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.
I went down and got my cash. Had a tooth dug out. Have the nuralgia very bad. 25 degrees and cloudy.4:45 Wind S.
Staid at home last night with my sore face. Got up nearly all night. Doctored myself. Cloudy. Wind SW.
Drill today. Rained nearly all day. 40 degrees and cloudy. 4:45 wind SE.
Rained all night. Slept till 3:30 PM. Got up and went to Rohdes. 48 degrees and rainy. 4:45 wind SE.
Went to Rohdes and ordered a single bed. Went to Zillmers and got Walter an overcoat. 32 degrees and cloudy. 4:45AM wind W.
Commenced snowing at 1 AM. Snowed about 4 inches. Anna and Emma Stucky and Tillie Augustine came up for a while. 25 degrees and cloudy. 4:50 AM wind E.
Ada was sick all night. Charlie went to work today. Will board down town. Got a bed for me to-day and set it up. 15 degrees and fair.4:45 wind W.
Very chilly. Slept nearly all day. Got up with a head ache. 13 degrees and fair. 4:45 wind SW.
Went to see Joseph Risseouw this PM Went to the butcher shop on the way home. Letter to Aldm.. Kopmeir delivered at 6:110 PM. 33 degrees and fair. 4:45 wind SW.
Station duty today from 1 to 5 PM. 2 letters to Aldm. Kopmeir from City Clerks office delivered at 8:10 PM. 36 degrees and fair. 4:45 wind SW.
Went down town and paid interest for Helen. Minnie took Walter to Dr. Wunderman. Robbie Barth.......... . I took the .... . 32 degrees and fair. 4:45 wind W.
Minnie took Walter to the Dr. again today. Wrote a letter while Minnie and Ada went to Helens. 32 degrees and fair. 4:45 AM wind - still.
Took the children to the Sherman St. Sunday School. Geo. Jr. came last night. Charlie came up to-day. Made an arrest last night. 36 degrees and fair. 4:45 wind SW.
Made another arrest at 1:30 AM. Court to-day. Geo. Hr. was not to Reeseville today. Went down to see Charlie S. at 6 PM. He was gone to supper. 41 degrees and cloudy. 4:45 AM wind S.
Went to Roths today to find out about Charlie Siedschlag. Went downtown and came back without finding him. Went to Zellmers to practice for Sunday. 46 degrees and cloudy. 4:45 AM wind E.
Went to look for the Board ... . Bought some things for Xmas. Got home at 5:30 PM. 29 degrees and fair. 4:45 wind NW.
Went down to Drill. Walked around for a while and looked at a Zither. Took Vliet St. car home. 10 degrees and fair. 4:45 wind NW.
Last day of school until after Christmas. Took Walter to Dr. Schweers. Got an overcoat and cap. Went to Zellmers. 30 degrees and fair. 4:50 w
Brought a Christmas tree home this morning. Practiced all PM for Sunday school to-morrow. 24 degrees and fair. 4:50 Wind S.
Went to Sunday school with Walter and Ada. Katie Laubenstein came up with Helen. I played with the orchestra today. 22 degrees and fair. 4:50 wind S.
At home all day. Got a letter from C.A. Lapp and wrote a reply. 36 degrees and fair. 4:50 wind SW.
Commenced raining last evening at 6:50 and kept it up till 2 AM. Growing colder. Went downtown with Jaunke to buy Chrostmas present. Went to Zillmers. 40 degrees and cloudy. 4:45 wind SW.
At home all day. Practiced on the violin all the PM. Fixed up the Xmas tree. 33 degrees and cloudy. 4:45 wind SW.
Got our Chrismas tree ready and up this evening. 32 degrees and cloudy. 4:45 wind E.
Christmas. Eddie Maechtle came down to stay a while. He and I went for a walk.
40 degrees and cloudy. 4:45 AM wind SW.
Eddie and I went around town this PM. Weather growing colder. 10 degrees and fair. 4:45 AM wind W.
Eddie and I and the children went to Sunday School. 5 degrees and fair. 4:45 wind NW.
Went down to the Gas Works with Eddie. 25 degrees and fair. Wind SW.
Went out in citizens clothes this PM. Fair. Wind SW.
Station duty today. Feeling very bad. Fair.
Went home sick at 9:30 last night. Rainy. Went on duty tonight. 40 degrees and Cloudy. Wind SE.