 1899 St. Paul City Directory says that he had recently moved to Tate,Georgia, where the marble for the Capitol was quarried, that year. By 1900 he was back in St. Paul working for Butler-Ryan Co. He was an activist in the Union while here and the Union Advocate announced in August 1900 that he was moving to New Jersey where he had found a more lucrative position. However, by 1907 Giordano was back in Marble Hill, Georgia reorganizing the lapsed local there. (Stone Cutters Journal April 1907 and December 1909).
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Humphrey, John
480 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1898 City Directory. This is probably the same John Humphrey, who appears in the 1900 Census in Pickens, Georgia working as an engineer. He was born in Georgia in 1860 and evidently came to St. Paul in 1898 to work on the Capitol, then returned to Georgia where he had a wife and family
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Jarrett, Judge
561 Broadway St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902-1904 St. Paul City Directory and 1905 Payroll. Judge Jarrett (1880-1965) was one of the African Americans from Georgia recruited by the Butlers to work on the marble here. He arrived in 1902 and his name is found in the Payroll records of 1904-5. At the time of the 1905 Census Jarrett was living at 886 Park with fellow Capitol worker Issac Suddeth. His mother and sister and her family also moved to St. Paul. After the completion of the Capitol Jarrett went on to work in the quarry at Kasota and then for the Northern Pacific Rail Road
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Johnson, Coy
370 St Anthony Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899-1901 St. Paul City Directories. Coy Johnson was one of a number of African-American stone workers who moved from Georgia to St. Paul to work on the Capitol construction. He worked as a laborer on the building from 1899 to 1905. He was born in Georgia in 1870 and apparently left St. Paul shortly after the completion of the Capitol.
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McAteer, John
193 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 St. Paul City Directory and Census. John McAteer was born in Pennsylvania in 1872 of Irish parents. The Aug. 2, 1900 St. Paul Globe reported that "John McAttler" a member of the International Stone Sawyers Union of Tate, GA. was moving from St. Paul to work in Sandstone, MN. He was back in St. Paul working for Butler Bros, however, by 1902 and is also found in the 1905 Payroll records.
This was a popular address for itinerant stone cutters. In 1898 Capitol workers Daniel King, William Harvey and John and Thomas Gibney lived here. John Duchett and Phillip Elliott, also from Georgia, lived here in 1899.
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McMurtry, John
331 W Lawson Ave, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 St. Paul City Directory and Census. John H.McMurtry was an African-American born in Georgia in 1866. He was experienced in working with marble and moved his wife and large family to St. Paul during the Capitol construction.
Fellow Capitol construction worker, Ernest Jones and his family was also living at this address in 1905.
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Stephens, Benjamin
1031 N Park St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899-1904 City Directories, Staff Payroll and 1905 Census. African- American Benjamin Stephens (1872-1940) was born in Georgia, came to St. Paul with the marble from that state and worked with the machinery in the stone cutting shed. He stayed in St. Paul, raising his family here and got a job as janitor at the new Capitol in 1905 and 1906 but soon went back to the construction trades working as a "stone finisher" for many years.
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Suddeth, Isaac and Oscar
886 Park Street
Saint Paul, MN 55117, US
1899,1900, 1902 and 1904 City Directories. Isaac Suddeth (1865-1909) was an African-American from Tate, Georgia where the marble was quarried. He first came here to work on the Capitol alone in 1899 but by 1905 he was living at this address with his wife and five children. Fellow Capitol worked, Judge Jarrett, also lived here in 1905. They stayed here and Suddeth died in in St. Paul in 1909.
Isaac's son, Oscar, born in Georgia in 1887, worked on the Capitol as a "polisher" in 1904 at the age of 17. Oscar died in St. Paul in 1915.
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Arthur, Felix
445 Rice Street
Saint Paul, MN 55103, US
Newspaper accounts. Felix Arthur boarded at this address along with stone cutters James King, William Hamilton and Peter Diamond. He died on May 4, 1898 when his leg was caught in a belt on one of the machines in the stone cutting shed. Arthur had come from Georgia along with the marble to work on the building and his body was sent to Nelson, Georgia for burial.
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Biersack, John
491 Wabasha St N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Newspaper accounts. John Biersack fell from a scaffold at the Capitol on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 15, 1898 and died on Oct. 20 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Wisconsin in 1862 and had moved here to work on the construction. His body was sent home and he was buried in West Bend, Wisconsin.
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Corrigan, John
798 N Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Newspaper accounts. John Corrigan had only been employed as a laborer at the Capitol for a few days when he fell on June 25, 1903 and died. He was single and only 19 years old . The location of his grave is unknown.
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Magnuson, Alfred
607 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 Census and Newspaper reports. Alfred Magnuson was a Swedish stonemason. He fell at the Capitol on June 25, 1900 and died on the 29th at St. Joseph's Hospital. Magnuson was 23 years old and had only been in the country for 4 years. He was the nephew of head stonemason, Nels I. Nelson. Fellow Capitol workers John L. Olson and Ole Moe were also living at this address in 1900.
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Swanson, Alfred
3801 N 4th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1900 Minneapolis City Directory and Newspaper reports. Alfred Swanson was a Swedish emigrant who died in a fall from scaffolding at the Capitol on April 27, 1900. He worked on the crew doing in-place stone carving. He was about 30 years old and unmarried. His grave is in the Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery in Minneapolis.
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Zauner, Florian
442 W Water St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 Census and Newspaper reports. Florian Zauner was born in Austria in 1858 and, according to his naturalization papers, came to America in 1893. He died in a fall at the Capitol on August 4, 1900. He was unmarried and the location of his grave is unknown.
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Corwin, Alfred
181 W Edmund Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 and 1900 City Directory: Purdy and Hutcheson employee. Albert S. Corwin (1861-1940) was an Irish born stone carver who came to this country with his family in 1864. He was active member in the Stonecutters Union. and the March 1898 Stonecutters' Journal notes that Corwin was in Tate, Georgia at that time. He came here in 1899 to work on the Capitol and stayed in St. Paul raising his family here though he traveled throughout the country and Canada for his work. The July 1940 issue of the Stonecutters Journal has an obituary of Corwin, a life member, noting that he had retired 12 years earlier.
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Faulkner, Louis
65 Central Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1899 City Directory. This is about where 65 Central Ave. would have been.
Louis Faulkner, born in Minnesota in 1865, was a stone carver who worked for the Purdy and Hutcheson Co. on the statuary and ornamental carving. He had previously been an instructor at the Armour Industrial School in Chicago. The Stone Cutters' Journal of July 1899 reported that he had been accepted into the St. Paul Local on a traveling card from Albany, New York. Faulkner was active in the Union and, along with Albert Corwin, helped prepare an elaborate float for the 1899 Labor Day Parade. Faulkner traveled with his work and was in New York in 1905, possibly working on the U.S. Customs House, another Cass Gilbert commission. He is found in the 1910 Census in Texas and back in St. Peter, Minnesota in 1920 where he died on August 31st of that year.
I am indebted to Anne Faulkner, whose great grandfather was Louis Faulker's brother, for much of this information.
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Holz, August
550 Wabasha St N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 City Directory. August Holz was born in Minnesota in 1865. He worked for the ornamental stone carving firm, Purdy and Hutcheson as a stone carver. Like the other carvers he was a member of the Journeyman Stone Cutters Union and, according to a report in the St. Paul Globe, was cleared into the St. Paul Local from Chicago in May of 1900
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Hutcheson, William J.
455 1/2 Wabasha St N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899-1901 City Directories. William J. Hutcheson was half of the Purdy and Hutcheson Co., a Chicago based ornamental sculpture firm, that did the stone carving at the Capitol. Hutcheson was born in Scotland in 1857 and died in St Paul in 1907. Like the other stone carvers he was a member of the Journeyman Stone Cutters of North America and he cleared into the St. Paul local in February of 1900. Hutcheson had worked as a stone carver in Paris and Glasgow before coming to America. In the U.S. he worked in New York in 1888 and also on Burton Hall at the University of Minnesota in 1894. He settled in St. Paul with his wife and daughter and lived here until his death in 1907.
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Nielson, Ananias
133 University Ave E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899-1900 City Directory. Ananias Albert Nielson was born in Norway in 1868 and emigrated in 1888. He worked for Purdy and Hutcheson as a stone carver at the Capitol. He soon moved to Minneapolis and was the superintendent of a marble factory there in 1910. In 1930 he was the foreman at a stone yard in Oak Park, Illinois.
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Purdy, Frederick A.
The Argyle
St. Peter and Central
St. Paul, Minnesota
1899, 1900 City Directories. The Argyle Hotel was on the southeast corner of St. Peter and Central Ave. which would have been about here.
Frederick Purdy, the son of a sculptor, was born in England in 1857 and came to the U.S. in 1886. He was half of the Chicago based firm, Purdy and Hutcheson, chosen by architect Cass Gilbert to do the stone carving at the Capitol. When he was in town he stayed at The Argyle Hotel though he was back in Chicago at the time of the 1900 Census. Purdy, like the other stone carvers, was a member of the Journeymen Stonecutters Union and he was accepted into the St. Paul local on a traveling card in May of 1899. Also like many stone carvers, he moved around with his work and was back in St. Paul in 1910-11 and in Vermont as late as 1925 still working as a sculptor.
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Schlink, Herman
1008 E 22nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1900 St. Paul City Directory and 1900 Census. Herman Schlink (1869-1950) was born in Winona, Minnesota of German parents and spent most of his life in Minneapolis. In addition to his work on the Capitol he is credited with doing most of the stone carving and ornamental plaster work on the Turnblad mansion in Minneapolis which is now houses the American-Swedish Institute.The July 1899 issue of the Stone Cutters' Journal reported that he had been admitted into the St. Paul Local of the Stone Cutters Union on a traveling card from Minneapolis. Schlink worked for Purdy and Hutcheson which had the contract for the stone carving at the Capitol.
