Person:Roy Veregge (1)

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Roy Scott Veregge
m. ABT 1886
  1. Fern Veregge1886 -
  2. Charles Albert Veregge1890 - 1961
  3. Harry Cornelius Veregge1893 - 1971
  4. Bertram Veregge1896 - 1974
  5. Roy Scott Veregge1899 - 1981
  6. Nell Margaret Veregge1901 - 1985
  7. Eddie Vereggeest 1902-1905 - bef 2000
m. 6 JUL 1920
  1. June Alberta Veregge1921 - 1990
  2. Capt. Elwood Claude 'Bud' Veregge, USMC/W6PBI1922 - 2013
Facts and Events
Name Roy Scott Veregge
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 OCT 1899 Indianapolis, Indiana
Marriage 6 JUL 1920 Stockton, Sacramento County, Californiato Grace Zeralda Zent
Death[1] 10 JAN 1981 Santa Rosa, California
Residence? Lived in Monte Rio, California in 1970's
Occupation? Owned Sheet Metal Shop

Biography of Roy Scott Veregge

Roy Scott Veregge was born 3 Oct. 1899 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, the son of Albert James Veregge and Mary Elizabeth Ambrose.

Roy had just turned 18 years of age as World War I was ending, so he never entered the military (note picture at top of page is Roy at age 18). He spent most of his teenage years working in his father's sheet metal shop in Antioch, California. Because he was working and helping the family to make ends meet in the tough times of the 1920's and 1930's, Roy did not go to High School or College, but did further his education by entering a well-respected business school in San Francisco.

Roy married Grace Zeralda Zent, daughter of Isaac Chase Zent and Jessie Edith Cole, on 6 July, 1920 in Stockton, Sacramento County, California. Roy and Grace had two children, June Alberta Veregge, born 10 March, 1921 and Elwood C. "Bud" Veregge, born 31 July 1922, both were born in Stockton, California.

Roy owned "Pittsburg Sheet Metal Works" in Pittsburg, California for 55 years, and throughout his life showed a particular skill in working with metal and wood. This was a trade that Roy learned from his father, who also owned "Antioch Sheet Metal Works" in Antioch, California.

During the Great Depression, Roy's business went bankrupt, was foreclosed on and all of his equipment seized by a company known for buying equipment at bargain prices from failed businesses and re-selling it, known as the "40 thieves". After the depression, Roy asked the head of the company that had seized his sheet metal equipment if he could get them back and the man (who took a liking to Roy), told him that his equipment would be returned to his original location within the next few days. The agreement between Roy and the head of the company was for Roy to pay him back "when he could", but with hard work, Roy was able to pay the man back within a year and one-half. Roy also was able to pay everyone back that he owned money when he filed for bankruptcy some years before.

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Roy and Grace Veregge lived for 50-60 years at their home in Pittsburg, California at 430 E. 10th Street after Roy sold his sheet metal working business. They moved from Pittsburg about 1948 to nearby Concord, California, where they lived on the corner of Laurel Drive and Ayers Road. After living several years in Concord, they moved to a house on the Russian River in Monte Rio, California, which was located near Sebastopool. Roy owned two parcels of property, one which their home was situated in Villa Grande, and the other that was located nearby on a hillside. Roy and Grace's home was a frequent "summer vacation visiting spot" for their grandchildren, when the Russian River was at its low-point, with some good swimming holes for all to enjoy.

Roy was an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved to take his son fishing in nearby streams and hunting at Roy's brother Charlie's house in Merced, California.

Roy was very charitable and helped several people in need during his lifetime. He helped to support several of his siblings (he came from a family of 11 children) during this lifetime, especially his brothers Harry and Bert Veregge, who lived nearby in Pittsburg and Antioch, California.

Roy Scott Veregge passed away peacefully on 10 Jan. 1981 in Santa Rosa, California, with his wife Grace and daughter June, by his side.


Obituary of Roy Scott Veregge

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Roy Veregge 1899 - 1981

Roy was born on October 3, 1899 and passed away in January 1981.

Roy was last known to be living in Villa Grande, California.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Social Security Death Index.

    Roy VEREGGE
    Birth Date: 3 Oct 1899
    Death Date: Jan 1981
    Social Security Number: 572-24-7429
    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: California
    Death Residence Localities
    ZIP Code: 95486
    Localities: Sheridan, Sonoma, California
    Villa Grande, Sonoma, California

  2.   United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626).

    1930 United States Federal Census
    Name: Roy S Verregge
    [Roy S Verreggs]
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1900
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Pittsburg, Contra Costa, California
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Grace Z Verregge
    Father's Birthplace: Indiana
    Mother's Birthplace: Illinois

    Household Members: Name Age
    Roy S Verregge 30
    Grace Z Verregge 30
    June A Verregge 9
    Ellwood C Verregge 7

  3.   United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623).

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Roy G Veregge
    [Roy S Veregge]
    Age in 1910: 10
    Birth Year: abt 1900
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Home in 1910: Oakland Ward 1, Alameda, California
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Name: Albert J Veregge
    Father's Birthplace: Indiana
    Mother's Name: Mary E Veregge
    Mother's Birthplace: Illinois

    Household Members: Name Age
    Albert J Veregge 43
    Mary E Veregge 45
    Charlie C Veregge 20
    Harry C Veregge 17
    Fern F Veregge 14
    Bert Veregge 13
    Roy G Veregge 10
    Nellie M Veregge 8