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Peter Carel/Karel Antonius van der Hilst
« on: Tuesday 29 August 17 05:47 BST (UK) »
I am searching for Peter C.A. van der Hilst who was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1891. Apparently at some time or other he left The Netherlands for the U.S. and according to FamilySearch was drafted into the army 1842. In 1942 he was 51 years of age. Surely he would have been too old to be drafted into the army??? Anyone have any further information on Peter?
Many thanks in advance. Cheers.

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Re: Peter Carel/Karel Antonius van der Hilst
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 10:30 BST (UK) »
Looks like him WW1 Registration Cards Peter Karel Antoon Vanderhilst
Date of Birth 20 October 1891 age 27
Address 710 1st Avenue Seattle King Washington
Relative Johan Vanderhilst Netherlands
Registration date 9/12/18

Washington Passenger Lists
Peter K A Vander Hilst
Age 27 occupation painter single
Last address Vancouver Canada
Arrival date September 1918 Seattle Washington
Ship St Louis
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Re: Peter Carel/Karel Antonius van der Hilst
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 11:36 BST (UK) »
Wow, thank you so much Rosie!  My mother claimed she had an uncle who went to live in Canada. Looks like Peter was that uncle who then later went to live in the U.S.A. So that kills 2 birds with one stone. Now don't have to go looking for the one who went to Canada. Thank you!!! Much appreciated. Cheers!

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Re: Peter Carel/Karel Antonius van der Hilst
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 11:49 BST (UK) »
Your welcome I'm afraid I can't find much more on him maybe some of the other's will be able to help

Rosie  :)

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Re: Peter Carel/Karel Antonius van der Hilst
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 12:18 BST (UK) »
I am searching for Peter C.A. van der Hilst who was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1891. Apparently at some time or other he left The Netherlands for the U.S. and according to FamilySearch was drafted into the army 1842. In 1942 he was 51 years of age. Surely he would have been too old to be drafted into the army??? Anyone have any further information on Peter?
Many thanks in advance. Cheers.

It sounds as though you found his 1942 Draft Registraion Card but this doesn't mean that he was drafted into the military. This page explains the background of what was known as the "Old Man's Draft"
https://www.fold3.com/page/285327816_wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards#description
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Re: Peter Carel/Karel Antonius van der Hilst
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 13:36 BST (UK) »

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Re: Peter Carel/Karel Antonius van der Hilst
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 13:46 BST (UK) »
Did see that one Maureen and did wonder  ???

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Re: Peter Carel/Karel Antonius van der Hilst
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 14:44 BST (UK) »
Pretty sure,Rosie,as he signed the WW2 draft registration as C. Hilst.

Anything to throw us off track. ;)

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Re: Peter Carel/Karel Antonius van der Hilst
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 14:58 BST (UK) »
Think you got him Maureen  :)

1942 Seattle, Washington directory,
Hilst, Carl, clk National Hotel, r 806-1/2 1st Ave. (matches his WW2 draft reg.)