Draft Card (Examples)*

Notice line 12: Are you requesting an exemption and why? They list pacifist denomination and belief against war.

Louis Reinhold Anderson

Peter Hartvig Anderson

Herbert Arthur Barrett

*Cards courtesy of Ancestry.com. If you want to find your relatives, go to Ancestry.com


Apostolic Faith Baptismal Records

Here is how I found the men in the draft cards on the left of this page. I looked for the men who were baptised, in the draft record.

Louis Reinhold Anderson

Hartvig Anderson

Herbert Arthur Barrett



Apostolic Faith statement on War 1917

War--it is our firm conviction, supported by the Word of God, our conscience bearing us witness, that we cannot take up arms against our fellow men, however great may seem the provocation or however just the cause might seem: it being the teaching of the Spirit of the Gospel presented by Christ in his sermon on the mount.  Matt. 5:39-46.

We maintain the highest regard for our flag and teach absolute respect for the laws and officials of our country.  Rom. 13:1-7 and II Peter 2:13-14, as long as it does not violate our conscience.  “For we ought to obey God rather than man.”  Matt. 5:29.  And we hold the unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of our conscience.