First Draft Army (WWI Draft)
Grand Rapids
, MI

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Click on the image for a larger view. WARNING: The image is approximately 2.5MB.The following database was compiled from a copy of the Grand Rapids Press of Grand Rapids Michigan on July 20 and July 21, 1917. Grand Rapids was responsible for supplying 204 soldiers by draft to fill its army quota of 1445 men. This number was relatively small as 1241 local boys had already enlisted. Each ward was responsible for supplying approximately 1/3 of the 204 soldiers. "It is sure therefore that all these named among the 1st hundred drawn are drafted and must go to war unless exempted later on. The expected exemption will render considerably more than the first hundred from this ward liable to service in the first draft army.

The names are given in the order in which the serial numbers were drawn. The 1st ward embraces all of the west side of Grand Rapids from the river to the western limits."

The order of the draws are listed as "1st Hundred, 2nd Hundred, 3rd Hundred, etc." In some cases, not all the draws have exactly 100 people as there were some duplications removed. However, the order listed in this database is the order in which the serial# of the draftee was drawn in each set and thus not in alphabetical order. To find a surname of interest, click on the letter of the first letter of the surname. You can return to the original listing by clicking on the link "Original View".

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NOTE: These listings are for the 1st Ward only.



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Original View
(Total Number of Records in Database: 174)

  • Bondziunas, Tony
    Serial#: 458
    Address: 1040 McReynolds
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Balcerzak, Thaddins C
    Serial#: 957
    Address: 1302 Broadway
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Brandenburg, Freeman R
    Serial#: 2504
    Address: 347 Scribner
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Bensinger, Justun E
    Serial#: 2787
    Address: 408 Allen
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Borak, Frank
    Serial#: 1744
    Address: 625 McReynolds
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Bednard, Joseph
    Serial#: 436
    Address: 844 Alpine
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Beel, Horace J
    Serial#: 3637
    Address: 26 Straight
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Bukowski, Adam
    Serial#: 2516
    Address: 461 Alabama
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Burns, Patrick
    Serial#: 3344
    Address: 656 Veto
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Butkowskij, Philip
    Serial#: 1752
    Address: 651 Sixth
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Buyens, Frank J
    Serial#: 3091
    Address: 343 Marian
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Bobey, Steven
    Serial#: 2789
    Address: 607 Jackson
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Bilkowski, Paul
    Serial#: 2494
    Address: 746 Broadway
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Bagevski, Joseph
    Serial#: 2109
    Address: 573 Stocking
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Bowens, Cornelius Jr
    Serial#: 3650
    Address: 343 Straight
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Brown, James G
    Serial#: 3082
    Address: 1035 Chatham
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Bradford, Leo
    Serial#: 2502
    Address: 437 First
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Bush, John
    Serial#: 989
    Address: 511 Crosby
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Bulkowski, Walter
    Serial#: 1748
    Address: 651 Fifth
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Bechtold, Jack F
    Serial#: 1730
    Address: 1174 Fourth
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Borowski, Stanley C
    Serial#: 2791
    Address: 240 Lexington
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Berles, Carl W
    Serial#: 3640
    Address: 153 Straight
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Bellgraph, Joseph
    Serial#: 3638
    Address: 1012 Pulawski
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Boersma, John
    Serial#: 1406
    Address: 1339 Turner
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Bielauski, Jozef
    Serial#: 3331
    Address: 808 Veto
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Bursta, Frank
    Serial#: 476
    Address: 836 Crosby
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Baas, Leonard
    Serial#: 155
    Address: 1349 Garfield
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Berles, Albert
    Serial#: 1732
    Address: 624 Lane
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Buffin, Ernest
    Serial#: 3660
    Address: 109 National
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Bergers, Martin
    Serial#: 1398
    Address: 1232 Scribner
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Bednauk, Felix A
    Serial#: 437
    Address: 1047 McReynolds
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Bobbin, Lewis
    Serial#: 974
    Address: 1418 Quarry
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Brechting, Alfred P
