Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 21 June 1937:
"New Holstein - The first white child born in New Holstein, Mrs. Claus D. Jens, aged 85, passed away Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home after an illness of two weeks' duration.
She was born January 12, 1852, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Griem, pioneer settlers of this city and her life was typical of the hardship through which those settlers came. Her father was one of eight German students who came to the village in 1948 and decided to settle there because the stream nearby offered them a water supply. Mr. Griem returned to Germany in 1850 and arrived in New Holstein again in 1851 with his bride.
Mrs. Jens and her husband were married in the garden of the Griem homestead by Pastor Pinkert of the Reformed church on 2 June 1870. Mr. Jens was a Civil war veteran and passed away May 20, 1919. Survivors of Mrs. Jens include Mrs. Fannie K. Smith of Chicago, Max Jens of New Holstein, Mrs. Alfred Hilton of Minneapolis, Thomas J. Jens of Fremont, Neb., Albert A. Jens of St. Paul, Minn., Roland Jens of Moline, Ill., and Miss Ella Jens at home. Other survivors are twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and four brothers, James Griem of Dousman, William Griem of Chilton, Ernst Griem of Milwaukee, and John Griem of New Holstein."
Erbe-Hoffman funeral home in New Holstein; interment in the New Holstein city cemetery.
(Transcriber has no relation to the family.)