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Conrad Krening Scrapbooks

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: CVGS 04

Scope and Contents

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


  • 1952 - 1999


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical Note

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, Marth 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.


2 Volumes (1 oversize flat box)


The scrapbooks contain obituaries and other similar materials about Volga German families and collected by Conrad Krening.

Guide to the Conrad Krening Scrapbooks An Inventory at the Center for Volga German Studies Archives
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Finding Aid is written in English.
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Volga German Studies At Concordia University Archives Repository

Portland Oregon 97211-6099 USA