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: 122)

  • Witbeck, Charles
    Serial#: 2762
    Address: 330 Fourth
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Wrubel, Albert
    Serial#: 1355
    Address: 1011 Hamilton
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Woolport, Samuel -
    Serial#: 3611
    Address: 956 Veto
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Wilkinson, Robt C
    Serial#: 3604
    Address: 845 Fulton
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Wees, Walter K
    Serial#: 2752
    Address: 743 Scribner
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Wojtas, Karol
    Serial#: 3312
    Address: 813 Shawmut
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Waitukaitis, Charles
    Serial#: 1682
    Address: 1214 Front
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Watson, Everett K
    Serial#: 3046
    Address: 131 Mount Vernon
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Wright, William E
    Serial#: 4064
    Address: 841 Indiana
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Wynsma, Bert
    Serial#: 924
    Address: 1326 Crosby
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Wielicrk, Theodore
    Serial#: 2458
    Address: 715 Blymeier
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Westerweel, John
    Serial#: 400
    Address: 1156 W Leonard
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Whalley, Ralph G
    Serial#: 2455
    Address: 900 First
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Wierzcholski, Ignace
    Serial#: 4057
    Address: 258 Ives
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Weis, William H
    Serial#: 3049
    Address: 231 Mount Vernon
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Waichunos, Antony
    Serial#: 1329
    Address: 1058 Hamilton
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Wyma, Arthur
    Serial#: 406
    Address: 1021 Woodrow
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Wasilinkis, Joe
    Serial#: 136
    Address: 1556 Quarry
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Wasielewski, Stanley
    Serial#: 3300
    Address: 1031 Shawmut
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Witch, '
    Serial#: 1346
    Address: 1108 Elizabeth
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Wlochowicz, Piotr
    Serial#: 3608
    Address: 111 Seward
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Wickering, John T
    Serial#: 2756
    Address: 301 Third
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Walsweer, Eli
    Serial#: 906
    Address: 1107 Davis
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Wisz, Joseph
    Serial#: 2075
    Address: 648 Fourth
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Walker, Alexander
    Serial#: 1331
    Address: 629 Leonard
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Wesholski, Raymond
    Serial#: 1337
    Address: 1112 Elizabeth
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Wes_ski, Sylvester S
    Serial#: 3303
    Address: 904 Jackson
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Walters, Clarence
    Serial#: 1685
    Address: 282 Myrtle
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Walton, Arthur V
    Serial#: 3043
    Address: 227 Mount Vernon
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Wilkowski, Ignatius J
    Serial#: 3307
    Address: 205 Marion
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Wilson, G.G.C.
    Serial#: 140
    Address: 1514 Alpine
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Walz, Frank R
    Serial#: 1698
    Address: 1304 Turner
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Weers, William
    Serial#: 138
    Address: 1045 Webster
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Whalen, Ed R.
    Serial#: 3053
    Address: 714 Bridge
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Wysocki, Frank
    Serial#: 926
    Address: 930 Crosby
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Wolfe, Charles E
    Serial#: 2763
    Address: 723 Broadway
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Wysocki, Michael
    Serial#: 927
    Address: 824 McReynolds
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Witt, Jake
    Serial#: 919
    Address: 911 Courtney
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Wallwood, Clarence R
    Serial#: 4051
    Address: 908 Fulton
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Wysoczynski, Charles
    Serial#: 3615
    Address: 808 Veto
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Westlighter, John
    Serial#: 1339
    Address: 511 Crosby
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Wirth, Henry
    Serial#: 2072
    Address: 720 Sixth
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Wagner, Carl E
    Serial#: 2441
    Address: 510 Lincoln
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Wilterdink, William
    Serial#: 3308
    Address: 236 Valley
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Ware, Roy Emin
    Serial#: 3299
    Address: 812 Chatham
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Weronka, Joseph
    Serial#: 2749
    Address: 458 Third
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Wallick, George W
    Serial#: 3590
    Address: 111 Lexington
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Wyma, Cornelius
    Serial#: 407
    Address: 1001 Lincoln
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Wheeler, Warren J
    Serial#: 2066
    Address: 1502 Fourth
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Wohlgemuth, George
    Serial#: 1347
    Address: 1437 Quarry
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Walsh, Ellis
    Serial#: 4052
    Address: 101 Lexington
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Whitmore, Floyd A
    Serial#: 2456
    Address: 431 Lexington
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Walezak, Sidney
    Serial#: 3296
    Address: 858 Chatham
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • White, Wilfred M
    Serial#: 3600
    Address: 617 Fulton
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Welch, Melbourne A
    Serial#: 3595
    Address: 725 Earle
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Wilson, Chester L
    Serial#: 2461
    Address: 812 Third
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Wieckowski, Anotni
    Serial#: 2457
    Address: 552 Lexington
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Wronko, Wladyslau
    Serial#: 1354
    Address: 616 Eleventh
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Welke, Sidney
    Serial#: 911
    Address: 809 Twelfth
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Wonorykow, Matwij
    Serial#: 3593
    Address: 119 Seward
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Wolgemuth , Arthur R
    Serial#: 2467
    Address: 423 Barker
