He married Albany native Catalina Winne in July 1706. The following spring, the first of their ten children was baptized in the Albany Dutch Church where both parents were members and frequent baptism sponsors.
This Yates family set up their modest home in the second ward near Foxes Creek. Like his father, Christoffel was a blacksmith. In 1715, he was identified as a private in an Albany militia company. During the 1710s and 20s, he also served as a second ward firemaster and as high constable for the city in 1715.
Christoffel Yates died in 1754 at age sixty-nine. He was buried in the Dutch church cemetery on February 26.
first posted: 7/15/01