Dale and Bumgardner payroll. Andrew Wicks worked as a bricklayer on the Capitol grounds. He was born in Norway in 1852 and emigrated in 1880.
<p>A person who lays brick.</p>
1902 City Directory. Peter Jorgenson worked as a bricklayer on the Capitol. The St. Paul Globe of May 25, 1900 reported that Peter "Jergenson" had been admitted into the bricklayers union.
1902 City Directory. Thomas Dooley worked as a bricklayer on the Capitol.
1905 Payroll, 1903 St. Paul City Directory and 1905 Census. Charles Harpke was born in Germany in 1852 and came to America in 1882. He was very active in St. Paul Bricklayers Union 1 and served as President of the Local in 1900.
1905 Payroll, 1901 and 1904 City Directories. Joseph Butler, a bricklayer, was born in Minnesota in 1879. He was still working for the company in 1918. He and his sister, Catherine, who worked for Butler-Ryan as a stenographer, lived at this address with their parents. Joseph joined the Bricklayers Union in August of 1899. He worked all his life as a bricklayer and died in St. Paul in 1943.
1905 Payroll, 1900 St.Paul City Directory and Census. Thomas J., was born in 1883 to Irish parents. and his brother, John Butler Jr., was born in Minnesota in 1876 . Their father, John Butler Sr. (1824-1900) was a brother of Patrick Butler (1823-1900), father of the Butler Bros., contractors of the Capitol. In the 1900 Census both John and his brother Thomas, also a bricklayer and Capitol worker, lived with their parents and siblings at this address.
1905 Payroll and 1904 St. Paul City Directory. Bricklayer Walter Jordan was born in Iowa in 1871. He is listed in the 1902 CD working for Butler-Ryan as an apprentice. We believe he never married and died in St. Paul in 1927.
1905 Payroll,1904 St. Paul City Directory and 1900 Census. Bricklayer John Harrington was born in Ireland in 1853 and emigrated in 1881. He lived in this house for most of his life.
1905 Payroll, 1900 St.Paul City Directory and Census. John Butler Jr. was born in Minnesota in 1876 to Irish parents. His brother, Thomas Butler, was born in Minnesota in 1883. Both were Minnesota Capitol construction bricklayers. Their father, John Butler Sr. (1824-1900) was a brother of Patrick Butler (1823-1900), father of the Butler Bros., general contractors for the Capitol. In the 1900 Census both John and his brother Thomas lived with their parents and siblings at this address.
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.