John J Rupel was born in Virginia, Sept. 16, 1818, the son of John and Elizabeth Rupel, who came to Elkhart
county in 1832. Dec. 27, 1849, he married Lydia Chord, daughter of Jacob and Susanna Chord, both of whom were natives
of Montgomery county, Ohio They settled in this county in 1831. Mrs. R. was born Jan. 11, 1827. They have 3 children,
namely: Mary A., born March 3, 1851, married Jacob Wolverton and lives in South Bend; Nora M., born Nov. 18, 1853,
married Arthur Invy, of South Bend; and Chord S., born Feb. 18, 1858, is married and living at home. Mr. Rupel
worked at carpentering when young, but has been a farmer for the last 30 years. He left Elkhart county in 1839,
and settled on his present farm in 1851. He owns 335 acres in this tp. He also has a fine residence in South Bend.
When Mr. Bupel came to this farm there was but little improvement on the place, but by hard work and careful management
lie has made it one of the finest farms in the county. Mr. and Mrs. Rupel are members of the Advent Church. P.
0., South Bend.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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