(See 95th birthday party page for 2004 photos of George at 95 as well.)
(See 100th birthday party page for 2009 photos of George at 100 as well.)
George Christel was born on December 4, 1909 in Neuhausen, Germany, near Bamberg. He came to the United States on the S.S. Resolute in 1926, sailing from Hamburg on September 7 and arriving in New York City ten days later. He married Anna Gerling in 1933, and together they raised Don, Norm, Eddie, Catherine, George and Carol in Buffalo, New York. Fast-forwarding to 1999, we the extended family of George Christel are proud to celebrate his 90th birthday with him, complete with German music and food contributing to the festive occasion. These pictures capture some of the family and friends who were there and the good times we shared.
This picture was taken in the dining room of George and Anna's home on Alma Avenue in Buffalo, New York.
George, Norm, Don, Anna, George, Eddie, Catherine and Carol
Same picture, higher resolution (328 KB)
The children at the party
The grandchildren at the party
Spouses and "significant others" of the grandchildren at the party
The great-grandchildren at the party
(Links to high-resolution versions of these extended family sets are at the end of this page.)
Don and Gerry
Norm with George
Cathy and Tony
Carol and Gene with their full family
Mark and Jason with George
Karen with George
Grandpa's table, going to his left...
To Grandpa's right...
The 90th birthday cake
Great restaurant, great music
Gifts at the head table
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The children at the party (983 KB)
The grandchildren at the party (1030 KB)
Spouses and "significant others" of the grandchildren at the party (926 KB)
The great-grandchildren at the party (715 KB)