Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Conrad, Frowin
CONRAD, Frowin, b. in Auro, Switzerland, 2 Nov., 1833. He entered the order of St. Benedict, and was ordained in 1856. Having received directions to found a monastery of his order in the United States in 1873, he embarked for this country and founded the Benedictine monastery of New Engleberg, at Conception, Mo., which was erected into an abbey in 1881. In 1885 Father Conrad was chosen as its first abbot.