Langdon ND Centennial Edition 1888-1988 page 230
John Peter Bata, born to Charles and Mary Kyncl Bata at Langdon 21 June 1914. He was reared on his parents' farm and attended Elgin Township school.
He married Stephanie Knotek of Lankin 17 Oct 1939. They had two sons, John A. and Richard. John Peter Bata died 21 March 1960.
John A. married Judy Klefstad of Pekin and lives at Denver where he is a pilot for Frontier Airlines. They have two children: Christopher John and Lesley Renae. Richard lives on the farm northwest of Langdon. He farms the farm that his grandfather Charles had homesteaded. --recorded 4/85