In November 1660, he married Neeltie Croon. The marriage produced at least four children who established the Abeel family in Albany and its environs for generations to come.
Stoffel Janse was a carpenter/builder who was present at the initial distribution of houselots in 1652. He was called a "master carpenter" and is said to have supervised construction of the new Dutch church in 1656 and later served as a deacon.
In 1665, he returned to Holland to attend to family business. He returned to Albany later in the year.
In April 1667, the governor deeded him a a houselot along the Albany waterfront. He would own other Albany properties as well.
In 1679, his name was absent from a census of Albany householders.
Sources: The life of Christopher Abeel is CAP biography number 112. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Traditional sources are available online. Much conflicting information has been encountered regarding the life of this pioneer settler.
first posted: 7/10/05; revised 2/5/10