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: 83)

  • Parish, Joseph F
    Serial#: 3505
    Address: 157 Gold
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Petroski, John
    Serial#: 1221
    Address: 1219 Broadway
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Paddock, John
    Serial#: 3928
    Address: 950 Watson
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Postmus, John A
    Serial#: 309
    Address: 1317 Leonard
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Parish, Walter
    Serial#: 3508
    Address: 612 California
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Phillips, William D
    Serial#: 2335
    Address: 431 Saward
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Panoczyk, John
    Serial#: 2954
    Address: 245 Seward
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Puppel, Theodore E
    Serial#: 1957
    Address: 620 Milwaukee
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Perl, Leon
    Serial#: 3940
    Address: 328 Gunnison
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Pacific, James
    Serial#: 3926
    Address: 827 Broadway
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Pontiatowski, Harry F
    Serial#: 3952
    Address: 338 Hogadone
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Paulusse, Paulus
    Serial#: 299
    Address: 1015 Pine
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Panfil, John A
    Serial#: 2952
    Address: 159 Lexington
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Pawlowski, John
    Serial#: 1243
    Address: 762 Sixth
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Pilarski, Wojcioch
    Serial#: 3945
    Address: 812 Park
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Platte, Alfred J F
    Serial#: 2962
    Address: 144 National
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Pogodzinski, Sylvester
    Serial#: 1950
    Address: 1021 Bowery
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Petroitis, Mike
    Serial#: 750
    Address: 1047 McReynolds
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Paanive, Martin
    Serial#: 739
    Address: 931 Courtney
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Palma, Sam
    Serial#: 297
    Address: 1124 Crosby
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Poselenzny, Joseph
    Serial#: 2344
    Address: 559 Fremont
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Powicki, Louis
    Serial#: 1955
    Address: 831 Springfield
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Polakowski, John
    Serial#: 3950
    Address: 30 National
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Podgorski, Anton
    Serial#: 3949
    Address: 753 Park
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Pomarius, Ernest E
    Serial#: 2675
    Address: 719 Broadway
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Perkina, Clyde W
    Serial#: 3939
    Address: 706 Butterworth
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Powlowski, Albert F
    Serial#: 3956
    Address: 323 Krakow
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Postman, Richard
    Serial#: 757
    Address: 1013 Fremont
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Panfil, Stanley W
    Serial#: 2953
    Address: 159 Lexington
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Patrick, Floyd B
    Serial#: 747
    Address: 1027 Jennette
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Paul , Frederick J
    Serial#: 2665
    Address: 417 Broadway
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Pliszczynski, John
    Serial#: 753
    Address: 1016 McReynolds
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Platte, Gilbert F
    Serial#: 3514
    Address: 614 California
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Pars, William
    Serial#: 298
    Address: 935 Pine
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Pohorivko, Peter
    Serial#: 3515
    Address: 1021 Butterworth
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Poulson, Walter C
    Serial#: 3517
    Address: 25 Gold
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Pateras, Deek J
    Serial#: 3930
    Address: 1100 Dayton
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Pauwe, Peter
    Serial#: 300
    Address: 1029 Courtney
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Paczkiewicz, Tony
    Serial#: 2966
    Address: 319 Seward
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Parady, Edward J
    Serial#: 2331
    Address: 919 Bridge
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Porter, Claude F
    Serial#: 2342
    Address: 511 Fremont
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Proos, John
    Serial#: 1227
    Address: 1310 Elizabeth
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Pappas, Peter G
    Serial#: 2662
    Address: 291 Bridge
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Polkowski, Vincent J
    Serial#: 1952
    Address: 873 Fourth
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Parks, William M
    Serial#: 744
    Address: 1100 Alpine
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Pawlowski, Mike
    Serial#: 3932
    Address: 323 Krakow
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Peterson, Samuel
    Serial#: 305
    Address: 1317 Leonard
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Peters, Rowland J
    Serial#: 2333
    Address: 617 Second
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Petrila, Frank
    Serial#: 749
    Address: 1040 McReynolds
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Pawloski, Adam M
    Serial#: 2666
    Address: 329 Bridge
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Palmerlee, Louis M
    Serial#: 1575
    Address: 1223 Turner
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Paulisse, John
    Serial#: 760
    Address: 1127 Widdicomb
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Pupleois, Joseph
    Serial#: 102
    Address: 1564 Quarry
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Poddig, William
    Serial#: 1947
    Address: 622 N. Valley
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Price, Chas
    Serial#: 1956
    Address: 883 Fourth
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Pelak, Albert
    Serial#: 3937
    Address: 1047 Dayton
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Pease, Roy W
    Serial#: 3935
    Address: 844 Hovey
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Pettit, Howard C
    Serial#: 1580
    Address: 447 Seventh
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Pixley, Robert A
    Serial#: 2674
    Address: 333 Bridge
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Pakiels, Stanley
    Serial#: 1940
    Address: 919 Fourth
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Palma, Tom
    Serial#: 741
    Address: 1031 Alpine
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Paozkowski, John
    Serial#: 3933
    Address: 319 Krakow
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Poulias, Anthony
    Serial#: 2346
    Address: 555 Fremont
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Pickerd, William H
    Serial#: 2336
    Address: 419 Stocking
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Pyne, Stafford M
    Serial#: 2348
    Address: 920 Second
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Popielarski, Adolph
    Serial#: 1953
    Address: 916 Springfield
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Palmer, Nathan S
    Serial#: 3502
    Address: 752 Veto
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Potera, John
    Serial#: 3955
    Address: 941 Butterworth
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Powers, William T J
    Serial#: 3518
    Address: 120 Valley
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Popielasz, Lukas
    Serial#: 3953
    Address: 1029 Park
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Prokopowicz, Alex
    Serial#: 3520
    Address: 845 Hovey
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Puchalski, Thadeus G
    Serial#: 766
    Address: 832 Jennette
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Patt, Leo H
    Serial#: 1217
    Address: 1017 Muskegon
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Pieratt, Roy F
    Serial#: 3512
    Address: 620 Fulton
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Price, Walter J
    Serial#: 1586
    Address: 1421 Front
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Parbel, Peter
    Serial#: 2955
    Address: 611 Shawmut
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Patt, William
    Serial#: 1218
    Address: 929 Muskegon
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Parish, Lucius J
    Serial#: 3507
    Address: 157 Gold
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Pcynski, Joe
    Serial#: 3934
    Address: Butterworth
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Parmeter, Vern A
    Serial#: 3238
    Address: 838 Jackson
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Popuelink, Mike
    Serial#: 100
    Address: 1535 Quarry
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Porter, Floyd
    Serial#: 1585
    Address: 1343 Front
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Peters, John
    Serial#: 303
    Address: 1128 Lincoln
    Draw: 13th Hundred
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