John J. Peterman, 507 W. Liberty street, died early this morning after a lingering illness of
three years' duration. During the past week the condition of Mr. Peterman had grown steadily
more serious until the end at 2:45 o'clock. Complications had set in which hastened his death.
Mr. Peterman was born in Rome, son of the late John and Elizabeth Smith Peterman, 64 years ago.
He always maintained his residence in this city, where he was widely known and esteemed.
Practically all of his life was spent in the drug business in Rome. For a number of years he
was associated with P. D. Ackley, druggist, in the spring of 1912 going into the business for
himself under the firm name of John J. Peterman Co., in the former Bissel drug store. He
continued there until ill health forced his retirement three years ago.
He was married in this city in 1887 to Elizabeth Waters, the ceremony being performed by the
late Rev. Aloysius Murphy in the old St. Peter's Church. Surviving are his wife, four sisters,
Mrs. John Burton, Utica; Mrs. Charles Schneible and Mrs. Joseph Schneible, Rome and Mrs.
Frederick Gillis, Syracuse, and several nieces and nephews. An only son, Frank J. died in
Mr. Peterman was a faithful member of St. Mary's Church, and was an active worker in affairs
pertaining to the church and school. He was a member of the board of trustees of the church
and of St. Mary's cemetery association, and belonged to Rome Council, 391, Knights of Columbus.
He possessed many friends in this city and vicinity, who will moun his passing.
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