Leo Theodore TRAGHEIM

Leo Theodore TRAGHEIM
b: 20 MAY 1900
d: 12 JUN 1946
Biography

1925: Marriage report in Newtown Register:

“Alice Gertrude Abrams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Abrams, 27 Toledo street; Elmhurst, was married Monday to Theodore Tragheim son of the late Theodore Tragheim of Flushing. They were unattended " and only the immediate families were present. Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Tragheim left for Atlantic City to spend their honeymoon.”

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1928: From: The Daily Star, Queens Borough, Tuesday Evening, January 31, 1928
ESTATES IN QUEENS TO BE ADMINISTERED
Letters of administration have been granted by Surrogate Daniel Noble of Queens to: Leo Tragheim of 37-51 Eighty-ninth st, Jackson Heights, a son, in the estate of Theodore M. Tragheim, late of Flushing, valued at $100 personal property, which is to go to two daughters and a son.
[Question: Why is this so long after the death of Theodore, who passed in 1917, according to my records?)

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From the Harrisburg Telegraph ( Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), 26 March 1932

TWO YOUTHS HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT

Two yours were injured shortly before 1.30 o'clock this morning when the auto in which they were riding was overturned in a collision with another automobile at Capital and Herr streets.

Kenneth Rowe, 20, 2007 North Sixth stree, driver of one of the machines admitted to the Polyclinic Hospital suffering a laceration of the forehead, bruises of the face, hands and back. David Keller, 18, 2012 Susquehanna street, riding with Rowe was treated for bruises on the right knee and left hand. Both were brought to the hospital by Pat Brooke, of the Penn-Harris Airport.

L. T. Tragheim, 32, 1826 North Third street, reported to police he was the driver of the other automobile.

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From the Evening News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvannia, Wednesday 30 March, 1932

DRIVER HELD
Kenneth Rowe, 21, 2007 North Sixth street, will be given a hearing at traffic court April 8 on a charge of reckless driving brought by L. T. Tragheim, 1826 North Third street, yesterday. The two men were driving cars which collided at Cumberland and Capital streets last Saturday, Rowe and David Keller, 2012 Susquehanna street, being injured.

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1935: STATE DROPS CASE AGAINST LOVE RAIDERS (Long Island Daily Press, Tuesday, September 17, 1935)
Two Queens Investigators Apply for Detective Licenses

Charges against two Queens investigators who specialized in tracking down erring husbands and raiding love nests to supply divorce evidence for Queens and Brooklyn women, were dropped by the State Bureau of Licenses when they applied for detective licenses, it was announced today.

The men are Leo Tragheim of 50-08 92nd st, Elmhurst, and Joseph Praino of 124-09 Ninth avenue, College Point. They were charged by the Attorney General with violating the General Business Law which forbids "shadowing" unless the sleuth is licensed.

The pair were slated for arraignment before Chief Magistrate Jacob Gould Schurman, but got adjournments on promises to pay the license fee. Praino filed his application Sept. 9 and Tragheim Sept. 11.

Issue of the summonses on Aug. 14 will not affect the numerous divorces granted on the men's testimony in Jamaica and Brooklyn Special Terms, according to A. S. Wexler, deputy Commissioner.

"We have no objection to the nature of the work the men were doing. We merely feel that that type of work should be done by a detective licenses and bonded under the license law."

Wexler observed that "strictly speaking," anyone who has indulged in love nest raiding could be prosecuted under the general business law unless they could produce a license.

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1939 From the Long Island Star-Journal, Thursday, March 30, 1939

JURY DISAGREES ON POLICEMAN'S DIVORCE ACTION

Whitestone Team Coach Insists He Was Only 'Friend' Of Wife

The question of whether William Karnes, bus driver and coach of a Whitestone football team, was merely a good friend of Mrs. Marie E. Koegel, a friend who merely fixed her oild stover in her home at 43-67 159th street, Flushing, or whether their relations were much more intimate, as charges by her policeman-husband, Charles Koegel, in his suit for divorce, will have to be answered by a jury other than the one which heard the case this week.

After seven hours if deliberation yesterday, the jury told Supreme Court Justice Thomas C. Kadien that its members could not agree. Judge Kadien thanked them and discharged them.

Koegel, who lives with his mother at 90-57 Fifty-third street, Elmhurst, charged that his wife had an affair with Karnes between October 10 and October 23 last year. He himself did not take the witness stand. The principal witness against Mrs. Koegel was Leo J. Tragheim of 50-08 Ninety-second street, Elmhurst, who had been hired by Koegel to observe his wife's meetings with Karnes.

