Joseph Kostecka Jr. 887
- Born: 18 Mar 1926, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 2,3,8
- Died: Jul 1986, Momence, Kankakee, IL at age 60 93
It's possible that this is the Joseph Kostecka that appeared in an article entitled, "Stranger Shoots 2 Boys in Quarrel Over $3," which appeared in the Southtown Economist on 2-27-1946.
This could have been the J.J. Kostecka who attended "Ma's" funeral (Elizabeth Bertha Bilek's). It was signed J.J. Kostecka & Son.
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, Apr 1922, 2822 Shields Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 891
• Residence, 2 Apr 1930, 341 W. 29th St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 3 Renting. Living here is Joseph, wife Margaret, sons Walter and Joseph and daughter Helen Ann. Also Cla? Wetzel.
• Education: James Ward School, 1939, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 8 Ward was/is at 2701 S. Shields Ave., Chicago.
• Education: Ward School, 1940, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 8
• Event: In the News, 27 Feb 1946. 60 "Stranger Shoots Two Boys in Quarrel Over $3
Two 17-year-old boys were wounded, one seriously, early Monday morning at 68th st. and Emerald ave. by an unidentified man. The shooting took place during a quarrel over $3.
The most seriously injured is Frank Rizzo, 5541 Carpenter st., wounded in both legs below the knees. The other injured youth is George Mangan, 5545 Wentworth ave., shot in the right thigh.
The boys, with six other friends, had been attending a dance at the Viking temple, 69th st. and Emerald ave. While at the dance, William Bergin, 5421 Princeton ave., discovered he had dropped $3 from his wallet. Young Mangan overheard an unidentified man say he had found the money and Mangan told Joseph Kostecka, Jr., 2822 Shields ave., and Bergin. Bergin asked the man for the money and the stranger gave it to him after at first refusing.
After the dance, which ended at midnight, the ... boys walked north on Emerald ave. Kostecka, unaware that Bergin had recoved his money, saw the man who had found the $3, walking with two girls and another man. Kostecka and Rizzo confronted the man and asked him about the money. The stranger told Kostecka to follow him around the corner. He did and there the man pulled out a gun and began firing. Kostecka ducked behind a tree, but Rizzo and Mangan were shot."
Joseph married Living