Emile R. Hegg

Ethnic group: 
Likley a member of Teamsters Local 120

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.

Most of the workers who constructed the Minnesota Capitol belonged to unions. While a specific union affiliation has not been found for Hegg, the Teamsters were organized in St. Paul at the time the Capitol was built, so he was most likely a union member. John Geary, who also worked grading the Capitol grounds, was founding member of Teamsters 120.