A biography of Karel Coufal is found in the link below (1963 Diamond Jubilee publication). Says he was born in Moravia 1839, died 1926, married Mary Zack, had 7 children: Charley b 1868 in Czechoslovakia (m Teresa Stava) Frances b 1870 in Moravia (married Robert Sabata) Leopold b 1873 (m Anna Hajek) Mary b 1875 (m Frank Krenk) Anton b 1875 ( m Carrie Mekolish) John b 1878 (m Mary Mazanek) Joseph (m Rosie Chmelka)
- Karel and Mary lived with Joseph when they were old.
1940 Bruno, Butler, Nebraska Terezie Coufal 65 b abt 1875 Nebraska; widowed (Charley’s wife) Residence in 1935: same house
1940 Dwight, Butler, Nebraska Frances Sobata [corrected to Sabata] 70 born abt 1870 in Czechoslavakia, widowed
1940 Bruno, Butler, Nebraska Leopold A Ceafal [transcription is corrected to Coufal] age 65b abt 1875 Nebraska Annie Coufal 64 b abt 1876 Nebraska Residence in 1935: Rural Butler County, Nebraska
I don’t see Mary Coufal Krenk in 1940; there’s a Frank Krenk married to a Mary of a different age in 1940 in Seward, Nebraska - could be a census error and be the right Mary I suppose.
1940 Stewart, York, Nebraska A. C. Coufal 63, b abt 1877 in Nebraska [ = Anton Coufal] Carrie Coufal, 59 Residence in 1935: Same house
1940 Skull Creek, Butler, Nebraska John F Coufal 62 b abt 1878 in Nebraska Mary Coufal 62 Ernest Coufal 22 Residence in 1935: Same house
1940 Census Bruno, Butler, Nebraska Joseph L Coufal 59 b abt 1881 in Nebraska Rose A Coufal 60 b abt 1880 in Nebraska Mary Coufal 92, mother, widowed b abt 1848 in Czechoslovakia. Has first papers for citizenship. Residence in 1935: Same house for all of them.