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Schmid, George
257 Concord St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899 City Directory. George Schmid worked for the ornamental sculpure firm of Purdy and Hutcheson. In the 1899 CD he lists his occupation as "caster" but in the 1900 Census he is a "stone carver." He was born in Germany in 1855 and came to St. Paul in 1882. An 1889 passport application reveals that George Schmid, a carpenter, was traveling to Munich to study sculpture. He raised a large family in St. Paul and by 1920 had moved to San Francisco with his work. This address is from the 1900 Census.
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Anderson, Albert
934 Burr St, St Paul, MN 55130
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 Payroll and City Directory. Albert Anderson was born in Norway in 1878 and came to St. Paul in 1902. He joined Carpenters Local 87 on April 26, 1904, probably when he got hired on at the Capitol. He and his wife raised a large family at this address.
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Anderson, Martin
172 Case Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 Payroll and City Directory. Martin Anderson was a mason who worked in the Capitol.
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Anderson, Swan
893 Desoto St, St Paul, MN 55130
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and City Directory. Swan Anderson (1847-1913) was a carpenter and member of Local 87. He was born in Sweden in 1847 and came to America in 1874. He joined the Carpenters Union on Sept. 24,1900.
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Bardon, William
779 E Reaney Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 Payroll and City Directory. William Bardon (1855-1937)was born in Minnesota to German parents. He and his wife raised a large family at this address while he worked as a stonemason. He died in St. Paul in 1937.
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Bearling, Charles
941 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and Census. Charles Bearling was born in Michigan to Swedish parents in 1875. He came to Minnesota in 1895 and worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Bedard, John
306 Rondo
St. Paul, Minnesota
1898-1900 and 1905 St. Paul City Directories and 1905 Payroll. John Bedard was a French Canadian stonecutter who was born in Canada 1857 and came to the U.S. in 1881. He was active in the Stonecutters Union.
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Bellerose, Henry
190 Eaton St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 Payroll and City Directories. Canadian born carpenter Henry Bellerose (1850-1925) came to St. Paul in 1885. He is listed variously as a carpenter or laborer in the St. Paul City Directory and gave his occupation as "scaffold builder" in the 1900 Census. Bellerose's name is found in a April 27, 1902 Payroll for extra work when he was part of a select crew that spent that day, a Sunday, setting the statues, Courage and Integrity, and getting double time pay. Bellerose married and raised a family in St. Paul and died here in 1925. Although I have been unable to find his name in St. Paul Carpenters’ Local 87 records, his grandson, Edward Lancette (1919-1958) became a well-known labor activist and a driving force in organizing workers at 3M in the 1940’s and 50’s.
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Beyer, August
15 E Rose Ave, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 Payroll and City Directory. August Beyer was born in Germany in 1858 and emigrated in 1884. He worked briefly on the Capitol as a laborer. He was active in the Republican party and had been a janitor at the old Capitol, a patronage job that he also got in the new building.
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Bjorkland, Gustave A.
747 Minnehaha Ave E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Norwegian carpenter Gustav Bjorklund was born in about 1867. He joined Carpenters' Local 87 in 1899.
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Bowe, Walter
1345 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1898-1902 City Directories. Walter Bowe, son of Kate Butler Bowe and nephew of the Butler brothers, was born in Minnesota in 1882. He worked in the office as a clerk in 1898 but soon after learned the bricklaying trade and worked on the Capitol in that capacity. He boarded here along with his mother, Kate (widow of William Bowe). Walter eventually moved to Duluth and became a building contractor there. This address, 1345-47 Summit, is known as the Pierce Butler house. In 1900 Pierce was also living here with his family as well as Walter, President of Butler Brothers, with his family.
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Boyd, Leon
599 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and City Directory. Leon Boyd was born in Minnesota in about 1886 and worked as a laborer on the Capitol but also in Butler Bros. offices as a draftsman.
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Brinkley, L. W.
672 W Edmund Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and City Directory. L.W. Brinkley was an itinerant carpenter and member of Local 87 when he lived here. He also lived at 94 Van Buren
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Butler, John Jr. and Thomas J.
647 Olive St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, 1900 St.Paul City Directory and Census. John Butler Jr. was born in Minnesota in 1876 and his brother, Thomas J., was born in 1883. Their father, John Butler Sr. (1824-1900) was a brother of Patrick Butler (1823-1900), father of the Butler Bros., contractors of the Capitol. In the 1900 Census both John and his brother Thomas, also a bricklayer and Capitol worker, lived with their parents and siblings at this address.
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Butler, Joseph J.
199 Mcboal St, St Paul, MN 55102
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, 1901 and 1904 City Directories. Joseph Butler, a bricklayer, was born in Minnesota in 1879. To my knowledge he was not related to the Butler Bros., although he was still working for the company in 1918. He and his sister, Catherine, who worked for Butler-Ryan as a stenographer, lived at this address with their parents. Joseph joined the Bricklayers Union in August of 1899. He worked all his life as a bricklayer and died in St. Paul in 1943
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Carlson, Fabian
338 Duke St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and City Directory 1903 and 1905. Fabian Carlson (1872-1941) emigrated from Sweden in 1892. He was an active member of Carpenters Local 87 and is mentioned many times in the Union Advocate in this connection.
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Carlson, Victor
736 Sims Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and City Directory. Victor Carlson, born in Sweden in about 1883 and emigrated in about 1900, worked as a laborer on the Capitol although he lists his occupation as "plasterer" in the 1905 census.
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Cox, Charles
797 Park St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and Census. In 1905 Charles Cox was only 15 and worked cleaning the exterior marble at the Capitol. His step-father, John Foley, was also a Butler Bros, employee.
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Coyne, James
107 Arch St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, City Directory and Census. James Coyne was born in 1875 in Maine of Irish parents. He worked as a "fireman" on the steam powered machinery at the Capitol and by the 1910 Census he was an engineer. I believe he died in St. Paul in 1944.
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Dahl, Ole
815 Payne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. Ole Dahl worked as a laborer.
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Dahlin, August
903 N Burr St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. August Dahlin was born in Sweden about 1871 and moved to America in 1892. He was a member of Carpenters Local 87 while in St. Paul but by 1920 he had moved to Washington and had become a farmer.
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Davidson, John R.
110 Iglehart
St. Paul, Minnesota
1905 Payroll and 1898-1900 City Directories. Scottish bricklayer John Davidson worked on the Capitol for many years and is also in the Payroll records. He was the son of a stone cutter, born in Scotland in 1873, and emigrated with his parents in 1883. Davidson and his wife, Anna, raised a large family in St. Paul as he worked as a bricklayer. He died here in 1947.
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Dyer, Seward B.
634 W Edmund Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. Seward B. Dyer is listed as a watchman in the Payroll.
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Erickson, Victor
667 E Lawson Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and 1905 Census. Carpenter Victor Ericson (1857-1934) came from Sweden in 1885. He was first hired to work as a laborer at the Capitol in 1899 and in 1900 was working there as an iron worker. He became a carpenter and joined Local 87 in June of 1900. Ericson stayed in St. Paul raising a family here and died in 1934.
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Foley, John
797 Park St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, 1904 City Directory and 1905 Census. John Foley was born in Minnesota in about 1876 and died in St. Paul in about 1915. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer. His step-son, Charles Cox, also worked on the Capitol.
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Freed, John O.
591 Broadway St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1904 St. Paul City Directory. John Freed was a laborer who worked for Butler Bros. In 1902 he lived at 543 Rice.
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Gallagher, Christopher
634 N Capitol Blvd
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, 1899,1900 City Directories. Christopher Gallagher (1861-1918) came to America from Ireland in 1881. The Stone Cutters'Journal of May 1898 reported that Gallagher was accepted into the St. Paul local on a card from Duluth. He was active in the Union and served as the Marshall for the stone cutters in the 1909 Labor Day parade. He and his wife raised a family in St. Paul and he died here in 1918.
Gallagher also lived at 171 Charles in 1899 with fellow Capitol worker Andrew Westergreen.
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Gerber, Henry
417 Aurora Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and Census. Carpenter Henry Gerber (1852-1937) was born in Germany and emigrated in 1868. He was one of the earliest members of Carpenters Local 87 joining in 1886. He married his wife, Bertha, raised a family and died here in St. Paul in 1937.
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Glechensky, Alexander
593 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1906 St. Paul City Directory. Alexander Glechensky was born in Minnesota of Polish parents in 1878. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer and later became a blacksmith sharpening the tools for a stone quarry.
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Gondek, Jacob and Stanislav O.
697 Virginia St, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll, 1905 Butler Bros. Payroll, 1904 St. Paul City Directory and 1900 Census. Jacob Gondak was born in Poland in 1849 and emigrated in 1868. He worked as a laborer for Dale and Bumgardner. Jacob's son, Stanislav Gondek, (1883-1923?), was born in Minnesota in 1883. He worked as a laborer on the Capitol and later became a carpenter. By 1918 he had changed his name to Stanley.
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Grant, Charles S.
1292 7th St E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and Census. Carpenter Charles S. Grant was born in Massachusetts in 1876 and came to Minnesota about 1889. He joined Carpenters Local 87 1n 1902.
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Gustafson, Charles
599 Whitall St, St Paul, MN 55130
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and Census. Charles Gustavson (1860-1930) came from Sweden in 1888 and worked on the Capitol as a laborer. He later became a carpenter.
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Haessig, William
313 Martin Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
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.
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Haney, William T.
14 W. Louisa
St. Paul , Minnesota
1905 Payroll and City Directory. (King St. was called Louisa at this time.) William Haney (1856-1929), was born in New Jersey. He worked as a laborer on the construction and got on the Capitol staff as a fireman after the building was completed.
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Hanson, Herman
1905 Payroll and 1904 St. Paul City Directory. Herman Hanson was a laborer who worked on the Capitol. The part of Central Ave. where he lived in 1904 no longer exists.
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Harlan, Orville D.
423 St Peter St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1904 St. Paul City Directory. Orville Harlan worked as a laborer for Butler Bros.
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Harpke, Charles
876 Smith Ave S, St Paul, MN 55107
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, 1903 St. Paul City Directory and 1905 Census. Charles Harpke was born in Germany in 1852 and came to America in 1882. He was very active in St. Paul Bricklayers Union 1 and served as President of the Local in 1900.
