Biography of August Ey
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Ey, August, Buffalo, is a son of Henry and Louise (Fox) Ey, and was born in Hanover, Germany, June 14, 1843. His father died in 1849. and in 1854 he came to this country with his widowed mother and brothers and sisters and settled in Buffalo, where his mother died in 1890, aged eighty six. When eleven years old he engaged in business for himself, becoming a fruit peddler on a capital of seventeen cents. His next venture was a fruit stand at the corner of Main and Exchange streets. These enterprises proving successful, he finally established himself in the business of baker and confectioner on Elk street, and afterward opened a store at 291 Main street, where the Ellicott Square building now stands, and where he remained twenty years, or until the old structure was torn down. He is still located on the old spot, having in the new building one of the finest confectionery stores in the city. Mr. Ey is a member of the Royal Arcanum, and for seventeen years was a member of the 74th Regt. N. G. N. Y.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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