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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Most of the workers who constructed the Minnesota Capitol belonged to unions. However, it is not clear whether St. Paul laborers were organized during the period when the Capitol was built nor how many laborers or which jobs were represented by a union between 1896 and 1907. So this worker's union status is currently unknown.