Tragheim related that he hired a room in Mrs. Koegel's home under the name of "Thompson," and that he spied on Mrs. Koegel and Karnes through a keyhole on several occasions. Mrs. Koegel and Tragheim differed widely in their versions of events of October 20. Tragheim said she was not home that night, while Mrs. Koegel insisted that she was in her apartment listening to "Baby Snooks" on the radio. She said Tragheim knocked on her door and asked her if she wanted a glass of water, but she refused it. Tragheim said no such event occurred.

Another date, October 22, was also in dispute. Tragheim told the jury that on that night he watched Karnes and Mrs. Koegel through the keyhole. Karnes took the stand to deny having been with Mrs. Koegel that night. He asserted that he had spent the entire evening with the members of his Whitestone football team who had an "important" game the next day, a Sunday. He said he had been there until 2 a. m. Sunday. keeping his eye on his gridiron warriors to make certain they did not have anything more potent than water to drink the night before a big game.

When asked by Koegel's lawyere if that was the usual method of conditioning a football team, Karnes replied that his players had to get up late the next day anyway.

Karnes testified that his only relations with Mrs. Koegel consisted of fixing her oil stove, making repairs to her car, cleaning the rooms for her tenants, and taking down screens.

Mrs. Koegal won a separation and $10 a week alimony from her husband last January 17. At that time Supreme Court Justice Henry G. [Wenzel Jr. blamed] both husband and wife for the break-up of the marriage.

The couple were married on October 25, 1923. They have no children. Koegel is attached to the 19th Precinct in Manhattan and is a member of the Police Department's fife, drum and bugle corps and of the Police Band.

Karnes lives at 150-26 20th avenue, Whitestone.

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Facts
  • 20 MAY 1900 - Birth -
  • 1901 - Birth - ; New York, New York, USA
  • 1946 - Burial - ; Mount Hebron Cemetery -Flushing-Queens County-New York, USA
  • 12 JUN 1946 - Death - ; Bronx, New York, New York, USA
  • 1932 - Residence - ; 1826 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA
  • 1928 - Residence - ; 37-51 Eighty-Ninth St, Jackson Heights
  • 1918 - Residence - ; 428 Ditmas Ave, Queens, NY
  • 1921 - Residence - ; 419 Potter Ave, Queens, NY
  • 1935 - Residence - ; 50-08 92nd St, Elmhurst, Queens, NY
  • Occupation - Private Detective
  • 1932 - Residence - ; 1826 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA
  • 1928 - Residence - ; 37-51 Eighty-Ninth St, Jackson Heights
  • 1918 - Residence - ; 428 Ditmas Ave, Queens, NY
  • 1921 - Residence - ; 419 Potter Ave, Queens, NY
  • 1935 - Residence - ; 50-08 92nd St, Elmhurst, Queens, NY
Ancestors
   
Mendel TRAGHEIM
ABT 1811 - 1893
 
 
Theodore M. TRAGHEIM
ABT 1859 - 5 NOV 1917
  
  
  
Toube PERAU
ABT 1821 - 1894
 
Leo Theodore TRAGHEIM
20 MAY 1900 - 12 JUN 1946
  
 
  
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Lena
ABT 1862 - 22 MAR 1918
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Theodore M. TRAGHEIM
BirthABT 1859Russia
Death5 NOV 1917Queens, New York
Marriageto Lena
FatherMendel TRAGHEIM
MotherToube PERAU
PARENT (F) Lena
BirthABT 1862Russia
Death22 MAR 1918Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
Marriageto Theodore M. TRAGHEIM
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MLeo Theodore TRAGHEIM
Birth20 MAY 1900
Death12 JUN 1946Bronx, New York, New York, USA
Marriage11 MAY 1925to Alice Gertrude ABRAHAMS at Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
FTalma TRAGHEIM
Birth7 JAN 1897Long Island City, New York, USA
Death
Marriage25 SEP 1932to Jonas W NATHANSON at Bronx, New York, New York, USA
MMendel TRAGHEIM
Birth1895Long Island City, New York, USA
Death28 JUL 1895Long Island City, New York, USA
FSophia TRAGHEIM
BirthABT 1892New York, New York, USA
Death
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Leo Theodore TRAGHEIM
Birth20 MAY 1900
Death12 JUN 1946Bronx, New York, New York, USA
Marriage11 MAY 1925to Alice Gertrude ABRAHAMS at Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
FatherTheodore M. TRAGHEIM
MotherLena
PARENT (F) Alice Gertrude ABRAHAMS
Birth
Death
Marriage11 MAY 1925to Leo Theodore TRAGHEIM at Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FFrances TRAGHEIM
BirthABT 1932Pennsylvannia
Death
Descendancy Chart
Leo Theodore TRAGHEIM b: 20 MAY 1900 d: 12 JUN 1946
Frances TRAGHEIM b: ABT 1932

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