The death of John Peterman sr., one of Rome's oldest and best known residents, occurred at the
home of his son, John J. Peterman, 507 W. Liberty street, at 9 o'clock this morning, aged 90
years. Mr. Peterman was born in Hambach, Germany, on Jan. 14, 1825. He came to this country
when he was a young man of 25, locating in Utica, where he remained four years, thence coming
to Rome where he had since resided. In Utica in 1852 Mr. Peterman was united in marriage with
Miss Elizabeth M. Smith, who died in this city in 1905.
Notwithstanding his advanced age Mr. Peterman enjoyed good health until about two years ago,
when he suffered a slight stroke. he had felt the effects of this ever since, but was able
to be about until four months ago, since which time he had been confined to his bed.
Mr. Peterman was a man of quiet and unassuming manner and by his pleasing dispositon he made
a host of friends who will regret his death. he was a faithful member of St. Mary's Church
and a charter member of St. Boniface's Society connected therewith.
He is survived by five children, John J. Peterman, Mrs. Charles Schneible and Mrs. J. P.
Schneible of Rome; Mrs. John T. Burton of Utica and Mrs. Fred Gillis of Oneida. He also
leaves one sister, Mrs. Barbara Smith, 511 West Liberty street, this city.
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