About Aurelia Plath (Schober)
Aurelia Schober worked as a librarian and typist at Boston University where she met Otto Plath. Along with being salutatorian of her high school class, she was valedictorian of her college class and taught English and German at Brookline High School as she studied for her M.A. degree .
Like Otto she broke from her religion of Catholicism, finding in it a “controlling and repressive ideology.” Otto Plath, a protestant and married, began to see Aurelia socially in 1930.
They shared their interest of languages, science and made plans to work on academic projects together. In the winter of 1931, Aurelia’s mother drove Otto and Aurelia to Reno, Nevada so that Otto could divorce his wife and then they traveled on to Carson City to be married.