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Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: October 19, 2009 at 16:25:42
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History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement..
Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889
Cushing, Thomas, 1821.

Pg. 711, VALENTINE VEY, grocer, Braddock, only son of VALENTINE and CATHARINE (KUNTZ) VEY, was born in Allegheny, Pa., Sept. 1, 1862. His father came form Germany when 23 years old, and located in Allegheny, where he died 3 months before the birth of his son, with whom the widowed mother now resides. He was educated in German and English in New York City, and finished his English training at Ebensburg, Pa. When 12 years old he went on the P. R. R. as news agent, for six years. Before he was 19 he built a house at Brushton, out of his savings, and has since erected another. For five years he was brakeman on a P. R. R. passenger train. In 1887 he became a partner in the firm of Vey & Dinges, who purchased a building and established a successful grocery trade at Braddock. MR. VEY is a member of St. James R. C. Church; politically he is democrat. June 26, 1888, he married MISS SADIE, a native of Kearney Station, Pa., daughter of MICHAEL and ELIZABETH TROY.

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