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: 86)

  • Rudnik, John F
    Serial#: 3257
    Address: 809 Jackson
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Raven, John
    Serial#: 773
    Address: 909 Courtney
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Rapaport, Alex
    Serial#: 2678
    Address: 653 Broadway
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Rostaniec, Stanley
    Serial#: 783
    Address: 830 Alpine
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Rusilowski, John
    Serial#: 3260
    Address: 921 Sibley
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Rose, Claude A
    Serial#: 1602
    Address: 825 Front
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Remkus, Steve
    Serial#: 1237
    Address: 1014 Hamilton
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Rich, Claude R
    Serial#: 3249
    Address: 920 Bowery
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Ruminski, Joseph A
    Serial#: 1968
    Address: 653 Stocking
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Rugin, Stanley
    Serial#: 784
    Address: 741 Seventh
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Rzadkowski, Bronislaw
    Serial#: 2364
    Address: 559 Fremont
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Rinkewicz, Charles M
    Serial#: 1963
    Address: 611 Fifth
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Root, Henry J
    Serial#: 755
    Address: 1212 Alpine
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Ruwersma, William
    Serial#: 320
    Address: 1120 Garfield
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Rozeganaid, Carl
    Serial#: 2981
    Address: 206 Winter
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Rensland, Paul
    Serial#: 107
    Address: 1563 Turner
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Refauw, Henry
    Serial#: 1234
    Address: 1356 Davis
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Rice, John
    Serial#: 2356
    Address: 422 Milwaukee
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Rudolph, Otto O
    Serial#: 2691
    Address: 623 Scribner
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Rietberg, Jacob L
    Serial#: 3970
    Address: 39 Straight
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Rauser, Otto H
    Serial#: 2350
    Address: 401 Stocking
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Rebentisch, Clarence A
    Serial#: 775
    Address: 815 Seventh
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Romanech, John
    Serial#: 2689
    Address: 446 Fourth
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Rufaliewicz, Victor
    Serial#: 2692
    Address: 542 Alabama
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Riordan, James A
    Serial#: 2684
    Address: 564 Scribner
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Raterink, William
    Serial#: 312
    Address: 1003 Leonard
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Rebe_tisch, Ernest L
    Serial#: 3522
    Address: 701 Fulton
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Ross, Anthony B
    Serial#: 3256
    Address: 901 Jackson
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Rybaczok, Sam
    Serial#: 2984
    Address: 309 Seward
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Rodenburg, John
    Serial#: 1965
    Address: 649 Third
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Radecki, Leon
    Serial#: 2967
    Address: 319 Seward
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Rojszyk, Albin
    Serial#: 3973
    Address: 264 Oliver
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Reed, E Raymond
    Serial#: 3524
    Address: 719 Fulton
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Rose, Henry G
    Serial#: 3254
    Address: 1007 Chatham
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Roberson, Frank A
    Serial#: 1240
    Address: 1046 Hamilton
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Ratajczak, Chester A
    Serial#: 2970
    Address: 156 National
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Reklaitis, Simon
    Serial#: 1236
    Address: 1429 Hamilton
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Reynolds, Rolland R
    Serial#: 1961
    Address: 649 Garfield
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Rose, Leo
    Serial#: 2979
    Address: 238 '-mmer
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Rosenquist, Waldo A
    Serial#: 3974
    Address: 161 National
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Radzienucz, Stanley
    Serial#: 781
    Address: 940 McReynolds
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Reinsma, Otto D
    Serial#: 776
    Address: 1102 Tamarack
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Raszkowski, Wladislaw
    Serial#: 772
    Address: 810 Alpine
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Romeyn, Elmer
    Serial#: 2690
    Address: 604 Turner
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Ropelowski, John
    Serial#: 3532
    Address: 134 Winter
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Rinard, Ernest E
    Serial#: 3528
    Address: 627 Leitner
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Randall, Earal H
    Serial#: 2677
    Address: 413 Turner
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Ruschman, Bernard M
    Serial#: 2363
    Address: 1117 Second
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Rysdyk, Aart
    Serial#: 786
    Address: 1145 McReynolds
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Rudolph, Julius K
    Serial#: 3258
    Address: 933 Chatham
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Roberts, Nathan A
    Serial#: 1592
    Address: 420 Eighth
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Rugiel, Jan.
    Serial#: 3259
    Address: 19 Indiana
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Rogers, Herbert E
    Serial#: 1596
    Address: 1252 Front
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Roslaniec, Stanley
    Serial#: 3975
    Address: 346 Indiana
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Raczkowski, Adolf
    Serial#: 3965
    Address: 1101 Dayton
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Rose, Carl E
    Serial#: 3253
    Address: 1007 Chatham
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Rurka, John
    Serial#: 2362
    Address: 614 First
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Riley, Joseph T
    Serial#: 3251
    Address: 236 Valley
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Rideout, Emeru L
    Serial#: 2973
    Address: 347 Scribner
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Robinson, Harry E
    Serial#: 778
    Address: 914 Courtney
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Roman, Adolf
    Serial#: 3529
    Address: 136 Winter
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Rubreckt, Edgar P
    Serial#: 1606
    Address: 1034 Front
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Reebis, Charles
    Serial#: 105
    Address: 1070 Quarry
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Rutka, Adam
    Serial#: 3978
    Address: 1108 Dayton
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Robidoux, John N
    Serial#: 1593
    Address: 1031 Scribner
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Randall, Charles J
    Serial#: 2968
    Address: 116 Mount Vernon
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Rauser, August J
    Serial#: 3245
    Address: 1238 Jackson
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Rettig, Joseph
    Serial#: 3967
    Address: 751 Watson
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Ringnaldo, George
    Serial#: 316
    Address: 1131 Courtney
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Root, Floyd A
    Serial#: 2360
    Address: 715 Whalin
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Reed, William
    Serial#: 1588
    Address: 806 Turner
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Raman, Maurice H
    Serial#: 3244
    Address: 225 Sunset
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Ruoff, Herman J
    Serial#: 1609
    Address: 856 Scribner
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Ringelberg, Harold
    Serial#: 1591
    Address: 340 Eleventh
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Rudzinski, Anthony
    Serial#: 3977
    Address: 210 Morrill
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Rupszeps, Stanley
    Serial#: 112
    Address: 1560 Broadway
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Rupszeps, Michael
    Serial#: 113
    Address: 1560 Broadway
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Rauser, John G
    Serial#: 3247
    Address: 1134 Jackson
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Rooks, John W
    Serial#: 3252
    Address: 1137 Sibley
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Rodenhuis, Richard S
    Serial#: 780
    Address: 1130 Alpine
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Roguszka, Joseph P
    Serial#: 2358
    Address: 526 Milwaukee
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Roesink, Aaron J
    Serial#: 1595
    Address: 1556 Turner
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Ratajczak, Joseph
    Serial#: 1232
    Address: 842 Davis
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Rauschenberger, Albert
    Serial#: 2679
    Address: 717 Turner
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Raslak, Charles
    Serial#: 103
    Address: 621 North
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Raymond, Stephen E
    Serial#: 2681
    Address: 670 Scibner
    Draw: 12th Hundred
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