June 5, 1917

1917 WWI Draft Registration

Johann and Minnie’s son, Arthur, my great-grandfather, registered for the World War I Draft on June 5, 1917.

Arthur listed that his current employer was “John Thielke” in the Town of Grafton and he was working as a Farmer. For the question “Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a sister or brother under 12, solely dependentĀ on your for support (specify which)” he lists “Parents.” So, he must have been helping them keep their farm. I can only assume they still live on the original Thielke land.

1917 WWI Draft Registration

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Source: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com

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