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Harrington, John
57 W Manitoba Ave, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll,1904 St. Paul City Directory and 1900 Census. Bricklayer John Harrington (1853-1925) was born in Ireland and emigrated in 1881. He and his wife, Elizabeth, raised a large family in this house and he lived here for most of his life.
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Hilgedick, Julius R.
1083 Beech St, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and Census. Carpenter Julius R. Hilgedick was born in Minnesota in 1853 of German parents. He joined Carpenters Local 87 in August of 1904 and was a member until 1908. He then went to work for a piano company and then an insurance firm.
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Ingerson, Peter
190 W. Central Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1905 Payroll, 1904 St. Paul City Directory and 1905 Census. Norwegian Peter Ingerson was born in 1855 and emigrated with his wife in 1882. He worked as a laborer on the Capitol construction. His son, Carl Ingerson, was a musician and activist in the Musicians Union who later became a doctor and served as Ramsey County Coroner from 1918 to 1955. Carl's daughter, Carol, married Duane Brekken and I believe some of their children and grandchildren still live in the area.
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Isaacson, Erick
654 Fred St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory, 1900 Census. Stonemason Eric Isaacson (1860-1934) came from Sweden in 1886. He was one of the founders of the Stonemasons Union in St. Paul, served the Local in various capacities, and led their contingent in several Labor Day parades. Isaacson raised a family here and some of his descendants still live in the city.
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Jameson, William
416 W Charles Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. William Jameson was a teamster.
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Johnson, John M.
1327 E Margaret St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1905 Census. John M. Johnson was born in Minnesota in 1878 to Norwegian parents. He was a stonemason on the Capitol.
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Johnson, Nels
1905 Payroll, 1903 St. Paul City Directory and 1900 Census. Nels Johnson was born in Sweden in 1863 and emigrated in 1888. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer and later became a carpenter then a stone cutter. Mt Vernon Ave used to be about here.
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Jordan, Walter
431 Whitall St, St Paul, MN 55130
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1904 St. Paul City Directory. Bricklayer Walter Jordan was born in Iowa in 1871. He is listed in the 1902 CD working for Butler-Ryan as an apprentice. I believe he never married and died in St. Paul in 1927.
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Knutson, Andrew J.
272 Carroll Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1905 Payroll, 1899-1905 St. Paul City Directory and Census. Andrew Knutson was born in Sweden in 1854 and emigrated in 1872. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer and got on as a janitor when the construction was completed. He was still a janitor there in 1920.
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Lanke, Emil
175 W Charles Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and 1900 Census. Emil Lanke was born in Sweden in 1857 and emigrated in 1884. He worked on the Capitol for several years and appears in the 1904 Payroll records. Andrew Westergreen also lived here in 1900.
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Larson, Charles
373 Rosabel St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1903 St. Paul City Directory. Charles Larson worked on the Capitol as a laborer. (Rosabel was changed to Wall St. in 1970.)
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Lind, John
691 Hyacinth Ave E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. John Lind was born in Sweden in 1844 and emigrated in 1889. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Lindblom, Nels
836 E Jessamine Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
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.
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Macke, John
250 University Ave E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1899-1903 City Directories, 1905 Payroll and Census. John Mackie was born in Iowa in 1862 and moved to Minnesota at a young age. He was a stonecutter and was hired by Butler-Ryan in 1899. He worked on the Capitol construction for several years and was hired as a janitor upon completion.
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Martinson, Alfred
643 E Wells St, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. Alfred Martinson (or Mortenson) was born in Sweden in 1877 and came to Minnesota in 1896. He worked for Butler Bros. as a machinist on the construction.
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McElroy, James
210 W. Central Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. James McElroy was born in Ireland in 1841 and emigrated in 1854. He worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Moe, Ole
348 E 6th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. Carpenter Ole Moe was born in Sweden in 1860 and emigrated in 1870. He was a member of Carpenters Local 87. In 1900 he was living in a boarding house with at 607 Jackson with Alfred Magnuson at the time Magnuson fell to his death while working at the Capitol.
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Molin, Peter J.
243 Case Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1904 St. Paul City Directory. Peter J. Molin was a mason who had a farm in Chisago County where his family lived as he was working on the Capitol in St. Paul. He was born in Sweden in 1858 and emigrated in 1878.
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Monpas, Joseph
914 N Albemarle St
Ramsey, MN 55117, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. Joseph Monpas was born in St. Paul in 1881. He worked as a laborer for Butler Bros. on the Capitol though by June of 1905 he had got a job with the City Gas Co.
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Norman, Gustave
222 E 10th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1904 St. Paul City Directory. Gustave Norman was born in Norway in 1867 and came to Minnesota in 1900. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Olson, John L.
667 E Cook Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Butler Bros Payroll and Census. Carpenter John L. Olson was born in Sweden in 1866 and emigrated in 1886. He was a member of Carpenters Local 87. In 1900 he was living at a boarding house at 607 Jackson St. with fellow Capitol workers Ole Moe and Alfred Magnuson at the time Magnuson fell to his death.
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Pearson, Otto
155 Sherburne Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1904 St. Paul City Directory. Otto Pearson worked as a laborer on the Capitol. He was born in Sweden in 1866 and emigrated in 1884.
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Peterson, Louis
705 E Geranium Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1904 St. Paul City Directory. Carpenter Louis Peterson was born in Sweden in 1864 and moved to Minnesota in 1883.
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Rasmussen, Michael
421 E 7th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. Michael Rasmussen was a laborer.
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Reibestein, Arnold
338 St Anthony Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and Census. Arnold Reibestein was born in Minnesota of Bohemian parents in 1871. He joined the St. Paul Local of the Journeymen Stonecutters Union in April of 1898 and served the local in many capacities including president in 1900. Reibestein raised a large family in St. Paul and was a city inspector in 1920.
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Rondberg, Antone
297 Como Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1899-1903 St. Paul City Directories. Anton Rondberg (or Romberg) was born in Denmark in 1870 and emigrated in 1891. In the 1900 Census he lists his occupation as Railroad laborer. In the 1902 CD he is again working for Butler-Ryan and listed as Anthony Rondberg. He is found in a April 27, 1902 Payroll for extra work when he was part of a select crew that spent that day, a Sunday, setting the statues, Courage and Integrity, and getting double time pay.
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Rosengren, Charles
47 Phalen Creek
St. Paul, Minnesota
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and Census. Charles Rosengren (1852-1920) worked as a laborer on the Capitol. He was born in Sweden and emigrated in 1880. He and his wife, Emily, raised their family while living in St. Paul's Swede Hollow neighborhood.
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Schwartz, Jacob
411 Arbor St, St Paul, MN 55102
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and Census. Jacob Schwartz (1858-1951) emigrated from Germany in 1870. He worked as a stonemason on the Capitol and was an activist in the Union and was elected to the executive board of the Local in Dec 1904 and ran for Local President in 1907.
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Slattery, William
303 S Sumner St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. William Slattery worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Stiller, Robert
874 W Lafond Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1903 St. Paul City Directory. Robert Stiller (or Steller) was born in Germany in 1884 and had lived in St. Paul since 1890.
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Sylvander, Nels
781 Orange Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. Nels Sylvander was born in Sweden in 1856 and emigrated in 1887. He joined Carpenters Local 87 in 1900 on the same day as Nels Lindbloom, another Capitol carpenter.
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Szeremeta, Paul
577 E 7th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and Census, 1904 City Directory. Paul Szeremeta was born in Poland in 1872, came to St. Paul in 1903 along with his wife, Francis, and went to work on the Capitol as a "marble polisher." They spent the rest of their lives in the city raising a large family and continued to work as a marble polisher for local companies at least until 1930. He died here in 1956.
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Tollefson, Swan
659 E Jenks Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll,1902 and 1905 St. Paul City Directory. Swan Tollefson (1869-1926) was born in Sweden and emigrated in 1887. He first worked as a laborer at the Capitol in 1902. He continued to work as a laborer in construction, raised his family on the East Side of St. Paul and died here in 1926.
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Wahlberg, Arvid
530 St Anthony Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1903-1905 St. Paul City Directories. Arvid Wahlberg was born in Sweden in 1875 and emigrated in 1901. He worked at the Capitol as a blacksmith sharpening the tools for the stonecutters. By 1910 he had moved to St. Cloud where he worked as a blacksmith in the stone quarries there.
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Wahlberg, Ole
613 Case Ave, St Paul, MN 55130
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. Ole Wahlberg was born in Sweden in 1852 and emigrated in 1881. Carpenters' Local 87 records indicate that he joined the union in 1899. Wahlberg worked both for the general contractor, Butler Bros., and directly for Capitol Commission in 1905. He and his wife, Hedda, raised a large family in St. Paul and he died here in 1934.
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Wedell, August
418 Goodrich Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and St. Paul City Directory. August Wedell (1860-1919) was born in Sweden and emigrated in 1888. He first worked at the Capitol as a laborer in 1903 and his name is found in the 1905 Payroll records. His descendents still live in St. Paul.
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Wilson, William
865 York Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, 1903-1905 St. Paul City Directories. William Wilson was born in Ireland in 1872 and moved to Minnesota with his wife, Lena, in 1900. He was a member of Carpenters Local 87 and served as a Trustee of the local in 1902.
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Wiltner, Joseph
12 E Acker St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll, 1904 City Directory and Censuses. Joseph Wiltner was born in Austria in 1846 and emigrated in 1868. His daughter, Augusta Tate, also lived here. He worked for many years as a laborer on the Capitol and named his occupation as "marble cutter" in 1900 and "marble finisher" in 1905. He stayed on at the Capitol as a janitor and his daughter, Augusta Tate, got a job there as a "scrub woman." Wiltner, apparently ousted by a change in administration, was working as a "marble polisher" at the time of the 1910 Census, but was back at the Capitol as a janitor in 1920 at the age of 76.
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Young, George
75 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and Census. George Young was born in Vermont in 1844 and moved to Minnesota in 1888. He worked as a laborer and got on the Capitol staff as a janitor after completion.
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Young, Milton
79 E 11th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1906 St. Paul City Directory and 1905 Census. Stonecutter Milton Young was born in Illinois in 1886. Several years after the completion of the Capitol he moved to Sandstone, MN and, according to his WWI draft card, was a foreman in the quarry there in 1918.
