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Christoffel Yates (1737 - 1785)

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Colonel Christoffel Yates
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Died in Schenectady, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jan 2015
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Categories: New Netherland Descendants 1674-1776 | New Netherland Main Profile | Civil Service, American Revolution | Schenectady, New York | Wounded in Action, United States of America, American Revolution | 2nd New York Regiment, Continental Army, American Revolution.

Christoffel Yates was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Colonel Christoffel Yates served in the 2nd New York Regiment during the American Revolution
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Christoffel or Christopher was the oldest son of Joseph Yates and Eva (Fonda) Yates. He was born 8 July 1737. He is commonly called Colonel Stoeffel.[1]

He married Jannetje Bradt, daughter of Andreas Bradt, on 16 October 1761.[2]

He was a surveyor by profession. He served as a captain under Sir William Johnson, and was wounded. He was lieutenant-colonel of Second Regiment of New York under Colonel Abraham Wemple; detached as assistant deputy quartermaster-general under Phillip Schuyler, and as a member of his staff retired with him at Saratoga when Gates took command. He was a member of the Provincial Congress of the Committee of Public Safety and of the first Board of Regents. [3]

He died in 1785.[4] He made his will in 1785 and it was proved on 14 November 1785.[5]


Children of Christoffel Yates and Janetje Bradt included:[6]

  1. Elizabeth, born 7 May 1763, married Jellis A. Fonda.
  2. Eva, born 13 January 1764, married William Johnson Butler of Niagara.
  3. Helena, born 16 November 1766, married Colonel McDonald, an officer of the British army stationed in Canada.
  4. Joseph, born 9 November 1768.
  5. Henry, born 7 October 1770.
  6. Andrew, born 17 January 1773
  7. Anna, born 12 March 1773, died 17 April 1850; never married.
  8. John B., born 1 February 1784.


  1. Yates, page 272
  2. Yates, page 272
  3. Yates, page 272-273
  4. Yates, page 273
  5. Pearson, page 300.
  6. Yates, pages 273-276
  • Pearson, Jonathan. Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  • Yates, Austin A. Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century. New York: New York History Co., 1902. pp. 270-277. Republished online by Schenectady County Public Library. Also available at

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On 22 Oct 2016 at 18:20 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

It's over a year since I posted the previous message about this profile, and nothing has changed. Since Yates-597 represents the Christoffel Yates born in 1684, I have not found evidence that Robert Yates and Jannetje Van Ness had a son named Christoffel, and there are no children attached to this profile, I am repurposing this profile to represent a different Christoffel Yates who currently has no profile here.

On 17 Sep 2015 at 23:45 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Based on dates, this Yates-2285 profile is a duplicate of Yates-597.

The parents attached to Yates-2285, Robert Yates and Jannetje Van Ness, lived in a later century. Did they also have a son Christoffel? If so, correct the dates on this profile to fit him. If not, please disconnect the parents and merge this with Yates-597.

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