Edward James Wolff
This is a draft card describing Edward J. Wolff and mentioning basic information about him.
"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," FamilySearch (12 December 2014), Edward James Wolff, 1917-1918; citing Seattle City no 7, Seattle City no 8, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,991,925.
This source show the treatment Edward J. Wolff probably got when the world war began.
This is a picture of the 32nd division before going to France.
Edward James Wolff was born on April 7, 1896 in San Diego, California. This 1900 census record below shows the name, age, birthplace, and occupation of each family member in Wolff’s family. This census shows that Edward’s heritage comes from Germany. Both on his mother’s and his father’s side.
Year: 1900; Census Place: San Diego Ward 1, San Diego, California; Roll: 99; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0189; FHL microfilm: 1240099
On August 7, 1916 the Seattle Star Newspaper published this article stating that “the following men in the Seattle division No. 7 have been called for examination.” In this article Edward’s name is highlighted, showing that Edward was called for examination. After being examined, as shown in the newspaper above, Edward Rode the Susquehanna boat to Hoboken, New Jersey on December 12, 1917.
Registration State: Washington; Registration County: Lewis; Roll: 1991655. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
Later he went into battle in Fismes in August 3rd, 1918, where the 127th Regiment would blitz the city. The 32nd Division’s blitz on the city caused them to lose more than 80% of their infantry by the second day. Edward died of wounds there in France. Below are pictures of soldiers go to the Fismes, France.