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Zavattoni, Ambrosio
375 Rosabel St.
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1904 St. Paul City Directory. Stonemason Ambrosio Zavattoni was born in 1857 in Italy and emigrated in 1895. He was naturalized in St. Paul in 1904 and worked on the Capitol that year then left without a trace.
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Rosendahl, William
424 E 9th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1905 Payroll and 1904 City Directory. William Rosendahl worked as a Laborer on the Capitol.
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Cole, Andrew J. and Vernon
321 Glendale St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Newspaper accounts and 1900 Census. Andrew Cole was born in Indiana in 1849 and came to Minnesota in 1873. In May of 1899 Andrew's son, Vernon, while working as a fireman with his father on a derrick, fell 75 feet and was nearly killed. Only 19 at the time, Vernon was born in Minnesota in 1880 and was working as a fireman with his father, engineer Andrew Cole. Andrew was active in the Stationary Enginners Union and was elected conductor of the local on June of 1902. Vernon went on to work for the Minneapolis Post Office for many years.
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Danielson, Daniel
1095 E 4th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
The architect's report of March 31, 1902 reported that D. Danielson had fallen a distance of 8 ft. and injured his back and hip. Daniel Danielson was a Swedish laborer who was born in 1849 and emigrated in 1882.
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Marquart, Herman
282 W Stinson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Herman Marquardt was born in Prussia in 1877 and worked on the Capitol as a teamster hauling the stone from the train depot up to the construction site. The Pioneer Press reported on March 28, 1898 that he was injured, though not seriously, while unloading at the Capitol.
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Thiery, Frank
358 Erie St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1900 St. Paul City Directory and Census. Carpenter Frank Thiery was born in France in 1875 and emigrated in 1879. His leg was broken in the accident that killed Alfred Swanson at the Capitol on April 27, 1900. After the accident he moved to Pittsburgh but was back in Minneapolis by 1905.
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Heylman, Charles and Leroy
520 L'Orient St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 City Directory and Payroll. Charles Heylman (or Hyleman) was born in Wisconsin in 1864 and moved to Minnesota in 1884. He worked an engineer on the Capitol and his son, Leroy, went to work there as a "toolboy" at the age of 15 in 1903. Charles is found in a April 27, 1902 Payroll for extra work when he was part of a select crew that spent that day, a Sunday, setting the statues. They both worked as engineers for their entire lives in St. Paul and raised families here. I believe their descendants still live in the area.
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Becker, Andrew
617 York Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Andrew Becker was a tailor by trade but worked temporarily in the summer of 1902 on scraping and painting steel beams. He was born in Sweden in 1851 and emigrated, along with his wife, Anna, and 4 of their 7 children, in 1884. Becker lived a long life St. Paul working as a taylor and died here in 1931.
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Borchardt, Adolph
576 Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Adolph Borchardt appears in the payroll as a laborer, although in the 1902 City Directory he is listed as a marble cutter working for E.M.W. Nelson. He was born in Minnesota in 1871 but by 1905 he had moved on to Monroe, Iowa where he was working as a marble cutter, and by 1910 he was in Des Moines cutting granite.
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Carle, Louis E.
896 N Mississippi St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Louis Carle worked on the Capitol scraping beams in preparation for painting. He was born in Minnesota in 1868 of French Canadian parents. Carle married and raised a family in St. Paul working various jobs in the teaming industry.
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Carlen, Gideon
88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Gideon Carlen was paid as a laborer working on a crew scraping and painting steel beams. He gave his occupation as painter in the 1902 City Directory. Gideon was born in Sweden in 1865 and came to America in 1888. He married and first settled in Vermont and in 1900 he was living next door to Mons Benson (who also first settled in Vermont), father of Capitol stonecutter William Benson, in Alabama, just across the Georgia border, and not far from where the Capitol marble was quarried. Gideon Carlen did not stay in St. Paul very long but moved to Chicago where he died in 1906.
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Carstenson, Frank
380 E Cook Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Frank Carstensen worked as a painter employed in rust proofing beams though he always named his occupation "carpenter" for the censuses. He was born in Denmark in 1871 and emigrated in 1895. He and his wife, Ester, also Danish, raised their family in St. Paul while Frank worked as a carpenter.
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Clymer, Frank W.
537 N Wacouta St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Frank Clymer worked as a laborer scraping beams in preparation for painting. He was born in Ohio in 1873 and moved to St. Paul in 1901.
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Esboldt, Edward
786 N Arundel St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Edward Esboldt was born in Russia in 1878 and emigrated in 1888. He worked on the Capitol as a painter in 1902. Esboldt and his wife, Anna, raised a large family in St. Paul.
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Felt, S.O.
147 E. 3rd St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 Beam painting payroll. S.O. Felt was born in Sweden in 1836 and emigrated in 1878. He worked on the Capitol as a painter. Fellow painter Joseph Wampach also lived at this address.
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Hancock, George H.
452 Rice St
Ramsey, MN 55103, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. George H. Hancock worked as a painter at the Capitol in 1902, though in the 1901 City Directory he is listed as a laborer working for Butler-Ryan. He was born in Illinois in 1856 and moved to St.Paul in about 1900. By 1910 he and his wife had moved on to Seattle and he was working as a painter there.
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Heck, George
1661 W Blair Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. George Heck worked on the Capitol as a painter rust proofing steel beams. He was born in Minnesota in 1882.
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Hurd, Louis M.
1607 Wesley Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Louis Hurd was a painter hired to paint steel beams for rust proofing. He was born in Illinois in 1857 and he and his wife, Ella, eventually settled in St. Paul in 1889 and raised a large family here. (Hubbard Ave. was called Wesley in 1902.)
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Kepner, George W.
24 W. Fillmore Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. George Kepner worked as a laborer at the Capitol, although he listed his trade as tilelayer in the 1902 City Directory. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1872 and moved to Minnesota with his parents in 1874.
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Larson, John
402 Summit Place
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 Beam painting payroll. John Larson was a painter. This is where 402 Summit Place used to be.
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Larson, Magnus P.
402 W Carroll Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Magnus P. Larson worked as a apprentice and a laborer.
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Madson, John
763 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. John Madson worked as a laborer.
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Nevenheim, Jeremiah W.
496 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Jeremiah Nevenheim worked as a laborer.
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Partridge, John
1021 Sims Ave
Ramsey, MN 55106, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. John Partridge was born in Canada in 1881 and moved to St. Paul about 1901. He worked on a painting crew rustproofing steel beams at the Capitol in March on 1902. This is where he and his wife, Annie, were living at the time of the 1905 Minnesota Census. I don't believe he was related to George Partridge of the firm, Bazille and Partridge, who got the contract for most of the painting on the Capitol.
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Provencher, William
The Argyle Hotel
1902 Beam painting payroll. William Provencher worked as a painter and stayed at The Argyle Hotel which would have been located about here. He was born in Minnesota of French Canadian parents in 1879.
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Rossebo, Ingvald
537 Broadway St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. Ingvald Rossebo was born in Norway in 1872 and emigrated in 1894. He married in St. Paul and his first son was born here before he headed west, eventually settling in Idaho where he died in 1949.
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Sier, William W.
568 W Edmund Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Beam painting payroll. William Sier was born in Canada in 1863 and came to Minnesota in 1900. He worked as a laborer on a crew scraping steel beams in preparation for painting.
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Wampach, Joseph
147 E. 3rd St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 Beam painting payroll. Joseph Wampach was born in Minnesota of German parents in 1878. He worked on the Capitol as a painter and traveled around with his work, but eventually died in St. Paul in 1961. Painter S.O. Felt also lived at this address.
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Battrelle, George
166 Wabasha St S
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1897 Grant Payroll and 1900 Census. George Battrelle was born in West Virginia in 1854 and came to Minnesota with his wife and son in 1891. He worked for George Grant as an engineer. By 1910 he had moved to Memphis.
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Quinn, John
602 W Edmund Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1897 Grant Payroll and City Directory. John Quinn was born in Ireland in 1863 and emigrated in 1882. He worked on the foundation of the Capitol for the George Grant Co. Quinn and his wife, Margaret, raised a large family here in St. Paul as he worked as a mason.
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Stewart, Thomas
247 Fenton St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1897 Grant Payroll and City Directory. Thomas Stewart worked for George Grant as a laborer
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Toner, John
482 E 6th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1897 Grant Payroll and 1900 Census. John Toner worked for George Grant on the Capitol. He was born in Connecticut in 1852 and came to Minnesota in 1880.
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Wheeler, Patrick
477 W Edmund Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1897 Payroll and City Directory. Stonemason Patrick Wheeler was born in Ireland in 1863 and emigrated in 1883. He worked for George Grant on the construction of the foundation of the Capitol. Wheeler was an early member of the Stonemasons' Union. He and his wife, Nora, raised a large family here in St. Paul.
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White, Michael
391 W Edmund Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1897 Grant Payroll and City Directory. Michael White worked on the foundation of the Capitol as a laborer.
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Albrecht, William
332 W Blair Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. William Albrecht was born in Germany in 1834 and emigrated in 1880. In 1905, at about the age of 70, worked as a teamster on grading the Capitol grounds. He was still working as a teamster for the city of St. Paul in 1910.
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Anderson, August W.
202 7th St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. August Anderson worked as a laborer grading the Capitol grounds.
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Anderson, Benjamin
1082 E 7th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Benjamin Anderson worked as a laborer grading the Capitol grounds.
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Barry, Victor
78 W Manitoba Ave, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Victor Barry was born in Canada in 1842 and had emigrated to the U.S. in 1878. He worked for Dale and Bumgardner as a laborer on grading the Capitol grounds.
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Beauchamp, Peter J.
211 W Charles Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Peter Beauchamp was born in Minnesota of French Canadian parents in 1877. He is in the October 1904 Payroll of the contractor Dale and Bumgardner working as a teamster. He was living at this address in 1905 with his parents
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Blachowski, John
362 Galtier St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. John Blachowski was born in Poland in 1853. He and his wife emigrated in 1881. He worked as a laborer on grading the Capitol grounds.
