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.
Chas. Wassow 778-29th 10th wd Stray horse at 27th and Fond du Lac. Want him taken away.. Dead dog at 993-19th.
Carpenters building house on 22 nd St. between Clark and Center, complain of people stealing lumber evenings. Would like to have the night man look around and catch them if possible.
Mrs. Lina Mellies, 1190-24th says she saw them (Luderus & Schepe) have each other by the collar. Then Luderus let go and Schepe struck Luderus in the face with a whip. Ernst Mellies, brother-in-law' corroaborates Mellies story. Mrs. Clara Prager says she heard a lound noise and saw children running. She went to the front4 porch and saw Luderus and Schepe have each other by the collar but didn't see and blows struck.
2 men came to Goodings store at 4:30 PM to buy a safe. Came back to the office, looked at the safe and went away. Description-- 5'10", complection, light. dark hair, black stiff hats, grey suits, 30 to 35 yrs. old.
Stop box at 2716 Fond du Lac leaks badly. The plumber Massino has been told about it, and the inspector knows about it. Nothing has been done about it. There is quiite a wast of water. Dead dog, 825-14th.
Notified F.C. Busin and Ewald & Meyer to raise awnings.
Dead dog, 2515 Center. Application for saloon license, Phillip Stock, 1039 Teutonis, to June 3rd, 1894. Opened June 1st.