Christopher Monk was born about 1768. We seek information on his origins and path to Albany. Allowing for variable spellings, perhaps this individual had German or New England (where a number of generations featured that name) roots.
By 1810, he was married to Christiana Flagg of Schenectady and raising a family that included seven children in an Albany household. A year later, he was identified as a member of the First Lutheran Church.
From 1813 until his death, he was listed in city directories at various Albany locations. Most of the time, he was identified as a cartman. For several years, he lived on Pine Street and upper Maiden Lane. In 1820, his address on the "Southside" was given as "corner of Green and Hamilton."
Christopher Monk died in September 1825 at the age of fifty-seven. He was characterized as "a very worthy citizen" and was buried from the Albany Lutheran Ebenezer Church. His widow lived on Pine Street for several years. His daughter Sarah became the second wife of architect Philip Hooker in 1814.
first posted: 7/20/03; last revised 5/31/12