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Brenhoffer, Joseph and Sebastian
914 Farrington St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Joseph and Sebastian Brenhoffer were born in Hungary in 1880 and 1878 and emigrated in 1902. They both worked as laborers on grading the Capitol grounds.
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Bumgardner, Louis A.
379 Lookout pl., St Paul, MN 55130
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Louis Bumgardner was a partner of Dale and Bumgardner, the firm that did the grading of the Capitol grounds. He was born in Ohio in 1858, moved to Minnesota, married, and raised a family here working as a contractor for the rail roads. Louis Bumgardner lived a long life and died in St. Paul in 1955 at the age of 96. (Lookout Place was located about where Sims is now.)
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Burke, John
166 W Central Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. John Burke was born in Minnesota of Irish parents in 1875. He worked as a laborer on grading the Capitol grounds.
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Cannon, James B.
178 W Edmund Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. James B. Cannon was born in rural Scott County, Minnesota in 1883. He worked as a teamster on grading the Capitol grounds in 1905. By 1910 he had moved to Seattle were he spent the rest of his life working as a teamster there.
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Carr, Michael
315 W Charles Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Michael Carr was born in Minnesota in 1871. He worked as a teamster for Dale and Bumgardner in 1904 grading the Capitol grounds.
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Coleman, Thomas F.
2410 7th St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Thomas Coleman worked as a teamster grading the Capitol grounds.
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Cotter, Daniel
909 Faquier
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Daniel Cotter was born in 1863 in Ireland. He worked for Dale and Bumgardner grading the Capitol grounds in 1904. Cotter was a charter member of Teamsters Local 120 and was active in the union. He and his wife Mary lived for many years, and raised their family in St. Paul. 909 Fauquier no longer exists but would have been about here.
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Covington, John B.
54 Fort Rd
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. John B. Covington was born in Virginia in 1856 and moved to Minnesota in about 1891. He worked as a blacksmith for a time though he was a team owner in 1904 when he worked on the Capitol. He was an early member of Teamsters Local 120 and was active in the union. He also was active in the Democratic Party and receive the endorsement of Local 120 when he ran for the State Assembly in 1902.
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Dale, John
272 Prescott St, St Paul, MN 55107
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. John Dale was a partner in Dale and Bumgardner, the firm which did the grading of the Capitol grounds. He was born in England in 1844 and came to the U.S. in 1865. John married his wife, Sarah, in St. Paul and they raised a family here.
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Erickson, Oscar J.
272 Summit Place
St. Paul, Minnesota
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Oscar J. Erickson, a teamster who worked for Dale and Bumgardner on the Capitol grounds, was born in Minnesota in 1873. He raised a family in St. Paul working as a teamster and eventually got a job as a fireman for the city. 372 Summit Place, where he was living in 1904, was located about here.
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Farrow, William
582 W Minnehaha Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. William Farrow was a teamster who worked on the grading of the Capitol grounds.
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Geary, John
1003 Beech St, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Teamster John Geary was born in Minnesota of Irish parents in 1859. He was a founding member of Teamsters Local 120 and elected president of the local at their first meeting.
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George, Anthony
272 7th St E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Anthony George was born in 1880 in Syria and emigrated in 1899. He was a member of a small but vibrant Syrian-Lebanese community in St. Paul. George and his wife raised a large family here.
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George, Michael
90 Robertson St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Michael George was born in Syria in 1882 and emigrated in 1893. He and his wife raised a large family in St. Paul.
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Grant, George J.
462 Holly Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. George J. Grant was the contractor for the foundation of the Capitol in 1896. He is also listed in Dale and Bumgardner's payroll as having supplied 2 teams for the grading of the grounds in 1905. Grant was born in Canada in 1841 and he and his wife, Theresa, moved to Minnesota in 1881. They raised a family here as George kept his successful contracting business going. George died in 1924, and the firm was taken over by his descendants who eventually sold it, however it still exists today.
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Jackson, Walter
715 Dale St N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Walter Jackson was born in Minnesota in 1878. He worked for Dale and Bumgardner grading the Capitol grounds.
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Jahnke, August
319 Rondo Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. August Jahnke was born in Germany in 1833 and emigrated with his wife in 1863. In 1905, at the age of 71, he worked as a teamster grading the Capitol grounds.
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Jennings, John
258 Rondo Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. This is about where 258 Rondo would have been. Teamster John Jennings was born in Scotland in 1858 and emigrated in 1888. He worked on the grading of the Capitol grounds.
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LaValle, John
93 W Atwater St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. French Canadian teamster, John LaValle, was born in Canada in 1850 and moved to the U.S. in 1862. His home was Centerville, Minnesota and he was only in St. Paul briefly during the Capitol construction.
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Loveland, Leslie
774 W Van Buren Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Teamster Leslie Loveland was born in Iowa in 1877 and moved to Minnesota in 1883.
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O'Brien, Hugh
328 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Teamster Hugh O'Brien was born of Irish parents in Minnesota in 1871. He was a founding member of Teamsters Local 120 and was elected conductor at their first meeting.
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Packingham, James
518 Pleasant Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. James Packingham worked as a teamster on the Capitol. He was born in Canada of Irish parentage in 1841 and came to the U.S. in 1865.
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Paytal, Paul
1107 N Marion St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Paul Paytal was born in Poland in 1861 and emigrated in 1881. He was a charter member of Teamsters Local 120 and an activist in the union. Paytal and his wife raised a large family in St. Paul while he worked as a teamster, and he died here in 1930.
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Peabody, Francis C.
305 Robie St E
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Teamster Francis Peabody was born in Wisconsin and moved to Minnesota in 1895.
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Pearson, Gustav
1928 Chelton Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Gustav Pearson was born in Sweden in 1850 and emigrated with his wife, Julia, in 1890. He worked on the grading of the Capitol grounds as a laborer.
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Ramsey, James
376 W. Franklin
St. Paul, Minnesota
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. James Ramsey was born in Minnesota in 1869. He worked as a laborer on the grading of the Capitol grounds. Ryan Ave. used to be called Franklin.
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Rau, William
47 W Louisa St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. William Rau was born in Minnesota of German parents in 1883. He gave his occupation as "teamster" in the 1900 Census though he was paid as a laborer on the grading of the Capitol grounds. (King St. was called Louisa St. at that time.)
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Remachel, John
29 E Water St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. John Remachel was a teamster on the grading of the Capitol grounds though also worked as a blacksmith for the Schurmeire Wagon Co.
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Rice, Thomas
809 Park St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Thomas Rice was born in New York in 1869. He was active in Teamsters Local 120 and was a delegate from the union to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly in 1908 and 1909.
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Roberts, Edmund
368 W Charles Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Teamster Edmund Roberts was born in Minnesota in 1861. He was a charter member of Teamsters Local 120 and was elected as one of their first representatives to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly.
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Solberg, John
136 E Mt Airy St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. John Solberg was born in Norway in 1847 and came to America with his wife and three sons in 1888. He worked as a laborer on the grading of the Capitol grounds.
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Tschida, Joseph
1229 N Woodbridge St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Joseph Tschida was born in Austro-Hungary in 1881 and emigrated with his parents in 1887. He eventually got a job with the Great Northern Railroad and he and his wife raised a large family in St. Paul.
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Tucker, Michael
139 E Alabama St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Laborer Michael Tucker was born in Ireland in 1838 and came to Minnesota in 1884.
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Vondell, Clement
357 Sherburne Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Clement Vondell (1856-1912) was a native Minnesotan and worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Williams, George
139 E 8th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. George Williams worked as a teamster grading the Capitol grounds. He was born in England in 1865 and moved to Minnesota in 1891.
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Wilson, John
608 W James Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. John Wilson worked as a laborer grading the Capitol grounds. He was born in Ohio in 1873 and moved to Minnesota in 1897.
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Anderson, Claus
774 E Jenks Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. Claus Anderson gave his employer as Butler Bros. in the 1904 City Directory.
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Bucholtz, Frederick
907 E Wells St, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. 1904 City Directory. Frederick Bucholtz was born in Germany in 1866 and came to Minnesota in 1893. He and his wife, Marie, were married in St. Paul and they raised a family here.
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Dolan, James
821 Hardenbergh Pl, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. James Dolan was born in Germany in 1865 and emigrated in 1888. He worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Fanning, William
462 Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. William Fanning was paid as a laborer, though he listed his occupation as "gas fitter" in the 1905 City Directory.
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Foley, Louis
337 W Edmund Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. 1904 City Directory. Louis Foley workied as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Hansen, Victor
749 York Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. 1905 City Directory. Victor Hansen worked as laborer on the Capitol.
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Johnson, Hans
563 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. Hans Johnson was paid as a laborer in 1905, though in the 1902 City Directory he claimed to be working for Butler-Ryan as a "cutter." Ernest Peterson also lived here in 1902.
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Thiel, John
807 W Tuscarora Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. John Thiel (or Theil or Thill) gave his occupation as "stonecutter" in the 1902 City Directory, though he worked for Butler Bros. as a laborer in 1904-5.
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Landroches, William
953 E Lawson Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Butler Bros. Payroll of Nov. 3, 1905. William Landroches (1876-1943), although he is listed in the payroll as a laborer, gave his occupation as teamster in the 1905 City Directory. He was born in Minnesota of French-Canadian parents and lived most of his life in St. Paul. He had several professions over time and when he was a St. Paul policeman in 1918 he served as a delegate from the union to the Trades and Labor Assembly. He and his wife, Lucy, raised a family of 5 daughters here and I believe some descendants still live in the area.
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McNeely, Frederick
402 W Charles Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. Teamster Frederick McNeely was born in Canada in 1886 and had only recently come to live in St. Paul.
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Anderson, Charles A.
719 E Hawthorne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Engineer Charles Anderson listed Butler Bros. as his employer in the 1904 City Directory.
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Cavanaugh, Joseph
309 S Colborne St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 Payroll. Joseph Cavanaugh was born in Ireland in 1849 and he emigrated in 1877. His name appears in a September 1903 payroll when he did some work as a carpenter.
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Morey, Harry (Robert H.)
