Checked the City Dir for Omaha (1876, 1878, 1879, 1881) and there were no entries for Lindstrom.
You might check www (dot) omahahistory (dot) org (slash)
There are a few things in the time frame you are interested in. To contact them, clic on Email Archivist (on left side)
Is it possible that he stopped in Omaha just long eough to have photo taken?
Also is it possible that his employer "renamed" him when handing out paycheck?