    Serial#: 2509
    Address: 408 First
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Bounett, John
    Serial#: 2501
    Address: 351 Bridge
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Bratt, George C
    Serial#: 3080
    Address: 828 Bridge
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Baxter, Harlow H
    Serial#: 2121
    Address: 618 Second
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Balk, Lawrence
    Serial#: 433
    Address: 871 Crosby
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Bradfield, Samuel L
    Serial#: 1414
    Address: 855 Front
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Brogger, Lawrence C
    Serial#: 2513
    Address: 425 Turner
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Bigsby, Claude
    Serial#: 10
    Address: 1646 Hamilton
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Bukowski, Joseph
    Serial#: 2139
    Address: 618 Dewey
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Bonde, Ernest
    Serial#: 19
    Address: 1710 Elizabeth
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Barnes, John
    Serial#: 2783
    Address: 244 Straight
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Braun, Christian J
    Serial#: 470
    Address: 824 Ninth
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Bieszka , Chas J
    Serial#: 1735
    Address: 1128 Cora
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Bush, Joseph
    Serial#: 3090
    Address: 742 Sibley
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Bechtold, Emil L
    Serial#: 1729
    Address: 1174 Fourth
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Balcerzak, Leonard
    Serial#: 430
    Address: 841 Davis
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Banaszak, Stanley J
    Serial#: 1723
    Address: 655 Davis
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Bruemmer, Albert F
    Serial#: 3341
    Address: 731 Earle
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Berger, William G
    Serial#: 2122
    Address: 429 Caldwell
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Barendse, Hugo
    Serial#: 432
    Address: 837 Crosby
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Buwalda, Jacob
    Serial#: 477
    Address: 1112 Tamarack
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Bagdonas, Anthony
    Serial#: 965
    Address: 1011 Hamilton
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Bolger, William J
    Serial#: 18
    Address: 1551 Broadway
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Bloom, Edward
    Serial#: 168
    Address: 1116 Atlantic
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Baciocha, Vincent
    Serial#: 2106
    Address: 555 Seward
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Bowakowski, Michael M
    Serial#: 2319
    Address: 820 Third
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Baar, Frank C
    Serial#: 424
    Address: 1354 Alpine
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Burton, Sherman L
    Serial#: 2144
    Address: 913 Bridge
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Bennett, Harold C
    Serial#: 1395
    Address: 1028 Scribner
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Baczwowski, Albert A
    Serial#: 3629
    Address: 228 Lane
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Butler, George M
    Serial#: 3662
    Address: 940 Fulton
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Bulkowski, Joseph
    Serial#: 1419
    Address: 1015 Front
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Burke, John D
    Serial#: 3085
    Address: 966 Bridge
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Bloink, Edward
    Serial#: 2497
    Address: 312 Fourth
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Biliecki, Boleslaw
    Serial#: 972
    Address: 1008 Muskegon
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Balewiski, John F
    Serial#: 2111
    Address: 742 Second
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Braunschneider, Rudolph J
    Serial#: 2506
    Address: 544 Broadway
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Branza, Antonia
    Serial#: 983
    Address: 1129 Hamilton
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Batails, Frank
    Serial#: 8
    Address: 1533 Hamilton
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Batog, Walter
    Serial#: 3634
    Address: 1123 Watson
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Bergers, Cornelius
    Serial#: 966
    Address: 1241 Hamilton
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Bressin, Louis J
    Serial#: 2793
    Address: 343 Gold
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Bolger, Stephen J
    Serial#: 17
    Address: 1551 Broadway
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Bunczkowski, Stanley C
    Serial#: 3663
    Address: 228 Lane
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Baronette, Julius
    Serial#: 2485
    Address: 708 Scribner
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Bergsma, Gerritt
    Serial#: 442
    Address: 881 Crosby
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Baciochowski, Victor
    Serial#: 2107
    Address: 555 Seward
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Burns, Joseph A
    Serial#: 3665
