OH - Julius 'Bud' Naegelen, 32, Middletown, 16 Aug 1932

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  1. PFF

    PFF New Member

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    Julius Raymond "Bud" Naegelen of Middletown , Butler County Ohio, a former World War I navy man and a manchinst age 32 was accused of shooting and killing his wife Lillian August 16,1932. Never found-he may have drowned while crossing a river altough there were reports of alleged sightings in 1934 and 1938. His profile appeared in "True Detecticve Mysteries" May 1932 and August of 1935. In June 2007 the outstanding arrest warrent was dropped after 75 years. A real old "cold case"!!
     
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  3. meggilyweggily

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    Well, seeing as how he would have been 107 I can understand why they didn't feel the need to chase him anymore.
     
  4. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Here is a link that gives the same info as PFF posted in the OP.

    http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/oh/story/news/local/2007/06/23/hjn062307warrantdrop.html
    Saturday, June 23, 2007

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    Old mysteries like this intrigue me very much. I would love to know what happened to him, where he went to, etc.

    FWIW, I had a Great Grandfather that disappeared and was declared legally dead after 7 yrs. Surprisingly, I was able to find what happened to him back in 1997. He hadn't died, but started his life over in another state with another woman.
     
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    This case will be 80 years old in August...
     
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    A recent article gives a very good and complete summary of this case, starting on p14; it includes lots of info on the Naegelen family, the shooting and events leading up to it, and the witnesses.

    http://www.madisontownshiponline.com/MT newsletter Spring 2015 web.pdf

    Interestingly both the above article and previous reports seem to have the age wrong for Julius. The above report gives DoB as 1899, and previous reports suggest 1899/1900 based on age 32 at the time of the shooting. However, Ancestry has his military service record which says he was born 21 July 1897 in Newport, Kentucky, making him 34/35 at the time. Also looking at records for this area of Ohio, the spelling of Naegelen seems to vary almost randomly with one or two 'l's.

    However, this case still looks dead.
     
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    I live in Middletown, Ohio. I have never heard of this case. I wonder if there are any family members still in the area; Julius and Lillian had a son, David. I'm going to do some more digging around.

    I found some news articles and a census. It seems like Julius may have had a bit of a violent streak before the murder; a Julius S Naegelen beat up a man over a traffic incident in 1925. Julius would have been in his late 20s at that time. Lillian also charged him with neglect and claimed he abused her in 1931, and she petitioned for divorce in 1932, a petition that he appealed.

    Lillian is buried at the local cemetery. She shares a headstone with a woman named Emma. The surname on the headstone is Naegelen Johnson, so I'm not sure if Emma's name was Naegelen Johnson or just Johnson. Her dates are 1875-1967, so she was older than Lillian. The cemetery doesn't have the nice online interment records that some of the bigger cemeteries have, but I am going to do more research about Emma, too.

    View attachment Lillian Nalgelen Census.pdf
    View attachment Hamilton_Evening_Journal_9_15_25.pdf
    View attachment Hamilton_Journal_News_9_8_31.pdf
    View attachment Hamilton_Evening_Journal_10_17_31.pdf
    View attachment Hamilton_Evening_Journal_6_7_32.pdf
     
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    That UID isn't in NamUs yet...maybe someone could add it?

    Who knows, maybe it'll match!
     

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