World War I Draft Registration Card for Emil Niedzialkowski

While searching for additional records on the family of Emil Niedzialkowski, I found his World War I Draft Registration Card.

World War I Draft Registration Card for Emil Niedzialkowski - Front

World War I Draft Registration Card for Emil Niedzialkowski – Front

World War I Draft Registration Card for Emil Niedzialkowski - Back

World War I Draft Registration Card for Emil Niedzialkowski – Back

SOURCE: “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 May 2008), Emil Joseph Niedzialkowski, serial no. 5093, order no. A7687, Draft Board 3, Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut; citing World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, NARA microfilm publication M1509C, roll CT35.

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The record states that:

Emil Joseph Niedzialkowski resided at 797 N. Main, Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn.;
His Serial Number was 5093;
His Order Number was A7687;
He was 35 years old and was born on 22 Jun 1883 in Russia Poland;
He was of the white race and was a non-declarant alien;
He was a tool maker for Chase Metal Works, Waterbury, Conn.;
He listed his wife, Josefa Ploska Niedzialkowski, at 797 N. Main, Waterbury, Conn. as his nearest relative;
He was of medium height and medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair;
He had no other obvious physical characteristics;
His card was signed by Louise Solimin, registrar for Local Board 3, Court House, Waterbury, Conn.
He registered on 12 Sep 1918.

I still have no proof that Emil Niedzialkowski is related to me, but the fact that he shares the Niedzialkowski surname with my maternal grandfather and came from the same village in Poland as my great great grandfather suggests there may be a connection.

This record provides me with an additional piece of information I did not have before. It appears that the maiden name of Emil’s wife is Ploska.

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