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.
Mrs. Jaeger, 1101 17th reports to me that her son Adolph has returned.
Stationed at 2nd prec. 10th ward.
Notified Koenigtzen to repair walk in front of his residence on North Ave.
John Birk, 774 Teutonia reports that a man come to his shop last night at about 5 o'clock and bought chicken (48 cts) and 1 pound of weiner sausage (10 cts0. He gave in payment a check on the F. Mayer Boot and Shoe shop signed by F. Mayer for $10.00. Birk hesitated a little and finally gave him $9.42, Soft hat. Smooth face. Brown hair. Said he got the check from Chas. Frank, 14th St. 140 lbs. 5ft. tall and 20 or 21 years.
Late 11 minutes at 10:45 because of trouble between Koelfrin and Dagelhardt about a dog.
Geo. Trotzke, 1129-17th was beaten and thrown out of doors by his father, Herman Trotzke at about 12 o'clock. He was taken in by Aug. Brandt, 1105-17th whp notified me. The boy has several bruises on his arms and a cut on his forehead. I talked to his father who
promised to let him come home, Took the boy home at 3 PM.
Aug. Wiederhof left his watch with Chas. Zimmerman, 1730 Lloyd St. as security for 30 cents cash. W. lives on or near Hopkins Road near file works. Works for Jos. Gargan, teamster.