Conrad Krening Scrapbooks, 1947-1985  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Krening, Conrad, 1902-2001
Conrad Krening Scrapbooks
1947-1985 (inclusive)
2.0 volumes, (1 oversize flat box)
Collection Number
The scrapbooks contain obituaries and other similar materials about Volga German families and collected by Conrad Krening.
Concordia University
Northwest District (LCMS) Archives
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR
Telephone: 503-280-8507
Access Restrictions

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Conrad "Cooney" Krening (1902-2001) was born in Frank, Russia. He immigrated to the United States via Texas in 1925 and lived for a short time in Fort Morgan, Colorado before coming to Portland, Oregon. He married Amelia Schmer in 1926 and they had 5 children, of which two died at birth. He worked first at Doernbecker Furniture until he purchased and operated a garbage route in Portland. After his wife's death in 1963, Conrad and his sister, Martha Schafer, developed a hobby of collecting obituaries, funeral cards, death notices, and similar materials sent to them from Colorado by family, as well as cut out from The Oregonian newspaper in Portland and other regional newspapers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The scrapbooks contain obituaries, funeral cards, death notices, photos, newspaper clippings, and similar materials about persons of Volga German heritage who immigrated to Colorado and Oregon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to use this collection should include the following information:

[Item] . Conrad Krening Scrapbooks. CVGS 07. Archives, Center for Volga German Studies, Portland, OR.

Restrictions on Use

The Center for Volga German Studies is the owner of the materials in the Conrad Krening Scrapbooks Collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Center for Volga German Studies before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Obituaries
  • Russian Germans
  • Volga Germans
  • Geographical Names :
  • Portland
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Krening, Conrad, 1902-2001