Joos Frans marries Françoise Josine Vandersmissen, herself the daughter of a brewer. They settle at 'Hof ter Kwade Wegen'. During this first year of operations, 360 barrels of beer are brewed. The brewing facilities consist of two vats, a mixing tray and two cooling trays.
Together, Joos Frans and Françoise Josine have eleven children, three of whom die in infancy, two of whom become priests and three of whom remain unmarried.