N Mississippi St, St Paul, MN
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 Payroll. Robert H. "Harry" Morey was born in Wisconsin in 1875 and moved to St. Paul in about 1903. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer but he became an itinerant carpenter. He and his wife, Alva, moved their family around quite a bit and they were living in Fort Worth in 1920 and Los Angeles in 1930.
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Albrecht, Frederich Jr.
419 Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Frederich Albrecht worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Anderson, Edward
382 E 10th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory Edward Anderson was born in Sweden in 1866 and came to Minnesota in 1888. In 1904, when Edward was working on the Capitol as a laborer, he was living at this boarding house with his wife, Gertrude, and their new baby. Olaf B. Hanson also lived here.
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Anderson, Ernest C.
424 E 9th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Ernest Anderson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Anderson, George
611 E Beaumont St, St Paul, MN 55130
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Carpenter George Anderson was born in Denmark in 1851 and emigrated in 1878. He and his wife, Mary, raised a family in St. Paul while he worked as a carpenter. Anderson lived a long life and was still living in St. Paul at the age of 85 in 1940.
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Anderson, R.
764 Jackson St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. R. Anderson worked as a granite cutter on the Capitol in 1902.
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Anderson, William
161 Milford St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. William Anderson worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Anthony, Luke
600 Cedar St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Lucas N. Anthony was born in Missouri in 1870. He gave his occupation as "stonecutter" in the 1900 Census.
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Arposia, Peter
432 7th St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Peter Arposia worked on the Capitol as a stonecutter in 1902.
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Barry, Michael
1187 N Weide St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Stonecutter Michael Barry was born in New York in 1857 and moved to St. Paul in about 1880. He and his wife, Margaret, raised a large family here.
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Beck, Alexander
680 E Wells St, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Laborer Alexander Beck was born in Finland in 1862 and moved to St. Paul with his Swedish born wife, Hannah, in 1901
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Bender, Frank W.
108 W 4th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Frank Bender perhaps did not work on the Capitol but he worked for Capitol contractor, Butler Bros., in 1904 as a salesman.
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Berglund, John
312 E 10th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. John Berglund worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Biddlecome, Clair
2024 Iglehart Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory.
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Curry, William J.
St Louis Park, MN
St Louis Park, Minnesota, US
Payroll of March and April 1904. Carpenter William Curry was born in Minnesota in 1860. In 1880 when he was 21 and living with his parents on their farm in Farmington, Minnesota, John Boland, who became supervisor for the Capitol Commission, was living next door. They must have kept in touch over the years as Boland's son, Henry, was Curry's partner for the work they did at the Capitol in 1904. Curry died in St. Louis Park in 1907 and is buried in Lakewood Cemetery.
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Holden, James
656 Desoto St, St Paul, MN 55130
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 Payroll record. James Holden was born in Illinois in 1856. He had previously been a locomotive engineer but worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Manuel, William
418 W Edmund Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1906 Payroll record. Steamfitter William Manuel was born in Wisconsin of Welsh parents in 1873.
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Gustafson, Peter M.
463 Hatch Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1903 Payroll and 1905 City Directory. Peter Gustafson was born in Sweden in 1884 and emigrated with his wife and newborn daughter in 1898. He was paid as a carpenter in 1903 though he said he was working as a laborer for Butler Bros. in the 1905 City Directory.
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Spencer, Samuel P.
717 Holly Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 Payroll, 1905 Census and City Directory. Samuel Spencer was born in New York in 1838 and moved to Minnesota in 1887. He had previously been a farmer, and in his 60's worked as a watchman at the Capitol.
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Boyer, Maxime Jr.
247 W Edmund Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Maxime Boyer Jr. was born in Minnesota in 1883 and worked in Butler Bros. office as a "draughtsman" during the Capitol construction. He became an architect in St. Paul and then a teacher at St. Paul Humboldt High School. Boyer died in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan in 1985
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Burns, Daniel
286 13th St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 City Directory. Daniel Burns worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Butman, Albert F.
26 College Ave W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Albert Butman was born in Kentucky in 1865 and he came to Minnesota in about 1895. He gave his occupation as "stonecutter" in the 1905 Census.
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Carlson, John
343 N Walnut St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. John Carlson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Cling, John
916 N Albemarle St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. John Cling was born in Sweden in 1850 and emigrated in 1882. He lists his occupation as "blacksmith" in the census reports though he worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Connelly, Allan J.
337 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Allan Connelly worked in the office of Capitol contractor, Butler Bros., as a book keeper.
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Conroy, Matthew
288 Virginia St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Matthew Conroy was born in Minnesota of Irish parents in 1871. Though he worked as a laborer on the Capitol in 1902 he gave his occupation as structural iron worker in the 1905 Census. Charles Nelson also lived at this address.
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Cummins, Leon L.
250 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Leon Cummins worked as a stonecutter on the Capitol.
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Delaney, Thomas
186 St Anthony Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Thomas Delaney worked as a watchman at the Capitol.
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Devork, Edward B.
407 Toronto St, St Paul, MN 55102
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Edward Devork worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Dooley, Thomas
929 Sherburne Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Thomas Dooley worked as a bricklayer on the Capitol.
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Dreher, Herman
47 W Winifred St, St Paul, MN 55107
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Carpenter Herman Dreher was born in Mankato, Minnesota to German parents in 1867. He and his wife, Minnie, moved to Minneapolis where they raised a family while he worked as a carpenter. Herman died in Minneapolis in 1929.
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Fox, Benton W.
427 N. Franklin
St. Paul, Minnesota
1904 City Directory. Benton Fox worked on the Capitol as a stonecutter. (427 Franklin is where the Xcel Energy Center is now.)
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Frazer, Daniel
626 St Peter St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Daniel Frazer listed his occupation as "apprentice" in the 1902 City Directory.
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Frazer, George and Samuel
37 E 9th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Both George and Samuel were apprentices on the Capitol construction.
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Frisk, Edward F.
28 College Ave. West
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 City Directory. Edward Frisk worked as a stonecutter on the Capitol.
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Glosko, Lorens
462 W Van Buren Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Lorens Glosko worked as a teamster on the Capitol.
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Guilean, J.
432 7th St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. J. Guilean listed his occupation as "apprentice" in the 1902 City Directory.
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Hagen, Christian
928 Galtier St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Christian Hagen worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Halverson, William
850 W Edmund Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. William Halverson worked as a stonecutter on the Capitol. He was born in Wisconsin in 1862.
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Hammond, Joseph G.
28 W. Central Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1904 City Directory. Joseph Hammond worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Hanson, Olaf B.
382 E 10th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Olaf Hanson worked as a laborer on the Capitol. Fellow Capitol worker Edward Anderson also lived here.
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Harris, Timothy
432 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Timothy Harris was born in New York in 1840. He was employed at the Capitol as a watchman.
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Heinz, Max
342 E 8th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Max Heinz worked as a carpenter on the Capitol.
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Hendricks, James M.
334 w. 3rd st.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 City Directory. James Hendricks worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Heuss, Charles
147 E 7th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Charles Heuss worked on the Capitol construction as a blacksmith.
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Husford, Ole
607 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Ole Husford was an apprentice working on the Capitol when he lived in the Scandinavian boarding house in 1902. Fellow Capitol worker Mons Johnson also lived here. In 1900 Alfred Magnuson, John L. Olson and Ole Moe were also living at this address at the time Magnuson fell to his death at the Capitol.
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Jackson, Richard A.
202 Glencoe
St. Paul, Minnesota
1903 City Directory. Richard Jackson worked as a carpenter on the Capitol.
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Johnson, Andrew
610 E Magnolia Ave, St Paul, MN 55130
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Andrew Johnson worked on the Capitol as a blacksmith.
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Johnson, Charles
417 N. Franklin St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 City Directory. This Charles Johnson worked as a laborer on the Capitol and should not be confused with the other Charles Johnson who was a carpenter and foreman on the job.
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Johnson, Edward
357 E 9th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Edward Johnson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Johnson, Mons S.
607 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Mons Johnson was an apprentice at the Capitol when he lived here with fellow Capitol worker Ole Husford. In 1900 Alfred Magnuson, John L. Olson and Ole Moe were also living at this address at the time Magnuson fell to his death at the Capitol.
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Johnson, Moritz
579 Grove St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Moritz Johnson worked on the Capitol as an engineer.
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Johnson, Nels
166 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Nels Johnson worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Johnson, Nelson P.
267 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Nelson Johnson worked on the Capitol as a stonecutter.
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Jones, William
193 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. William Jones worked as a blacksmith on the Capitol. This boarding house hosted many Capitol workers.
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Jorgenson, Peter
464 W Edmund Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Peter Jorgenson worked as a bricklayer on the Capitol. The St. Paul Globe of May 25, 1900 reported that Peter "Jergenson" had been admitted into the bricklayers union.
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Kaar, Alexander
461 W Hatch Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Alexander Kaar (also spelled Carr or Karr) was born in Austria in 1856 and emigrated in 1852. He and his wife, Anna, raised a large family in this house though Alexander died in 1910.
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Kelly, T.J.
84 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. T.J. Kelly worked on the Capitol as a stonecutter. Fellow stonecutter James Noon also lived here.
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Kemleiter, William
442 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 William Kemleiter worked as a carpenter on the Capitol.
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Keys, George A.
383 Louis St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. George Keys worked as a laborer on the Capitol. Milton Young also lived at this address.
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Korsvald, John
275 E 8th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. John Korsvald worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Lender, Herman or Landan, H.
210 7th Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55102, US
1902 City Directory. Herman Lender is also listed as "Landan" in the City Directory. He worked as a laborer on the Capitol. Christian Peterfeldt also lived here.
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Larson, Edward
660 York Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Edward Larson worked as a blacksmith on the Capitol.
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Larson, Louis
89 E 8th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Louis Larson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Laytty, A.
543 Rice St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. A. Laytty worked as a laborer on the Capitol. Fellow Capitol worker John Freed also lived here.
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LeBrun, Michael Z.
3103 Findley Pl
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Stonecutter Michael LeBrun was born in Canada in 1859 and moved to Minnesota, along with his wife, Leontine, and youngest daughter, in 1882.
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Lee, John
249 E 10th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. John Lee worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Lund, Albert T.
