Batt, Frank, was born in Cheektowaga, Erie county, November 29, 1849. He came to Tonawanda in 1868 and was with J. S. Bliss & Co. for some years in the lumber business. He was subsequently cashier of the Lumber Exchange Bank for one year. In the spring of 1897 he opened an extensive hardware store on Webster street, North Tonawanda. Mr. Batt has been and still is prominent in public affairs in North Tonawanda. He was village trustee for four years and has been on the Board of Water Commissioners since its organization. In 1874 Mr. Batt married Roxanna Stark, and they have a family of thirteen children, five sons and eight daughters. Mr. Batt's parents were John and Catherine (Ackart) Batt, both natives of Alsace, Germany. His grandfather, Joseph Batt, came to America in 1836.
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