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: 35)

  • Jajhowski, Antony
    Serial#: 1095
    Address: 937 Muskegon
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Jansma, Richard
    Serial#: 622
    Address: 903 Fremont
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Jonker, Dick
    Serial#: 240
    Address: 1055 Tamarack
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Jostrzenski, Stanley
    Serial#: 3795
    Address: 1214 Park
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Johnson, Carl H
    Serial#: 2244
    Address: 1055 Bridge
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Jenkins, Edward D
    Serial#: 1504
    Address: 1446 Turner
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Jedrzejczrak, Andrew
    Serial#: 3796
    Address: 1015 Dayton
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Jasinski, Francis X
    Serial#: 3162
    Address: 923 Bowery
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Johnson, Albert E
    Serial#: 2879
    Address: 300 Bridge
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Jankowski, Frank S
    Serial#: 620
    Address: 839 McReynolds
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Jannausch, Alfred F
    Serial#: 1824
    Address: 724 Stocking
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Janczi, Joseph
    Serial#: 1823
    Address: 618 Dewey
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Jelinek, Joseph D
    Serial#: 2592
    Address: 143 Lexington
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Joseph, Sam
    Serial#: 2883
    Address: 109 Front
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Jenkins, Roy W
    Serial#: 3426
    Address: 25 National
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Jelsema, John
    Serial#: 623
    Address: 1108 Tamarack
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Johnston, Glenn
    Serial#: 624
    Address: 965 Fremont
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Jablowski, Peter
    Serial#: 617
    Address: 845 McReynolds
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Jaeger, August J
    Serial#: 2590
    Address: 307 Sixth
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Jetts, John
    Serial#: 2593
    Address: 507 Third
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Jones, C Win Jr
    Serial#: 3430
    Address: 34 Lexington
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Janes, John H
    Serial#: 2591
    Address: 415 Sixth
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Jacobusen, Louis
    Serial#: 1083
    Address: 1121 Broadway
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Jonker, Nicholas
    Serial#: 241
    Address: 1055 Tamarack
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Justice, Frank E
    Serial#: 1097
    Address: 452 Leonard
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Jones, John P
    Serial#: 3428
    Address: 34 Lexington
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Jones , John L
    Serial#: 3429
    Address: 108 National
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Jaskulski, Ignatious F
    Serial#: 1091
    Address: 9-- Davis
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Jelsma, William
    Serial#: 237
    Address: 1362 Leonard
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Jelsma, Dick
    Serial#: 236
    Address: 1362 Leonard
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Jordan, Ross A
    Serial#: 1507
    Address: 905 Front
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Janda, Alois
    Serial#: 619
    Address: 844 Fourth
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Jones , Earl
    Serial#: 1830
    Address: 752 Seventh
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Johnson , John E
    Serial#: 3427
    Address: 627 Lettlier
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Jones, Richard C
    Serial#: 3431
    Address: 617 Fulton
    Draw: 15th Hundred
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