William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
Milwaukee County Police Department
These diaries are a mixture of work and family affairs of William Bramwell Sizer. William was on the Milwaukee Police Department and a member of the Sherman Street Methodist Episcopal Church, later transferring their membership to Kingsley Methodist Episcopal Church and died in 1916. The diaries give a pretty good view of life in the years involved. The diaries were given to me for presentation on this site by family members see contributors page.
Fixed up the ...... . Pa & I went to Saukville in the eve.
Tinkered around & helped Minnie clean out the kitchen. Weather, very warm.
Jimmie & I went to Jakes this morn. Weather cloudy. Ice started out of the river today.
Blizzard all day. I fixed up by Brooder & went to the cheese meeting. PM. Walked down & back.
Town Meeting today. Minnie went home to see her mother. I went down to S. with the double wagon. Took feed to the mill. C. Schaefer elected Roadmaster. Started the Brooder & put the chickens out on Wednesday.
Set two Geese & helped Jimmie clean up some wheat.
Ps & I went to R. Peats auction today. Took some wheat to Newburg. I bought a hay knife for 25 cts. & a light sleigh for $10.50. Got home at 9 o'c.
Good Friday. Minnies birthdat - 26 yrs. old. Laura is 25 today. We went to Pt. to church & did some trading at the store. Went to Bro. D's to dinner. Bro. H. Heulster preached. It was quarterly meeting. Got home at 4 0'c.
Split wood this morn. filed K's saw. Cut Jimmies & Walters hair.Took Lutfrings plow htome. Took a box full of wood down to the cheese factory. Went to Chamberlains & got 20 chickens. Left 9 with the Saukville Miller & brought the rest home.
Easter Sunday. Minnie & Waltie went home & staid at home all day.
Went to the Fair today. Got some potatoes from Jake. Minnie staid all night & came home this morn. I tttok another box of wood down to the factory. Trimmed berry bushes this PM. Today is our Wedding Anniversary. Been married 4 years.
Pa went to Grafton & got some lime. Jimmie helped me in the AM. Drew manure into the garden. Wm. McCarty & Lottie Taylor came down yesterday & went back today. We went to S. & did trading.
Minnie commenced house cleaning. to day. I drew manure & plowed some. The Schardt cow came in today. Rained last night.
Helped Minnie clean the front room in the AM. PM. Jimmie & I commenced cultivating on the Wilson Hill. Pa & I helped K. raise his hog pen. Had our last singing school last night.
Commenced sowing wheat today. Weather, cloudy, raining some toward night. Planted 1/2 bu. of Potatoes tonight in the garden.
Finished sowing our grain. I sowed 18 1/2 bu. Wheat, 33 bu. Oats & 14 bu. of Barley.