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Wyschulas, Antony
    Serial#: 1357
    Address: 1650 Elizabeth
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Wenger, Irvin
    Serial#: 2065
    Address: 645 Fremont
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Walsweer, Cornelius
    Serial#: 905
    Address: 1107 Davis
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Worfel, Albert A
    Serial#: 3313
    Address: 373 John Ball Park Boulevard
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Wensink, Arthur
    Serial#: 2449
    Address: 1109 First
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Wright, Clarence G
    Serial#: 3613
    Address: 400 Shawmut
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Windak, Anthony
    Serial#: 2071
    Address: 820 Fourth
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Waltanski, Stanley
    Serial#: 1350
    Address: 640 Eleventh
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Waskiewriz, Salvestor
    Serial#: 1334
    Address: 655 Davis
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Wesley, Louis
    Serial#: 2751
    Address: 446 Third
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Wasilenski, Alex
    Serial#: 4053
    Address: 233 Lane
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Wade, Frank L
    Serial#: 2740
    Address: 667 Turner
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Wierstra, Jacob
    Serial#: 1343
    Address: 1132 Davis
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Winn, Edward W
    Serial#: 3309
    Address: 1024 Bowery
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Wisoski, Frank
    Serial#: 2078
    Address: 757 Fifth
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Ward, Floyd C
    Serial#: 2444
    Address: 416 Lane
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Wilkinson, Percy W C
    Serial#: 3605
    Address: 9 Gold
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • White, Frank B
    Serial#: 3304
    Address: 1257 Shawmut
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Wisocki, Lukaz
    Serial#: 4060
    Address: 627 Watson
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Wenger, Fred
    Serial#: 2748
    Address: 545 Front
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Wilson, Robert S
    Serial#: 2758
    Address: 553 Broadway
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Wieland, George
    Serial#: 1341
    Address: 1234 Quarry
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Wolde, Martin
    Serial#: 920
    Address: 832 Eleventh
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Wint, Clarence
    Serial#: 4061
    Address: 927 Dayton
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Wecker, Walter
    Serial#: 1690
    Address: 1019 Front
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Warnicia, John
    Serial#: 3044
    Address: 309 Seward
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Wosinski, Joe
    Serial#: 3612
    Address: 119 National
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Wood, Ernest
    Serial#: 4066
    Address: 368 Indiana
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Wronko, Adam
    Serial#: 1353
    Address: 616 Eleventh
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Wojcinsh, 8/1/2006
    Serial#: 3311
    Address: 806 Jackson
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Wissman, Herman
    Serial#: 2465
    Address: 821 First
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Wagner, Engelbert
    Serial#: 3589
    Address: 141 Lexington
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Worobro, Dimitro
    Serial#: 3059
    Address: 310 Lexing
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Walters, Edward
    Serial#: 1686
    Address: 1340 Front
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Weidenfeller, Herman
    Serial#: 2745
    Address: 422 Fifth
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Westveld, Robert F
    Serial#: 2454
    Address: 931 Bridge
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Waluszka, John B
    Serial#: 2058
    Address: 6351 Third
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Winkels, David R
    Serial#: 3607
    Address: 818 Veto
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Wojtaszek, John
    Serial#: 4065
    Address: 1119 Park
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Winnick, Meyer
    Serial#: 2760
    Address: 416 Scribner
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Westmas, Aris J
    Serial#: 913
    Address: 1117 Alpine
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Winiarczyk, Walenty
    Serial#: 3055
    Address: 210 Gold
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Worfel, Edwin A
    Serial#: 1700
    Address: 1330 Front
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Weiss, David E
    Serial#: 3050
    Address: 109 Summer
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Wearanga, Harris J
    Serial#: 1688
    Address: 1055 Scribner
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Wagner, Bender
    Serial#: 396
    Address: 1141 Courtney
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Weisner, Charles H
    Serial#: 2746
    Address: 551 Broadway
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Wells, George A
    Serial#: 2448
    Address: 451 Valley
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Wyga, George C
    Serial#: 1702
    Address: 1245 Front
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Westra, Jule N
    Serial#: 1692
    Address: 1056 Front
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Wybenga, George
    Serial#: 923
    Address: 1440 Tamarack
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Watson, Seth W
    Serial#: 3047
    Address: 120 Summer
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Welmerink, Christian
    Serial#: 2747
    Address: 609 Front
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Wachowski, Maxmillian
    Serial#: 2055
    Address: 735 Davis
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Warunk, Constantine
    Serial#: 2064
    Address: 626 Fourth
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Wisse, Ernest
    Serial#: 918
    Address: 1128 McReynolds
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Wood, Arthur D
    Serial#: 2765
    Address: 631 Front
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Werner, Earl W
    Serial#: 3302
    Address: 335 Garfield
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Wood, Ellery
    Serial#: 2469
    Address: 1023 Bridge
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Winski, Peter
    Serial#: 2462
    Address: 571 Stocking
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Welniak, Stephen
    Serial#: 3596
    Address: 812 Veto
    Draw: 13th Hundred
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