William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
April 1894

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.

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APRIL 1894

People living in the neighborhood complain of parties living at 1329 Chambers, cleaning privy Sat. night Mar. 31 and dumping the contents in catch basins and strewing some on grass in front of house. I went by the place and could smell the stench and saw the stuff on the grass.

Henry Heincke, Herman Messinbrick.

4-12-1984 Henry Jedding, 1152 Teutonia, missing from home since 3 PM. 4 yrs. old, light hair, very short, blue eyes, Brown and white stocking cap. Blue coat, Gray and brown striped pants. Found'

Arrested Chas. Larson at 15th and North. Fined $10.00 and costs.

4-15-1894 Albert Behling, 872-23rd St. 30 yrs. old, cigarmaker, Insane. Taken to station by patrol wagon in charge of Srgt. Hoge.

Went to court withour prisoner. He was to bad to be taken there. Got an order from Justice McIver to transfer him to county jail.

Dead rabbit, rear of 767-14th st.

Ernst Radtke, 2329 Elm. April 19th at 9:40 AM. Ernst Radtke called me at 21st and Fond du Lac and said he had found a man hanging in Perrigo Park on old Fond du Lac Road. I reported the case to Central and got orders to go out there and see about it. Got back to 27th and Fond du Lac and reported to Central. Told them to send the coroner. Waited for the coroner at 24th and Fond du Lac and went out and got the body. Got back to 21st and North at 12:15. Went to dinner. Reported after dinner at 1:15 from 19th and Brown.

Mrs. Habermeyer, 2230 Fond du Lac Ave. reported that a man came to her and asked for board. Staid one night, left his trunk, went away next day.(Good Friday) and has not returned. Thinks his name was Frank Groelke, description - About 20 yrs. old, 5'7" tall, smooth face, brown hair, black over-coat,, soft hat,brown or blue shirt, dark suit. Carpenter. Dead dog, 1415 Wright St.

Henry Willschlager arrested at 3:30 PM at 27th and Fond du Lac. Vagrancy.

Paul Kroenig, 763 - 10th Notified 10 AM. Geo. Henning, 841 Teutonia Ave. notified at 10 AM. John Brierer 1836 Fon du Lac notified, 1.00 PM. Stephan Windisch, 797-14th Notified 2:30 PM.

Henry Tiegs, 1806 Fond du Lac notified 11:30 AM. John Piehl, 1930 Center, notified 1:45 PM. Frank Volksman 1101-22nd. notified at 4 PM. John Lindenmeyer, 1101 22nd St notified at 4 PM.
( Assumed these are awning notices)

Awning notices--Mrs. Bist, 767 Teutonia notified 8:30 AM. J. A. Muench, 833 Teutonia notified 9:15 AM. Geo. Henning, 841 Teutonis, notified 9:10 AM

Gustave Beyer 1019 Teutonia notified. Ferd Seehawer notifed.
Little boy 3 yrs. old, blue plush cap, gray striped waist, dark pants, can be found at 2422 Fond du Lac. Frank Dombeck, lot 15, block4 in Bryant and Henry's Subd. 10th wd., 878 Dousman,960-14th,1093 N. Water. -- Dead dog, 1195-22nd.

Mrs. Schochow, 1165-22nd, complains of a man in her neighborhood Impersonating an officer and makes a disturbance in her neighborhood. Wants night officer to watch around. Dead dog, 1716 Meinecke. Boy 3 yrs old, gray dress and large straw hat can be found at 979-10th. John Fuelster, 1027-22nd, complains of boys playing basebali on vacant lot south of his place, Saturday afternoons and Sundays.

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