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.
Draughtsman. The 1899 City Directory says Louis died on Oct. 25, 1898 at age 17. He was the son of Joseph Bourgeault, the supervisor of the stonecutting. Louis helped his father in the office.
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.
1905 Payroll and 1898-1902 City Directories. Walter Bowe, son of Kate Butler Bowe and nephew of the Butler brothers, was born on June 30, 1882 in Dakota County, Minnesota. Walter married Olive Graham in 1904 in St. Paul, MN. 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 at 1345-47 Summit Avenue, along with his mother, Kate (widow of William Bowe). This address is known as the Pierce Butler house.
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.
This is approximately where 11 West 3rd St. was located.
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
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 Stone Cutters Journal reported that Breemis was in Evanston, Wyoming organizing a stone cutters local there. By 1910 Breemis was living in San Francisco and was married and raising a family there. The Stone Cutter Journal of November 1916 reported that he had recently died in San Francisco.
In the 1899 CD he was living at 165 Como.
Thomas Breen was born in Ireland in 1850 and came to America in 1863. He worked as a stone cutter on the Capitol and in the quarries of St. Paul.
Dale and Bumgardner Payroll. Joseph Brenhoffer was born in Hungary in 1880 and 1878 and emigrated in 1902. He worked as laborers on grading the Capitol grounds.