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Christian Sorensen (1892 - 1916)

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Christian Sorensen
1892 - 1916
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c. 1892
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August 12, 1916
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Christian Sorensen was born c. 1892. He died on August 12, 1916 at 24 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Christian Sorensen passed away on August 12, 1916 at 24 years old. He was buried in '497' Sunken Road Cemetery, 46th Bn.. He was born c. 1892. We are unaware of information about Christian's immediate family.
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In 1892, in the year that Christian Sorensen was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1900, Christian was just 8 years old when the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1916, in the year of Christian Sorensen's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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