Matt Blatt

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M. BLATT, a general merchant at Brady�s Bend, in the township of that name, in Armstrong county, has been engaged in that line of business for the last twenty-seven years. He was born at Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 30, 1850, son of Peter and Barbara (Stuppee) Blatt.

Peter Blatt was a resident of Pittsburgh for some years. He came to Armstrong county when his son Matt was two years old, and later moved to Butler county, Pa. Both he and his excellent wife are now deceased.

Matt Blatt grew to manhood in Brady�s Bend township and attended the school until he was eleven years old, when he began working in the mines. Later he went to Pittsburgh where he learned the trade as a tinner which he followed a number of years in East Brady, conducting at the same time a hardware store as a member of the firm V. Blatt & Bro. Later he and his brother divided the property and Matt. Blatt embarked in business at Brady�s Bend, first as a hardware merchant, but gradually adding to his stock until he now carries a general line of goods. He enjoys an excellent patronage. At first he was located in the old building which is still standing beside his present one. At one time he suffered loss by fire, but recovered and continued his operations. St. Patrick�s Catholic Church of Brady�s Bend holds his membership. In politics he is a Democrat, but he has not desired public office, devoting himself to his family and business interests. He is interested in some oil lands in Butler county, and is a man of means and considerable business acumen.

In 1883 Mr. Blatt married Elizabeth Benson, a daughter of John and Mary Benson, natives of Butler county, Pa. No children have been born to this union.

Source: Pages 907 - 908 , Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed February 1999 by Nanci Michalkiewicz for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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