    Address: 130 Straight
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Beute, James
    Serial#: 164
    Address: 943 Tamarack
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Berghuis, William J
    Serial#: 2124
    Address: 1000 Second
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Bursley, Earl
    Serial#: 2143
    Address: 528 Valley
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Baura, Martin
    Serial#: 964
    Address: 1214 Hamilton
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Baker, Henry C
    Serial#: 3073
    Address: 811 Jackson
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Bosowski, John
    Serial#: 2131
    Address: 537 Stocking
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Brown, Joseph
    Serial#: 2136
    Address: 534 Stocking
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Bostwick, Karl E
    Serial#: 2132
    Address: 834 First
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Brooks, Henry Jr
    Serial#: 1415
    Address: 1146 Broadway
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Borek, Adam
    Serial#: 3646
    Address: 327 Gretton
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Boyer, Charles
    Serial#: 982
    Address: 447 Seventh
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Balnius, Felix
    Serial#: 958
    Address: 1072 Elizabeth
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Barrand, 8/1/2006
    Serial#: 2486
    Address: 730 Broadway
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Bockhiem, George
    Serial#: 15
    Address: 1621 Hamilton
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Berber, Albert
    Serial#: 2491
    Address: 518 Alabama
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Brown, Arthur J
    Serial#: 3340
    Address: 826 California
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Bork, Paul
    Serial#: 3079
    Address: 823 Sibley
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Beroth, Leon A
    Serial#: 1401
    Address: 308 Eleventh
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Bowza, Frank
    Serial#: 979
    Address: 1062 Elizabeth
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Bodnar, Antony
    Serial#: 452
    Address: 939 Lincoln
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Baronaitis, Anthony
    Serial#: 963
    Address: 1147 Hamilton
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Bolthouse, Allen L
    Serial#: 1409
    Address: 1311 Turner
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Brown, James L
    Serial#: 2135
    Address: 517 Garfield
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Begthell, Peter
    Serial#: 438
    Address: 1121 Widdicomb
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Brautigam, Leo
    Serial#: 2508
    Address: 670 Scribner
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Buck, Edwin
    Serial#: 3084
    Address: 200 Marion
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Bergers, Jacob
    Serial#: 441
    Address: 1252 Widdicomb
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Brehl, Leo J
    Serial#: 1740
    Address: 869 Third
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Bartoisicewicz, John P
    Serial#: 1727
    Address: 917 Springfield
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Burns, Joe
    Serial#: 23
    Address: 1523 Broadway
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Barszozewski, John
    Serial#: 2117
    Address: 618 Third
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Bowza, Mike
    Serial#: 981
    Address: 1345 Hamilton
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Bristol, Charles M
    Serial#: 3337
    Address: 108 Lexington
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Berggren, Oscar W
    Serial#: 2123
    Address: 564 Pettibone
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Bauer, John
    Serial#: 2119
    Address: 920 Third
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Bender, Guy
    Serial#: 2489
    Address: 441 Fifth
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Beurkens, William
    Serial#: 444
    Address: 1146 Tamarack
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Bublas, John
    Serial#: 3342
    Address: 603 Fulton
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Brown, Harry
    Serial#: 2794
    Address: 316 Bridge
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Bilkert, Peter E
    Serial#: 447
    Address: 1147 Jennette
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Bronkema, Ralph
    Serial#: 1417
    Address: 1118 Turner
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Bochnak, Karol
    Serial#: 2790
    Address: 211 Seward
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Bauer, Frederick
    Serial#: 1728
    Address: 920 Third
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Burkhardt, Willard
    Serial#: 3087
    Address: 1120 Jackson
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Buczkowski, John
    Serial#: 1747
    Address: 616 Fourth
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Butrim, Joseph
    Serial#: 2519
    Address: 548 Alabama
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Bogardus, Harold J
    Serial#: 2128
    Address: 852 Third
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Baranauskas, John
