It appears we are related. I can take you back one more generation and tell you that Klaas' father was Hendrik Klaas Poel and he married Anje Abels. I know nothing more about them. I "met" someone on the internet named Stan Poel who also decended from Abel. Apparently he had a son named Melle who is Stan's grandfather. He seems to know quite a bit about the Poels who came to America. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
. He tells me that he gets his information from a narrative written by Henry Nicholas Beets, a decendent of Klaas Hendricks Poel through Klaas' son Abel and his daughter Clara. He may be worth contacting. Good Luck!