Individual Stories

Victor Carlson


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.

Frank Carstenson

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.