Frank Myers, known to many as Frank Stemler, one of Zanesville's best known German residents died Monday morning at 5 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.A. Crouse at Euclid avenue and Thurman street. He was aged 70 years and for about 50 years was prominent in the grocery business of the city on Marietta street. He had been ill for about 2 years..
Mr. Myers was born at Eagleport, Morgan County, (Ohio) Nov. 21, 1842 and removed to Zanesville at an early age.
When two and a half years old, he was a adopted by the late Theobald Stemler, one of Zanesville's best known German pioneers and from this adoption was known to many as Frank Stemler.
He was wedded to Mary B. Werner in 1865, and to this union resulted ten children, six of whom are still living.
His wife died nineteen years ago.
The deceased was a Democrat in politics and was defeated for clerk of the courts by Howard Aston and for county treasurer by the late J. K. Wendell.
He at one time owned the mill on Linden avenue operated by Armstrong & Co.
He held it immediately prior to the time of it's ownership by John Drone. Throughout his life he was connected with the grocery business at which he was highly successful.
The deceased was a genial and benevolent old gentleman. who counted his friends by the score. His death is the cause of genuine grief to a host of friends.
Mr. Myers is survived by the following children: C. T. S. Myers and W. H. Myers, Anna R. Myers and Mrs. S. A. Crouse of Zanesville; Mrs. Frank D. Wilbur of Indianapolis, Indiana and Mrs. Albert A. Laufer of Chicago, Illinois,
One brother, Lewis Myers of the Newark road is also left to mourn.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. Crouse and interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.
The Courier, published: Zanesville, Ohio
26 Aug 1912