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.
Minnie came home today and brought Emma with her. I couldn't see her after she came. I took my place on watch at 9 PM. Cool and Fair. 6:30 AM, wind S.
Rain this PM. Went downtown and paid out all my money. 6 PM, very wet. Minnie went to Helens and hasn't got back yet. Cloudy. 6:00 AM, wind SW.
Passed a quiet and cool night. Slept till 1 o'clock. Went downtown to Rodka with Minnie to buy a lamp for Geo's. folks. Cool and cloudy. 6:30 AM, wind NW.
Helen came at 10 o'clock and also Geo. M, Jr. Helen went to Ev. picnic with us. Came home at 2:30 and packed Helens things and got her started off for the train. Very cold but nice and warm in the sun. Cool and fair. 6:30 AM, wind NE
Slept till 1 o'clock. Got up and went to Scheibes and staid for supper. Had to walk home this morning. Cool and fair. 7 AM, wind W.
Got breakfast and spaded up the garden a bit before going to bed. Commenced raining a6 6 PM from NE. Warmer and fair. 6:30 AM, wind W
Commenced raining last night at 6:30 PM and never let up till 3:30 AM. I got wet and took cold. Had rheumatism in left leg and shoulder. Cool and cloudy. 6:30 AM, wind NE.
Last night concluded the burglar watch for a while. Sangerffest commences today. Cool and fair. 6:30 AM, wind NE.
Got up and went to McHenry's. Got home at 6 PM. Had a good time. 55 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind S.
Got up at 11:30 and got dinner. After dinner Reinhardt from Reeseville came and called on us. Bill Reinhardt came up to see his lot on Chambers St. and ..... Ave. 60 degrees. 5 AM wind SW.
Made an arrest at 8:30 last night. Reinhardts came and staid all night. I got back from court at 10:15 AM. Quite warm today. 54 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind W.
Called out on special at 2 PM. Was stationed at 11th and Walnut Sts. to watch out for the Procession. Lt. told me to go to N. St. bridge with grapling hooks and help Marquart fish for the bou that drowned. We found him and I reported the case. Got back at 7 PM. 70 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind SW.
Went to court this morning. Got home at 10:30. A ahower came up from the SW at 11:30. 75 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind SW.
Went to court again today. Got home at 1 PM. Had a case of my own. .....Clara came today on her way home. Left for the 7:45. 75 degrees. 5 AM, wind SW
Went to see Chas. Schroeder this PM. Found him suffering a good deal of pain. Lt. Streubing on vacatio0n. Lt. Koening takes his place. 58 degrees and fair. % AM, wind W
Made an arrest at 3:45 this morning at 3rd and Sherman. Got back home from Court at 10:30. Geo. Jr. came in this morning looking for work. 61 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind S.
Bruhus and Wilde were changed to the 9th and 10th wards. Janke and Kessel take their place. Slept all day. Had a nice shower this PM 65 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind W
Spent the day at home. The cousins letter came this PM. Went to Freds and got a pair of shoes. 64 degrees and cloudy. 5 AM, wind W.
Minnie and Ada went to church. I got up at noon and read the cousins letters. At 3 o'clock we started for Kellings - found they were not at home. So we went to Kellers and got supper. 55 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind S.
Shower at 3:15 this morning. Went to John Raddats and took supper. Home late this morning. 64 degrees and cloudy. 5:10 AM, wind NE.
Went to the races at Cold Spring Park from 9 PM to 6 AM. 57 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind E.
Home all day. ........... Commenced the cousins letters today. 70 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind SE.
Geo. Maechtle Jr. and Charles Hansen from Port Washington came today. I went to the races at 1:30 PM. 74 degrees and fair. Wind, SW.
Went to the races again today. Was the last bet makingf. 2.21 64 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind SW.
Went downtown with Maechtle Jr. looking for a job. Took him to the car barn. Got my watch tuned today. 10 seconds slow. 60 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind SW.
Got up at 2 PM. Went to Kehlings. Got supper and went to Station. 50 degrees and fair. %AM, wind SW.
Station duty from 1:30 to 5 PM. Geo. M. Jr. commenced practicing
on the Walnut St. car line. 61 dgrees and fair. 5 AM, wind NW.
Went to court this morning. Had a light shower this PM. 60 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind SW.
Slept all day. Caught cold last night. Got the rheumatism in left shoulder. Nice showers this evening. 65 degrees and fair. 5 AM, wind SW.
Weather cleared and very fine. Slept till 2 o'clock. Feel some better today. 62 degrees and cloudy. 5 AM, wind SW.
Walter and Helen came back today. I met them at the train. 48 degrees and fair. 4:55 AM, wind N.