World War I Draft Registration Card: Ludvig Kristian GJØNVIK
Questions on the World War I Draft Registration Card with "12 Questions"
- Name in full - given name, family name. Kristian Gjenvik
Age in years [This information is asked but it is not a numbered question] 25
- Home address - #, street, city, state Route 4 Madision MInn
- Date of birth - month, day, year January 11th 1892
- Are you (1) a natural-born citizen, (2) a naturalized citizen, (3) an alien, (4) or have you declared your intention (specify which) Declarant
- Where were you born? town, state, nation Trondhjem, Norway
- If not a citizen, of what country are you a citizen or subject? Norway
- What is your present trade, occupation, or office? Farm Labour [sic]
- By whom employed? A. F. Flauck Where employed? Garfield, Lac Qui Parl, Minn
- Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a sister or brother under 12, solely dependent on you for support (specify which)? No
- Married or single (which)? Single Race (specify which)? Caucasion
- What military service have you had? None Rank - branch - years - nation or state
- Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds)? No
I affirm that I have verified above answers and that they are true.
signature or mark of registrant /s/ Christian Gjenvik
[The following is printed across the lower left-hand triangular corner or the card:]
If person is of African descent, cut off this corner.
12 Questions - Side 2, Additional Information
- Tall, medium or short (specify which)? Short Slender, medium or stout (which)? Slender
- Color of eyes, Light Blue color of hair Light Bald? No
- Has person lost arm, leg, hand, foot, or both eyes, or is he otherwise disabled (specify)? No
Signature of Registrar
city or county, Lac Qui Parl
Date of registration June 5, 1917
WWI Registration Card for Christian Gjenvick of Madison, Minnesota dated 5 June 1917 From the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives
World War I Draft Registration Cards
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