Sebastian Croll

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For the Director-General of New Netherland from 1632-3 also known as Sebastian Crull, see Sebastiaen Jansen Krol.

Sebastian Croll (pronounced /krɔl/ in Dutch, later as "Crull"[1]) is believed to have introduced the Cruller to the New World. It was subsequently named in his honor.[2]

In 1617, he was the first commissary of Fort Orange,[3] built on the site of the present-day city of Albany, New York.

He was also an elder in the "Church in the Fort," which was founded by the Rev. Jonas Michaelius in 1628.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bradbury, Mrs. Anna R. (1909). "The Dutch Occupation". History of the city of Hudson, New York : with biographical sketches of Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton. Hudson, N.Y.: Record Print. and Pub. Co. p. 7. ... Sebastian Croll (pronounced Crull) was placed in command. He is the traditional inventor of the cruller ... 
  2. ^ Ripley, Robert (1971). Ripley's Believe It or Not! 16th Series. Pocket Books. ISBN 9780671800727. 
  3. ^ Munsell, Joel (1854). The annals of Albany, volume 5. p. 98. Fort Orange was erected in 1617, and a person by the name of Sebastian Croll was the first commissary at the fort.