Biography of Frank X. Matt
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Frank X. Matt, a leading and respected citizen of Utica, is the president and treasurer of the West End Brewing Company, of which concern he was one of the organizers. His birth occurred in Germany on the 25th of March, 1859, his parents being Theodore and Johanna Matt, whom he accompanied on their emigration to the United States in 1878. The father, who was engaged in the lumber business in Germany, also conducted a hotel, a brewery and a large farm. After coming to this country he became the proprietor of a butcher's establishment. His wife was called to her final rest in 1910.

Frank X. Matt obtained his education in the schools of the fatherland and was graduated with honors from both the public and high school. After taking up his abode in Utica he became identified with the brewing industry and for a time was associated with Charles Bierbauer. Subsequently he went to Canajoharie, New York, remaining there for about seven years. On the expiration of that period he returned to Utica and assisted in the organization of the West End Brewing Company, which under his able management has been developed into the largest and best concern of its kind in central New York. He is likewise a director of the First National Bank and the Utica Cutlery Company. His comiection with any undertaking seems to insure a prosperous outcome of the same, for it is in his nature to carry forward to successful completion whatever he is associated with. He has earned for himself an enviable reputation as a careful man of business and in his dealings is known for his prompt and honorable methods, which have won him the deserved and unbounded confidence of his fellowmen.

Mr. Matt's companion and helpmate on the jurney of life was Miss Elizabeth Selbach, of Utica, by whom he has three children. Francis Milton, Ella M. and Walter Joseph. He has membership relations with the Catholic Mutual Benevolent Association, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Royal Arcanum, the Utica Maeunerehor and the Baden Society, as well as the Dentscher Bund, the Utica Turn Verein, the Utica Lese Verein, the I. D. K. Social Club, Utica Lodge, No. 242, Harugari, the Knights of Honor and Red Men. Mr. Matt is further an honorary member of the Young Men of the Knights of St. George and trustee of St. Joseph's Cemetery Association. In all social relations he is popular because of a genial and attractive manner, while in business circles he has made substantial progress through his wise utilization of the opportunities offered.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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