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Carl Adermann registers for the WWI Draft

September 12, 2013

Today in our family history, we remember Carl Aderman registering for the draft during World War I. There were three Selective Service “drafts” of young and older men for World War I. The first was on June 5, 1917  for men between 21 and 31 years old (this is the one when Rolland Woodington registered), the second a year later on June 5, 1918, and the last one was just two months before the end of the war. This third draft was held on September 12, 1918 (95 years ago today) and was the one Carl Martin Aderman signed up for when he was 34 years old. This draft was for all eligible men between the ages of 18 and 45. At this point in his life, Carl was living in Daggett, Michigan, was married to Floy (Bates) Aderman, and had four children between the ages of 4 and 11. Presumably he would have been classified as a “Class IV” prospect, defined as “Exempted due to extreme hardship. Married registrants with dependent spouse and/or children with insufficient family income if drafted, . . . ”

Here is a look at his hand-written draft card:

From → Aderman/Bates

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