    Serial#: 961
    Address: 1102 Elizabeth
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Brewer, Arthur P F
    Serial#: 2792
    Address: 206 Mount Vernon
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Beiboer, Taake
    Serial#: 440
    Address: 1131 Fremont
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Bohlen, George F
    Serial#: 1407
    Address: 933 Turner
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Bartoha, Lawrence
    Serial#: 2118
    Address: 548 Lexington
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Bigelow, Louis C
    Serial#: 3334
    Address: 117 Lexington
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Boon, John
    Serial#: 1411
    Address: 1108 Turner
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Bouwman, William M
    Serial#: 1413
    Address: 1256 Scribner
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Budzon, Joseph T
    Serial#: 2795
    Address: 45 Seward
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Brown, Paul K
    Serial#: 3083
    Address: 934 Bridge
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Bergmans, Harm
    Serial#: 158
    Address: 1019 Arianna
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Bacochowski, William
    Serial#: 2108
    Address: 555 Seward
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Buchowicz , Raymond
    Serial#: 2137
    Address: 734 Third
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Banatis, John
    Serial#: 1387
    Address: 1344 Scribner
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Bradley, Charles J
    Serial#: 2503
    Address: 303 Bridge
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Beardsley, Roy
    Serial#: 1393
    Address: 1025 Scribner
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Brecken, Earl C
    Serial#: 985
    Address: 1019 Broadway
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Burakowski, Albert F
    Serial#: 2517
    Address: 137 Seward
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Bowkus, John A
    Serial#: 978
    Address: 1312 Hamilton
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Bolthouse, Martin
    Serial#: 456
    Address: 856 Eleventh
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Bielecki, Frank
    Serial#: 970
    Address: 1008 Muskegon
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Bauen, Carlo C
    Serial#: 1391
    Address: 1124 Broadway
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Beukema, John
    Serial#: 968
    Address: 1336 Davis
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Bienick, Maciey
    Serial#: 3077
    Address: 603 Shawmut
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Berdnarz, John
    Serial#: 3639
    Address: 813 Butterworth
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Bosch, John
    Serial#: 465
    Address: 1124 McReynolds
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Barrett, William K
    Serial#: 2116
    Address: 1005 Second
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Batts, Howard
    Serial#: 435
    Address: 1256 Alpine
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Borchers, Peter
    Serial#: 460
    Address: 1145 McReynolds
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Blazaytie, John
    Serial#: 11
    Address: 1556 Quarry
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Burton, William R
    Serial#: 2145
    Address: 915 Bridge
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Badgerou, Charles A
    Serial#: 427
    Address: 1100 Alpine
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Birkwitz, Abraham
    Serial#: 2495
    Address: 447 Bridge
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Blink, Jake
    Serial#: 450
    Address: 852 W Leonard
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Ballast, John
    Serial#: 157
    Address: 1029 Courtney
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Bryk, Joseph
    Serial#: 3658
    Address: 914 Dayton
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Bartus, Joseph
    Serial#: 1390
    Address: 1418 Front
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Broska, John J
    Serial#: 1745
    Address: 713 Fifth
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Buitendyk, Tony
    Serial#: 2796
    Address: 336 Scribner
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Baker, Frank
    Serial#: 156
    Address: 1023 Twelfth
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Breas, Jacob
    Serial#: 3653
    Address: 110 Delony
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Brehl, Arthur J
    Serial#: 3654
    Address: 342 Hogadone
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Burns, Charles M
    Serial#: 3088
    Address: 1253 Sibley
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Burkhardt, Edgar L K
    Serial#: 3086
    Address: 1126 Jackson
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Banaszak, Anthony F
    Serial#: 1722
    Address: 655 Davis
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Borgman, Richard
    Serial#: 169
    Address: 925 Tamarack
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Beperstis, Joseph
    Serial#: 1397
    Address: 1233 Front
    Draw: 18th Hundred
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