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: 29)

  • Nazarowski, Anthony
    Serial#: 721
    Address: 1010 McReynolds
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Niedzwiecki, Walierjam
    Serial#: 2655
    Address: 469 Third
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Niemeyer, Gerritt
    Serial#: 285
    Address: 1235 Garfield
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Nowicki, Walter
    Serial#: 2322
    Address: 703 Fourth
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Nowak, Carl H
    Serial#: 1205
    Address: 1439 Quarry
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Nygaard, Ingvald O
    Serial#: 2325
    Address: 729 Second
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Nowacki, Edward S
    Serial#: 3230
    Address: 806 Bowery
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Norburg, Kary S
    Serial#: 90
    Address: 1548 Broadway
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Nowak, John
    Serial#: 2321
    Address: 608 First
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Nyquist, Alfred
    Serial#: 1570
    Address: 1017 Scribner
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Narloch, Stephen
    Serial#: 1924
    Address: 635 Fourth
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Nawickas, Peter
    Serial#: 1199
    Address: 1108 Quarry
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Norkevicz, Joseph
    Serial#: 2316
    Address: 564 Stocking
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Nawroski, John
    Serial#: 1201
    Address: 926 Davis
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Norkus, Edward
    Serial#: 91
    Address: 1530 Quarry
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Nelson, Charles A
    Serial#: 2653
    Address: 544 Broadway
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Novakoski, Peter
    Serial#: 1929
    Address: 626 Sixth
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Newkirk, Arthur S
    Serial#: 3901
    Address: 321 Gunnison
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Nelson, Gustaf P
    Serial#: 1565
    Address: 312 Eighth
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Nowicki, Michael
    Serial#: 3910
    Address: 339 Indiana
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Nowak, Stanley
    Serial#: 1198
    Address: 541 Eleventh
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Nowak, Kaietan
    Serial#: 3906
    Address: 239 Lane
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Nyp, Maynard
    Serial#: 725
    Address: 965 Fremont
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Nurski, Stanley
    Serial#: 3231
    Address: 1036 Jackson
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Nordhouse, Harm
    Serial#: 3498
    Address: 622 Fulton
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Nelson, Karl
    Serial#: 2310
    Address: 909 Second
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Nordmark, Henry P
    Serial#: 3229
    Address: 229 John Ball Park Boulevard
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Nygaard, Jacob
    Serial#: 2323
    Address: 640 Second
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Nelison, John
    Serial#: 284
    Address: 1036 Lincoln
    Draw: 12th Hundred
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