August Wedell (1863-1919) was born in Husaby, Västra Götaland Län, Sweden on August 18, 1863 and emigrated in 1887. August's last name was originally Svensson, but was changed to Wedell when he arrived in the United States. A family story recounts that the surname was changed because there were too many incoming Swedes with the name Svensson.
A person who performed unskilled work for wages.
1904-1905 Butler Bros. Payroll. Frank Plebuch was born in Minnesota in 1878 and worked on the Capitol as a laborer.
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.
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.
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.
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Michael was born in St. Paul in 1879. He worked as a laborer on the grading of the Capitol grounds.
Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Patrick O'Toole was born in Ireland in 1856 and came to Minnesota in 1866. He worked as a laborer on the grading of the Capitol grounds.