Batt, J. B., was born in Cheektowaga, March 1, 1859, where his father was engaged in the saw mill business. Mr. Batt was bookkeeper in the Williamsville brewery for six years, after which he was railroading for two years. In 1880 he married Mary Daumen. and their children are John, Linus, Mary and Althea. For seven years Mr. Batt was in the lumber business in connection with the Christ Fritz estate at Martinsville, and a year ago he embarked in the bicycle business and repair shop on Webster street, North Tonawanda. He has been an active Democrat and was trustee of the village of North Tonawanda, N.Y., two years; he was also tax collector of Amherst. Erie county, two years.
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