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: 85)

  • Grinnell, W. Arthur
    Serial#: 3403
    Address: 67 Scribner
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Galon, Frank
    Serial#: 2559
    Address: 409 Fifth
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Grooters, John
    Serial#: 211
    Address: 1041 Woodrow
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Graczyk, Walenty
    Serial#: 3755
    Address: 1024 Dayton
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Gilman, Verne
    Serial#: 3396
    Address: Rear, 470 Earle
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Gorter, Thomas C
    Serial#: 580
    Address: 1410 Alpine
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Guitzen, Daniel W
    Serial#: 2195
    Address: 525 Lexington
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Goozen, Bernard
    Serial#: 1474
    Address: 844 Turner
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Glaude, Evert
    Serial#: 206
    Address: 1004 Leonard
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Gavinski, Stephen L
    Serial#: 564
    Address: 1035 McReynolds
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Griffin, Vernon E
    Serial#: 1064
    Address: 1226 Wieland Place
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Gilman, George
    Serial#: 3397
    Address: 74 Earle
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Godzisz, Joseph
    Serial#: 3746
    Address: 1059 Park
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Gumowski, John
    Serial#: 2204
    Address: 816 Third
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Gornisiewicz, Walter
    Serial#: 1794
    Address: 767 Sixth
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Grines, William F
    Serial#: 1066
    Address: 1212 Quarry
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Gabert, Walter
    Serial#: 2845
    Address: 637 Jackson
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Goudzwaard, Cornelius
    Serial#: 1058
    Address: 602 Leonard
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Gedris, William A
    Serial#: 1045
    Address: 1121 Hamilton
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Geska, William F
    Serial#: 49
    Address: 1512 Hamilton
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Gommesen, Ernest
    Serial#: 3141
    Address: 323 Sunrise
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Glowacki, Adam
    Serial#: 3744
    Address: 1114 Watson
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Grzechowisk, John P
    Serial#: 1798
    Address: 766 Sixth
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Grzeskowisk, Charles J
    Serial#: 1799
    Address: 837 Fourth
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Garvey, Joseph
    Serial#: 46
    Address: 1552 Broadway
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Grit, Albertas
    Serial#: 585
    Address: 1000 Jennette
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Ghysels, Charles H
    Serial#: 1465
    Address: 1058 Turned
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Gouzward, Marinus C
    Serial#: 1476
    Address: 1051 Front
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Geib, Henry W
    Serial#: 1464
    Address: 1034 Front
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Gedris, George
    Serial#: 566
    Address: 1121 Hamilton
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Gibson, William C
    Serial#: 2850
    Address: 347 Scribner
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Greenfield, Harry
    Serial#: 1059
    Address: 807 Broadway
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Grams, George C
    Serial#: 581
    Address: 730 Crosby
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Gleason, Raymond B
    Serial#: 1470
    Address: 854 Broadway
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Gray, Leon C
    Serial#: 3144
    Address: 254 McReynolds
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Golembiewski, John
    Serial#: 3749
    Address: 1046 Park
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Glass, Henry
    Serial#: 574
    Address: 1129 McReynolds
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Glaz, Karol
    Serial#: 2199
    Address: 126 Winter
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Grassmidt, Jacobas
    Serial#: 582
    Address: 1101 Widdicomb
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Gaca, Andrew
    Serial#: 3736
    Address: 960 Dayton
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Gebbens, Henry
    Serial#: 565
    Address: 1112 Fremont
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Gygax, Fred
    Serial#: 3147
    Address: 924 Bowery
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Gritter, Garrit
    Serial#: 56
    Address: 1825 Alpine
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Gelvich, Anthony
    Serial#: 1049
    Address: 446 Crosby
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Geles, 8/1/2006
    Serial#: 1048
    Address: 1034 Quarry
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Gogulski, Stanley
    Serial#: 1791
    Address: 653 Stocking
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Gilson, Charles N
    Serial#: 2563
    Address: 309 Second
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Griffin, Charles W
    Serial#: 1065
    Address: 1232 Wieland Place
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Greicaitis, Damionas
    Serial#: 54
    Address: 1309 Broadway
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Gaspar, Alexander
    Serial#: 1043
    Address: 1316 Elizabeth
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Gorman, Francis L
    Serial#: 3142
    Address: 1141 Sibley
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Giski, Bert
    Serial#: 1054
    Address: 902 Davis
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Gziwalski, Stanley
    Serial#: 3759
    Address: 362 Gunnison
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Goldbeck, Charles E
    Serial#: 52
    Address: 1980 Broadway
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Gunneson, Edward H
    Serial#: 3405
    Address: 163 Scribner
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Graverson, Gravers P
    Serial#: 1478
    Address: 903 Turner
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Grczeskowiak, Andrew
    Serial#: 2203
    Address: 440 Valley
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Gigowski, Ben
    Serial#: 3742
    Address: 1016 Pulawski
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Gudiskis , John
    Serial#: 1472
    Address: 1133 Front
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Garrison , Roy
    Serial#: 3738
    Address: 939 Dayton
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Gierochowski, Walter
    Serial#: 571
    Address: 900 Alpine
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Gelock, Anthony H
    Serial#: 567
    Address: 904 Crosby
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Grisby, Edwin
    Serial#: 2855
    Address: 748 Bridge
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Grose, Harry N
    Serial#: 3404
    Address: 36 Valley
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Gobert, Martin
    Serial#: 2565
    Address: 339 Bridge
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Glass, Jacob
    Serial#: 205
    Address: 1135 Courtney
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Gilman, Harold R
    Serial#: 1053
    Address: 1141 Muskegon
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Galbraith, William J
    Serial#: 2846
    Address: 308 Bridge
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Goethel, Louis E
    Serial#: 3139
    Address: 319 Straight
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Guldikauskas, Ygas
    Serial#: 1067
    Address: 1549 Hamilton
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Geib, Henry
    Serial#: 3740
    Address: 827 Watson
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Gilland, Glenn
    Serial#: 572
    Address: 1146 Fremont
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Gilman, Charles R
    Serial#: 2196
    Address: 1043 Bridge
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Gravelyn, Martin Jr
    Serial#: 1477
    Address: 1325 Front
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Grodzicki, Joseph
    Serial#: 3145
    Address: 854 Jackson
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Go'cz, John
    Serial#: 51
    Address: 1543 Seward
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Gardner, Fred E
    Serial#: 2848
    Address: 328 Bridge
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • George , Ellsworth M
    Serial#: 2194
    Address: 712 Second
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Groenleer, Andrew
    Serial#: 588
    Address: 1112 Widdicomb
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Glotkowski, Frank W
    Serial#: 3138
    Address: 215 Indiana
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Golombiewski, Joseph F
    Serial#: 2851
    Address: 600 Bridge
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Gorski, Carl
    Serial#: 2566
    Address: 455 Alabama
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Gibanckas, Egnas
    Serial#: 1051
    Address: 643 Leonard
    Draw: 13th Hundred
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  • Grawburg, Arthur M
    Serial#: 2853
    Address: 336 Scribner
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Gambsky, Frank L
    Serial#: 563
    Address: 857 Tamarack
    Draw: 13th Hundred
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