Biography of Elsa E. Koupal
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Elsa E. Koupal, who is librarian in the Marvin Memorial Library at Shelby, is widely known throughout Richland County. She was born at Crown Point, Ind., the daughter of Jacob and Anna Koupal.

Jacob Koupal is a native of Chicago, Ill., as is his wife. For a number of years he engaged in the bakery business in that city and later removed to Crown Point, Ind., where he operated a fruit farm. He now lives retired. The family residence is located at 262 Pettibone Avenue, Crown Point, Ind. To Mr. and Mrs. Koupal were born five children: Agnes R., lives at Lake Forest, Ill.; Robert J., lives at Chicago; Walter G., lives at Tarentum, Pa.; Helen M., lives at West Chicago; and Elsa E., the subject of this sketch.

After her graduation from Crown Point High School in 1917, Elsa E. Koupal entered the University of Illinois, from which she received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1922. She began her career as a high school librarian at Woodstock, Ill., and in 1925 became librarian in the Marvin Memorial Library at Shelby, Ohio.

Miss Koupal is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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