64 E 12th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Albert Lund worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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MacDonald, John T.
382 Burgess St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. John MacDonald worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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McCormack, James F.
591 Western Ave N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. James McCormack worked on the Capitol as a carpenter.
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McDonald, Peter
193 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Peter McDonald worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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McGrath, Michael H
193 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Michael McGrath worked in the office of the Capitol contractor, Butler Bros., as a clerk. Many men who worked on the building lived at this boarding house.
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McIntire, John
193 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. John McIntire worked on the Capitol as a laborer. Many Capitol workers boarded here.
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McLaughlin, Bernard
330 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory and 1905 Census. Bernard McLaughlin was born in Canada of Irish parents in 1857 and moved to Minnesota in 1885. He married here in 1888 and was living with his three children at this address in 1905.
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McMillan, Charles
626 St Peter St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Charles McMillan was an apprentice when he worked on the Capitol.
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Mead, David
657 Sherburne Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory and 1905 Payroll. Teamster David Mead was born in Minnesota of English parents in 1864. Mead's name is in the Dale and Bumgardner Payroll and he also named Butler Bros. as his employer in the 1904 City Directory.
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Mierva, Martin
1147 Pacific St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory and Capitol Staff.. Martin Mierva was born in 1845 in Poland and emigrated in 1870. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer and is also listed as a janitor at the new building in February of 1905. He reported in the 1920 Census that he was working as a laborer for the City at the age of 77. He and his wife, Mary, raised a large family in this house, (which was later torn down for the freeway), and was still living here in 1930 when he was 90 years old.
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Miller, Charles
874 Hall Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Charles Miller worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Miller, Julius
220 7th St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 and 1904 City Directories. Carpenter Julius Miller was born in Illinois in 1873. By 1910 he and his wife were farming in Washington state.
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Miller, William E. Sr.
535 Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. William Miller worked on the Capitol as a teamster.
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Milne, Alexander and William
636 Wabasha St N
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Both Alexander and William Milne were apprentices when they worked on the Capitol.
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Mooney, Thomas
155 W Charles Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Thomas Mooney worked as a fireman tending the steam powered machinery.
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Morrow, Albert
1 Upper Levee
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 City Directory. Albert Morrow worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Mozinski, Leo
652 Hall Ave, St Paul, MN 55107
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Leo Mozinski worked as a carpenter on the Capitol.
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Nelson, Charles
8 Spring St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Charles Nelson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Nelson, Charles
288 Virginia St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Charles Nelson worked on the Capitol as a laborer. Fellow Capitol worker Matthew Conroy also lived here.
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Nelson, John G.
730 W Minnehaha Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. John G. Nelson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Nelson, Martin
213 14th St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1904 City Directory. Stonecutter Martin Nelson was born in Sweden in 1870 and came to Minnesota in 1888.
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Noon, James
84 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. James Noon gave his occupation as granite cutter in the City Directory although the Union Advocate of May 12, 1899 reported that he had been admitted into the St. Paul Stonecutters Union Local. T.J. Kelly also lived here.
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Norby, Paul
382 E 10th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Paul Norby worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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O'Grady, Patrick
230 W Charles Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Patrick O'Grady was employed as a watchman at the Capitol.
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Ode, Edward
711 W Central Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory and 1905 Census. Edward Ode, born in 1881, worked in Butler Bros. office. He gave his occupation as stenographer in the 1905 Census.
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Okoniewski, August
113 Marion St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1903 City Directory. August Okoniewski was born in Poland in 1869 and emigrated in 1888. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer but later became a blacksmith and worked at that trade in St. Paul for many years. In the 1930 Census he gave his occupation as "blacksmith" working at a an auto repair shop.
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Olson, Charles
165 Como Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 City Directory. Frank Warpecha and several other Capitol workers also lived here.
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Orr, Joseph
27 E 9th St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1903 City Directory. Carpenter Joseph Orr was born in 1850.
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Ostedt, Henry A.
803 E Cook Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Henry Ostedt was born in Sweden in 1859 and moved to St. Paul in 1889. He and his Swedish born wife, Tilda, were married and raised their family here while he worked as a stone mason. Ostedt was active in the union and was elected Vice President of the local in 1908.
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Pampusch, Frank B.
420 W Lafond Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 and 1904 City Directories. Frank Pampusch (1846-1917) was born in Germany and emigrated with his wife, Josephine and 4 of their eventual 10 children in 1881. Frank worked as a carpenter in St. Paul for many years raising his large family here. Several sons went into the printing trades and one, Frank Jr., became a prominent official in the Printers' Union.
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Pearson, Martin
774 N Park St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Martin Pearson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Perkins, William
940 Agate St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. William Perkins worked on the Capitol as a carpenter.
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Peterfeldt, Christian J.
210 7th St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 Christian Peterfeldt was born in Germany in 1860 and came to America in 1888. Herman Lender also lived here.
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Peterson, Algot
181 W Charles Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Algot Peterson (1850-1935) was born in Sweden and emigrated in 1881 and died in St. Paul in 1935. He lived at this address in 1902 with his wife, Elna (1858-1917.)
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Peterson, Ernest
563 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Ernest Peterson was n apprentice when he worked at the Capitol. Hans Johnson also lived at this address.
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Peterson, John
166 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. John Peterson worked as an engineer on the Capitol.
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Peterson, Peter A.
702 N Burr St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 and 1904 City Directories. Peter A. Peterson worked as a carpenter on the Capitol.
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Poschillar, Frank
827 W Van Buren Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Frank Poschillar was born in Germany in 1850 and emigrated in 1899. He worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Posposhil, Joseph H.
195 Grove st.
St. Pau, Minnesota
1904 City Directory. Joseph Posposhil worked as a stonecutter on the Capitol.
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Power, Edward, J.
165 Como Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Edward Power worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Quickney, Andrew
704 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Andrew Quickney, born in Norway in 1849, worked as a stonecutter on the Capitol. He died in St. Paul in 1908 and is buried in Union Cemetery.
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Ranum, Henry
839 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Henry Ranum worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Reed, George J.
361 Arundel St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 and 1903 City Directories. George Reed was a foreman for Butler Bros. when he worked on the Capitol.
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Reed, William J.
216 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. William J. Reed was born in Illinois in 1883. He lived in Minneapolis and worked as a stonecutter eventually becoming a draftsman for a stone contractor. Reed died in Minneapolis in 1937.
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Rein, Edward
210 7th St W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 A popular boarding house. Peterfeldt and Lender also lived here.
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Roach, Michael T.
214 Grove St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Michael Roach was born in Ireland in 1850 and came to St. Paul in 1865. He worked at the Capitol as a watchman.
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Ross, Otto
989 N Marion St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Otto Ross worked as a laborer on the Capitol. He was born in Sweden in 1865 and came to America in 1884.
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Sager, Frank
979 Matilda St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Frank Sager worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Scheunemann, August
586 W Lafond Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Carpenter August Scheunemann was born in Germany in 1850 and emigrated with his wife, Bertha, in 1882. They raised a large family in this house while August worked as a carpenter. and he died in St. Paul in 1937.
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Sclen, Gustave H.
382 E 10th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Gustave Sclen worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Scoggin, Franklin M
813 Osceola Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Franklin Scoggin worked as a manager for Butler Bros., possibly in their office.
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Scott, John A.
664 N Mississippi St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. John A. Scott was born in Minnesota of Irish parents in 1887. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer when he was 15 years old.
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Segerson, Seger
85 University Ave W
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Seger Segerson worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Skog, David
40 W Atwater St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. David Skog worked as a "polisher" for Butler Bros. according to the 1902 City Directory.
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Smith, Bert H.
150 Rondo
St. Paul, Minnesota
1903 City Directory. Bert Smith worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Smith, Steven
146 W Charles Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Steven Smith worked as a stonecutter on the Capitol.
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Snow, Alfred A.
550 N Temperance St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Alfred Snow worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Sommers, Frederick
203 W Fuller Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Fred Sommers was hired as a clerk by Butler Bros. in 1902 and he continued to work for the company until his death in 1932. He was born in Albin, Minnesota in 1871, the son of German immigrants. He moved to St. Paul about 1900, married, and he and his wife Minnie raised a family here. Sommers name is frequently mentioned in the architect's log for 1902 reporting Butler Bros. progress and personnel on the job. He also worked for a short time in 1905 on the custodial staff of the new building.
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Stewart, Nels
628 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Nels Stewart worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Swanson, Carl
171 Milford St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Carl Swanson worked as a laborer on the Capitol. William Anderson and Peter Windberg also lived at this address.
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Swanson, Edward
353 Woodward Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1904 City Directory. Edward Swanson worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Szeremeta, Urban
315 E Wells St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Urban Szeremeta worked as alaborer on the Capitol. Tinder Wlodyslow also lived here.
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Thurston, James M.
204 Grove St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. James Thurston was an apprentice when he worked on the Capitol.
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Underleiter, Joseph F.
242 W Edmund Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Joseph Underleiter worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Vedemon, Carl
2264 W Hampden Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Carl Vedemon worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Voght, William
202 Glencoe
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 City Directory. William Voght worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Waldon, Oscar
864 Payne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Oscar Walden worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Wallace, William
174 W Lafond Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. William Wallace worked as a laborer on the Capitol.
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Warpecha, Frank
165 Como Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Frank Warpecha worked as a laborer on the Capitol. Many other Capitol workers boarded here.
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Westlund, Charles
310 13th st.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1902 City Directory. Charles Westlund worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Wilson, William A.
1015 E Fremont Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 and 1904 City Directories. William Wilson worked as a carpenter on the Capitol.
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Windberg, Peter
171 Milford St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Peter Windberg worked on the Capitol as a laborer. Fellow Capitol workers Carl Swanson and William Anderson also lived here
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Winklesky, Otto F.
901 N Woodbridge St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Otto Winkleskey worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Wlodyslow, Tinder
915 E Wells St, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Tinder Wlodyslow worked on the Capitol as a laborer. Urban Szeremeta also lived at this address.
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Wolff, Theodore
294 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1903 City Directory. Theodore Wolff worked as a teamster on the Capitol construction.
