John Meyers, one of the last known farmers in this vicinity, dropped dead at an early hour this morning at his home on the River Road, five miles east of the city. Death was caused by heart disease, which had troubled him for years.
Mr Meyers left his house a few minutes before 6 o'clock this morning to care for the stock in the cow barn. He had finished the task and was about to return for breakfast when he was stricken. a son, Albert Meyers, standing outside the barn was attracted by the sound of a fall. As he entered the building he found his father lying upon the floor with both hands pressed to his heart and breating with great difficulty. He died before assistance could be summoned from the house.
There were few farmers better know in Rome than Mr Meyers. He was born in Baden, Germany, seventy one years ago and at the age of seventeen he came to this country and to Rome with his parents.
During seventeen years he conducted a farm at Embargo and Expense Streets, known as the old fair ground. He was seven years at the Deering farm on W Thomas Street and eight years at the Michael Schillner farm in Lorena. during the last six years he had conducted the farm on River Road, now occupied by his family, owned by T.W. Roberts of Bradford, PA.
Surviving are a widow, four sons and two daughters. Leopold Meyers of Oneida, John Meyers of Lee Center, Enoch Meyers of Rome and Albert Meyers who resides at home. Mrs. William Gensler of Syracuse and Mrs. F. Prossner of Rome. There are also six brothers and one sister: Alexander, Frank, Leopold and Felix of Rome, Max of Havana, Ill., Albert of Galveston, Texas, and Mrs Fleming of Illinois.
Mr Meyers was an industrious man, popular with his acquaintances and highly esteemed in the communities where he lived. He was a faithful member and contributor to St Mary's Church.
The funeral will be held in this city at the home of Mr Meyer's daughter, Mrs. Prossner, No 711 Croton Street.
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