[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] US Military Draft question

Cathy Walters walters.cathy at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 11 14:09:31 PST 2013

Hi Randy,

Yes they tended to have one where if married, children or care of elderly parent hardship & dependence on you for there well fare- some married to avoid draft , also one of them was called old mans draft registry cards- those of foreign birth-guess a way to keep tabs on Germans and others . 

  My two uncles 1st generation born Americans were sent to fight Germans-European Theatre instead of Pacific Theatre like most of German  descent who fought in WWII  would be send.  Maybe it was our last name or grandpa's clean record ?  3rd son stayed stateside in army- my grands window had 3 stars on window & door, the reason you may thought-1 son sent to war is because a family in Iowa? Ferguson or the fighting Fitzgeralds? had all their sons on a Navy ship in WWI which was sunk & all was killed that day-leaving family without any sons.  My memory is fading, getting scary !   Cathy in Elgin, Minnesota

On Monday, November 11, 2013 3:43 PM, Randy Svenson <randy_svenson at yahoo.com> wrote:
I by no means consider myself highly knowledgeable on the WWI cards.  With the people that I knew that signed these; the single men filled out one type of card and the married men filled out another.  Perhaps that was just a coincidence.  I also remember something about each family will send one male child.
Randy Svenson
Searching: Pohl, Paetsch, Nixdorf.

On Monday, November 11, 2013 4:38 PM, Cathy Walters <walters.cathy at yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi Craig,

Did you find them on ( free)  familysearch.org ?     Well they may had been done in 1917 to 1918, one of my grand uncles-who was born in Germany, raised in Minnesota & happened to be working in South Dakota.  They knew he was supposed to be in MN-where he was to file at post office in Lake City, MN & file petition of naturalization- so it is possible he had two-if he filed where he was at & where his family lived.  Hopefully a 1900,1905, 1910 census etc may clarify situation- single men kinda turns up missing in them working away & out of state.   My grand uncle was the only one to work in South Dakota that short window of time-and was much amazement for me to had found it & it was the WWI card !
   Maybe someone else here may have other info of help for you on this.
                                             Cathy in Elgin, Minnesota

On Monday, November 11, 2013 2:28 PM, Craig Schiller <craigbear at gmail.com> wrote:

Is there anybody on the list who is knowledgeable about the 1917 military
draft in the United States, or knows where else I could turn for further

I've got a situation where I've got two different draft cards that may
may not actually be for the same person -- there are some discrepancies,
none of which are definitive enough to rule out a connection, but there's
also a major flag which rules a connection *in* rather strongly -- and I
need to know whether there are any other records I can access which would
help me solve the dilemma.
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