Baptised on the day mentioned as birthday. He was father of painters Reinier Craeijvanger and Gijsbertus Craeijvanger, and of composer, singer, violinist, guitarist Carel Arnoldus Craeijvanger (K.A. Craeyvanger, 1817-1868). He is mentioned in music guides of Henri Viotta (1881), Letzer (1913) and Kruseman (1949 as Karel Anton). Edouard Grégoir used a translated text from that books.