Batt, Michael, was born in Erie county, March 20, 1853, a son of John and Catherine (Eckert) Batt, natives of Alsace, who came to America when young and were married in this country. Michael Batt came to North Tonawanda in 1868 and his first business experience was in the flour and feed business in Williamsville, and he pursued the same business for a time in North Tonawanda. He then worked in a shingle mill for his father, and in 1878 he, his brother Frank Batt and C. S. Bliss formed a partnership in the shingle and timber business, which they conducted successfully until 1893, when the firm was dissolved. Since that date Mr. Batt has devoted his time to looking after his large real estate interests in North Tonawanda, where he has houses and building sites for sale and to rent. In 1878 Mr. Batt married Gertrude Daul, and they have seven children: Norbert, Raymond, Irenus, Frances, Flora, Gertrude and Adelaide. Mr. Batt built his residence, one of the finest on Goundry street, in 1892, and in many ways has assisted in the growth and prosperity of North Tonawanda.
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