Langdon ND Centennial Edition 1888-1988 page 231
JOSEPH I. BATA
Joseph I. Bata, son of Charley and Mary Kyncl Bata was born in Elgin Township in 1905.
In 1924 he married Alice Walsh, daughter of Michael J. and Mary Turner Walsh of Dresden.
They had four children: David Bata of Overland Park, Kansas; Judd Bata, Ventura, CA; Lyle Bata and Charles of Elgin Township.
Joseph I. died in 1952. Alice lives in her home in Langdon.---recorded 6/85