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: 72)

  • Levin, Sam
    Serial#: 2624
    Address: 763 Front
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Lukaitis, John
    Serial#: 1537
    Address: 1133 Front
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Lisowski, Wesley
    Serial#: 3459
    Address: 26 Straight
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Latvis, Joseph
    Serial#: 1878
    Address: 716 Seventh
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Levandoski, Edward L
    Serial#: 2283
    Address: 1001 Second
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Leys, Leonard J
    Serial#: 268
    Address: 1256 Morgan
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Lehr, George Jr.
    Serial#: 3200
    Address: 157 Straight
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Lipzinski, Edward
    Serial#: 2286
    Address: 852 Second
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Lamper, Adrian
    Serial#: 262
    Address: 1037 Crosby
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Luyk, Anthony W
    Serial#: 1539
    Address: 1124 Front
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Latzek, Felix W
    Serial#: 2279
    Address: 648 Third
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Lawson, John L
    Serial#: 3846
    Address: 215 Lane
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Lenice, Anthony
    Serial#: 3852
    Address: 339 Grattan
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Lehtinen, Toivo
    Serial#: 2623
    Address: 442 Fifth alley
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Leszczinski, Stanley
    Serial#: 1152
    Address: 1040 Muskegon
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Lonos, Frank
    Serial#: 1536
    Address: 817 Front
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Liebek, Aloysius W
    Serial#: 1881
    Address: 723 Fourth
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Ley, Wilburt
    Serial#: 2625
    Address: 651 Turner
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Lipczynski, Charles
    Serial#: 2628
    Address: 615 (street name omitted)
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Laushay, John N
    Serial#: 1528
    Address: 336 Myrtle
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Lapciuk, Adam E
    Serial#: 1876
    Address: 751 Fifth
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Lathrop, Edward J
    Serial#: 75
    Address: 1542 Quarry
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Luckson, Kostik
    Serial#: 1156
    Address: 1055 Broadway
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Lee, Frederick W
    Serial#: 3198
    Address: 304 Sunset
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Long, Ralph E
    Serial#: 3462
    Address: 622 Veto
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Layle, George H
    Serial#: 3847
    Address: 736 Fulton
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Larson, Albert R
    Serial#: 1877
    Address: 752 Seventh
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Luczak, Albert
    Serial#: 3857
    Address: 952 Watson
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Lammers, John
    Serial#: 1525
    Address: 1323 Turner
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Levicki, Walter
    Serial#: 1879
    Address: 858 Nagold
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Ludwig, Leo
    Serial#: 1887
    Address: 7 Alpine
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Lardie, Louis C
    Serial#: 681
    Address: 711 Leonard
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Lee, Archie F
    Serial#: 76
    Address: 1559 Broadway
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Lanski, Joseph
    Serial#: 1148
    Address: 1444 Hamilton
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Letson, Alvin R
    Serial#: 2917
    Address: 400 Bridge
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Lee, Clyde
    Serial#: 3850
    Address: 19 Indiana
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Leslie, Joel W
    Serial#: 1531
    Address: 411 Eleventh
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Laskowski, John
    Serial#: 1150
    Address: 1034 Muskegon
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Lindberry, Arthur O
    Serial#: 3201
    Address: 314 Marion
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Larson, Carl G
    Serial#: 2915
    Address: 312 Bridge
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Lehner, Jacob
    Serial#: 3851
    Address: 1005 Watson
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Lachacki, Frank
    Serial#: 3844
    Address: 914 Dayton
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Larson, Walter
    Serial#: 2622
    Address: 756 Turner
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Lepzinski, Frank
    Serial#: 2280
    Address: 428 Lexington
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • LaChance, Louis C
    Serial#: 3456
    Address: 1317 Fulton
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Lamazawitch, Tony
    Serial#: 677
    Address: 920 Alpine
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Leitz, Karl
    Serial#: 267
    Address: 1260 Leonard
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Lulka, Anthony
    Serial#: 3202
    Address: 257 Straight
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Lutz, William F
    Serial#: 269
    Address: 1018 Pine
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Lessa, John
    Serial#: 2281
    Address: 566 Valley
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Levandowski, Bernard
    Serial#: 1154
    Address: 1014 Davis
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Lieske, Leon
    Serial#: 685
    Address: 818 Tenth
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Leedy, Walter Leroy
    Serial#: 265
    Address: 1039 Arianna
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Lindner, Charles F
    Serial#: 3854
    Address: 821 Watson
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Lathrinen, Nicholas
    Serial#: 1873
    Address: 753 Stocking
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Lentz, Edwin Francis
    Serial#: 1875
    Address: 913 Fourth
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Langdon, Charles L
    Serial#: 3197
    Address: 149 Lane
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Lach, Stanislaw
    Serial#: 3455
    Address: 840 Veto
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Lindeman, Henry
    Serial#: 1883
    Address: 1049 Third
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Langland, William B
    Serial#: 1527
    Address: 1138 Front
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Lanting, John
    Serial#: 679
    Address: 1123 Pine
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Lifshitz, Jacob
    Serial#: 2627
    Address: 448 Sixth
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Larsen, Alfred
    Serial#: 2914
    Address: 221 Gold
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Lutostanski, Thomas
    Serial#: 3858
    Address: 915 Dayton
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Leader, Herbert
    Serial#: 3848
    Address: 817 Hovey
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Leiby, Gay A
    Serial#: 1530
    Address: 949 Scribner
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Lehr, Clayton B
    Serial#: 3199
    Address: 157 Straight
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Landgren, Ellis E
    Serial#: 3195
    Address: 1315 Shawmut
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Lee, Claude W
    Serial#: 1529
    Address: 1139 Scribner
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Lekenta, Frank
    Serial#: 1151
    Address: 956 Muskegon
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Leader, Paul
    Serial#: 3849
    Address: 817 Hovey
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Lewicki, William H
    Serial#: 2626
    Address: 427 Broadway
    Draw: 18th Hundred
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