A telegram was received here yesterday announcing the death of John M. Wheeler, of this city, at St. Augustine, Florida, a short time before the message was sent. The news wfs a great shock to Mr. Wheeler's many friends here, as but few were aware of bis iPjess. Onlyashort time before the crival of the telegram announcing Mr. Wheeler's death, a letter was received by friends here stating that he was much better and entirely out of danger. Mr. Wheeler was a man of rugged constitution, but catching a cold it rapidly developed into pneumonía and caused bis death. Mr. Wheeler was bom in Providence, Saratoga Co., N. Y., in 1821. He was educated at the schools of the town and at Amsterdam academy, afterwards attending Union college and graduating in 1841. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843 and moved to Wabash. Ind., where he praeticed his profession for about fifteen years. lie then moved to Ann Arbor, and from that time made his home in this eitv. Mr. Wheeler was known as one of our safest financiers, and bis long connection as a director and officer of the First National Bank proved his worth in this direction. He was treasurer of the University from 1872 to 1878. He was a memoer of St. Andrew's church and held various offices in the parish, for many years heing a member of the vestry and at the time of his death being senior warden. He served the city as a member of the Board of Education for a number of years. Mr. Wheeler leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Clara Luther, of Medina, N. Y.