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Young, Charles H.
1776 Iglehart Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902 City Directory. Charles H. Young worked in the office of the Capitol contractor Butler Bros. as a bookkeeper.
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Young, Milton F.
383 Louis St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1904 City Directory. Milton Young worked as a stonecutter on the Capitol. George Keys also lived here.
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Hall, Elizabeth S.
381 Pleasant Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
1902-1910 City Directories. Elizabeth Hall was Cass Gilbert's long time stenographer in the St. Paul office. She was born in Minnesota in 1868.
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Hegg, Emile R.
2312 S 12th Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Emile R. Hegg worked on the grading of the Capitol grounds as a teamster. He was born in Sweden in 1874 and emigrated in 1884.
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Kalka, John
292 W Stinson St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. John Kalka worked as a laborer on the grading of the Capitol grounds. He was born in Poland in 1853 and came to St. Paul in about 1882.
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Kundert, Casper
315 Chestnut St E
Stillwater, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Casper Kundert worked as a laborer grading the Capitol grounds. He was born in Germany in 1857.
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Lynch, Arthur
1250 Edgerton St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Arthur Lynch worked as a teamster on the grading of the Capitol grounds. He was born in Minnesota in 1884 and had moved to St. Paul in 1902 with his parents and siblings from rural Swift County where they were farmers. Lynch married and raised a large family in St. Paul.
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Nordquist, Adolph
656 York Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Adolph Nordquist worked as a laborer on grading the Capitol grounds. He was born in Norway in 1887 and had lived in Minnesota less than a year in 1905. Fellow Norwegian Capitol worker Thomas Thompson lived at this address from 1899 to 1903.
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Novak, Joseph
393 Burgess St, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Joseph Novak worked as a laborer on grading the Capitol grounds. He was born in Poland in 1857 and came to America in 1892.
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O'Toole, Patrick and Michael
943 Galtier St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Patrick O'Toole was born in Ireland in 1856 and came to Minnesota in 1866. Michael was born in St. Paul in 1879. They both worked as laborers on the grading of the Capitol grounds.
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Turnquist, Erick
898 E Magnolia Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Erick Turnquist was born in Sweden in 1879 and emigrated with his family in 1884. The family moved to St. Paul from Grantsberg, Wisconsin in 1903 and Erick went to work as a teamster.
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Webb, William H.
911 Phalen
St. Paul, Minnesota
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. William Webb worked as a teamster on the grading of the Capitol grounds. He was born in Minnesota in 1880.
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Wicks, Andrew
48 W Lyton Pl, St Paul, MN 55117
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Andrew Wicks worked as a bricklayer on the Capitol grounds. He was born in Norway in 1852 and emigrated in 1880.
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Drew, Jerome
441 Jackson St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Jerome Drew was born of German parents in 1869 in Minnesota. He worked as a teamster on grading the Capitol grounds.
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Schwartz, Jacob
49 E Fillmore Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Jacob Schwartz was born in Minnesota of German parents in 1868. He worked on the Capitol as a laborer grading the grounds.
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Tate, Augusta
12 E Acker St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Capitol Staff Payroll February 1906. Augusta Tate was born in New York in 1878. Her father, Joseph Wiltner, who worked on the Capitol and got hired as a janitor there also lived at this house. Augusta was a "scrub woman" on the Capitol staff. The Wiltner family had lived in Stillwater, MN when Augusta was young, but Augusta married Charles Tate in 1899, and they moved around - North Dakota, back to Wisconsin - until Charles died in 1905 and she and her children moved in with her parents in St. Paul. She lived the rest of her life in St. Paul and died here in 1962.
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Good, Eva
163 Nina St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Staff Payroll February 1906. Eva Good was 18 years old in 1906 and got hired as a telephone operator at the new Capitol. She worked at that occupation for many years and was still living in St. Paul, single, and working as an operator at a bank in 1940.
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Dixon, Josie
721 E Euclid St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Payroll for cleaning July 1905. Josephine Dixon (or Dickson) was born in Minnesota in 1884 to German parents, John and Elizabeth Scharff. She worked on the cleaning crew at the Capitol in July of 1905. Elizabeth Scharff also worked on the crew. Josie's mother and sister also lived at this house in 1905, both named Elizabeth Scharff.
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Scharff, Elizabeth
721 E Euclid St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Cleaning Payroll July 1905. There were two Elizabeth Scharffs, mother and daughter, living at this address at the time of the 1905 Census. I believe the younger one, only 15 at the time, worked om the cleaning crew. Her sister, Josie Dixon, who lived here with her also worked on the crew.
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Madigan, Minnie
563 Broadway St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Cleaning Payroll July 1905. Minnie Madigan worked on a crew doing the final cleaning of the Capitol in July of 1905. She was born in Minnesota in 1881 and was recently married and had one child at that time. She and her husband, Edward, a teamster, eventually had 7 children and (I think) she died in St. Paul in 1953.
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Ridge, Mary
268 Commercial St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Cleaning Payroll December 1904. Mary Ridge worked on a crew cleaning the Capitol. There were two Mary Ridges living at this address in 1905, mother and daughter born in Minnesota in 1860 and 1888 respectively, and I believe the younger, 16 year old worked at the Capitol. The older Mary would have been too busy tending the household of 9 people including 6 children and a boarder.
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Constant, Sarah
58 E 11th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Cleaning Payroll July 1905. Sarah Constant worked on a cleaning crew at the Capitol in July of 1905. Fellow cleaners, Jennie and Josie Sheeran also lived here.
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Sheeran, Jennie and Josie
58 E 11th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Cleaning Payroll July 1905. Jennie (b.1888) and her sister Josie (b.1890) both lived here in 1905 and worked on a crew cleaning the Capitol. Note they were only 15 and 17 at that time and living on their own. Fellow cleaner Sarah Constant lived here with them. In the 1905 City Directory Jennie said she was employed by Hart and Murphy, a cigar manufacturer. Nellie Downing also worked for Hart and Murphy.
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Downing, Nellie
232 E 10th St
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Cleaning payroll July 1905. Nellie Downing worked on a crew cleaning the Capitol. She was born in Iowa in 1886. In the 1905 City Directory she said she was employed by Hart and Murphy, a cigar manufacturer. Fellow Capitol cleaner Jennie Sheeran also worked for Hart and Murphy.
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Wiltner, Joseph Jr.
612 SE 6th Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
March 1902 beam painting payroll. Joseph Wiltner Jr. worked building scaffolding for the painting of steel beams in 1902. He was born in New York in 1880, the son of Joseph Wiltner Sr. who worked on the Capitol for several years. He eventually moved to Wisconsin where he died in 1962.
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Jolley, Florence
412 Dayton Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Staff payroll. Florence Jolley was appointed postmistress for the new Capitol and served there for many years. She was born in 1872 in England, was married, and had several children.
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Cox, Teresa
906 Desoto St, St Paul, MN 55130
St Paul, Minnesota, US
Staff Payroll. Teresa Cox was hired as telephone operator in the new Capitol. She was born in England in 1873 and lived in this house with her parents and siblings.
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Mullaly, May
244 Rondo
St. Paul, Minnesota
Staff Payroll February 1906. May Mullaly was born in Minnesota in 1888. Her name first appears on a list of cleaners at the Capitol in December of 1904. She would have been about 16 at that time. She later got hired as a "scrub woman" on the Capitol staff.
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Walker, Mary E.
440 Farrington St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Staff Payroll. Mary E. Walker got hired onto the staff of the new Capitol as a "toilet attendant," though in the 1900 Census she gave her occupation as "nurse." She was one of the earliest African American settlers in St. Paul. She was born in Virginia maybe in 1834 (Census records vary)and by 1857 she was married to Nace Walker living in St. Paul. Nace died in 1883 and his obituary said he had moved to St. Paul in 1849. They had no children.
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Phippen, Otis A.
204 Grove St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. Otis Phippen was born in Wisconsin in 1879 and moved to Minnesota in 1903. He is listed in the Payroll as a laborer, although he gave his occupation as "structural ironworker" in the 1905 Minnesota Census.
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Duncan, John
1783 Dayton Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. John Duncan was born in Minnesota in 1889 and lived here with his parents. Though he was paid as a laborer, he gave his occupation as carpenter in the 1905 Census.
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Dade, Hubert
639 Cedar St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. Hubert Dade was born in Maryland in 1885 and came to Minnesota in about 1894.
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Boland, Pat
395 Cook Ave. W.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1905 Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Teamster Pat Boland ("Bolin" in the payroll)was born in Indiana in 1856 and moved to Minnesota about 1880. He worked on the grading of the Capitol grounds.
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Plebuch, Frank
351 Sherburne Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. Frank Plebuch was born in Minnesota in 1878 and worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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Flaherty, Morgan and Cornelius
533 Rice St
Ramsey County, MN 55103, US
Morgan Flaherty and his son, Cornelius, worked for Butler Bros. in 1905 as granite cutters. In 1908 they were living in St. Cloud and by 1910 they had founded a monument carving business there, Morgan Flaherty and Son.
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Zimmermann, Sidney J.
277 W Charles Ave
Ramsey County, MN 55103, US
1903 City Directory. Sidney J. Zimmermann was born in South Dakota in 1883 and lived here with his parents and siblings. He listed his employer as R. Guastavino in the 1903 City Directory and gave his occupation as "clerk" in the 1900 census.
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McDonald, James E.
1059 Reaney Ave. East
St. Paul, Minnesota
James E. McDonald was listed on the first Capitol maintenance staff as a "pipeman." McDonald was born in 1875 in Minnesota and gave his occupation as "steamfitter" in the 1905 Census. He and his wife, Myrtle, raised their two daughters, Marie and Jean, in St. Paul and as late as 1930 James was working as a stationary engineer for the State. James died in St. Paul in 1939. During the recent restoration project Tom Olmscheid took the posted photo.
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Ballard, Asahel
687 Central Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN
Asahel A. Ballard was a carpenter and member of Local 87. He was born in Vermont in 1846 and although the St. Paul City Directory listed Butler Bros. as his employer in 1903, in June of that year Ballard died in a fall while working on a house in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood.