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: 37)

  • Ziuraitis, William
    Serial#: 1369
    Address: 1304 Hamilton
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Zomeslei, Joe
    Serial#: 3619
    Address: 74 Mt Vernon
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Zeeff, Harry
    Serial#: 410
    Address: 1053 Woodrow
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Zech, Frederick P
    Serial#: 3317
    Address: 361 Indiana
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Zajaczkowski, Joseph
    Serial#: 4068
    Address: 319 Krakow place
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Zajdowicz, Boleslaw
    Serial#: 929
    Address: 723 Seventh
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Zajac, Philip
    Serial#: 3064
    Address: 245 Seward
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Zolenski, Thomas
    Serial#: 4077
    Address: 22 National
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Zvirzdin, Kasimer
    Serial#: 1373
    Address: 1129 Hamilton
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Zoellner, Robert A
    Serial#: 2090
    Address: 870 Fourth
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Zychlewicz, John
    Serial#: 2769
    Address: 548 Alabama
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Zoerhof, Neal
    Serial#: 4076
    Address: 263 Straight
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Zoet, Gerrit J
    Serial#: 933
    Address: 1127 Widdicomb
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Zapolnik, Felix
    Serial#: 3316
    Address: 901 Jackson
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Zeemels, John
    Serial#: 3618
    Address: 85 Summer
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Zech, Carl W
    Serial#: 2473
    Address: 416 Marion
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Zurawski, Stanley
    Serial#: 935
    Address: 1036 Jennette
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Zibutie, Frank
    Serial#: 1367
    Address: 1331 Hamilton
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Zurawski, Oleslaw
    Serial#: 3319
    Address: 928 Jackson
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Zelefski, John
    Serial#: 2091
    Address: 703 Fremont
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Zwonek, Paul
    Serial#: 2092
    Address: 932 Springfield
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Zemailaitis, Joseph
    Serial#: 1366
    Address: 1219 Broadway
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Zapulnik, Anthony
    Serial#: 2084
    Address: 930 Fourth
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Zimmerman, Albert J
    Serial#: 2086
    Address: 750 Sixth
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Zinser, Edward M
    Serial#: 1709
    Address: 912 Scribner
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Zimmerman, Ray
    Serial#: 4075
    Address: 149 National
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Zukowski, Stanley
    Serial#: 934
    Address: 436 Diamond
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Zalewski, Alexander S
    Serial#: 2082
    Address: 738 Fifth
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Zimmer, Edward
    Serial#: 1368
    Address: 620 Crosby
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Zive, Samuel
    Serial#: 2768
    Address: 416 Fifth
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Zylstra, Sidney
    Serial#: 3320
    Address: 564 Leonard
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Zakarzeski, Wincenty
    Serial#: 930
    Address: 940 McReynolds
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Zlotkowski, Walter P
    Serial#: 1370
    Address: 946 Muskegon
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Zackowski, John
    Serial#: 2081
    Address: 912 Fourth
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Zylstra, Peter
    Serial#: 1376
    Address: 933 Muskegon
    Draw: 13th Hundred
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  • Zaranka, Adam
    Serial#: 1707
    Address: 1145 Front
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Zbronski, Mieczyslow
    Serial#: 2472
    Address: 237 Lane
    Draw: 13th Hundred
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