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.
Reported from box at Teutonia and Center that water pipe was leaking on 16th between Hadley and Locust. Small black and tan dog at Buettner and Beck's Butcher Shop with license tag 6665.
Traded beats with Jaunke for a few days till Arthur gets better.
Little girl, 3 yrs old, gingham dress plaid and whie, straw hat, brown riffor, light hair, blue eyes. 2221 Elm St., Rear.
Tillie Walter says she l;ives on Cherry St. and can be found at 580-14th. Emil Plautz, 1086-25th wants to see night officer. Got Fritz Lapp's knife. See about Tillman's receipt.
Fire at 922-22nd St. at 9:45. House owned by Henry Raduega. Occupied by Fred Zimdors & A. Tice & Mrs. J. Borvhert. Cause- children playing with matches. About $200.00 damage. Dead cat, 1069- 9th St. Dead dog, 1178-19th St.
Edward Suhin living in Town of Granville, drove in Fond du Lac Ave. with a load of hay. When crossing 27th St. has wagon sank down in a trench where the water pipe had been laid. The hind wheel sank down and the axel broke. Happened at about 11 AM. I saw it at 3 PM.
Tell Peter Puitin that John Smith is arrested at NW Station, 11:40 AM. Slop water standing in street at 2415,16, and 17 Center St. Flossie Sells, 630-22nd St., 4 yrs. old, light hair, light dress, blue ribbons.
Fred Burr, 773 Teutonia says a man 23 or 24 yrs. old, light hair and smooth face, about 5'8" tall, poorly dressed, no vest, white flannel shirt, light tie, slouch hat, tried to sell him a watch chain and a finger ring with stone setting marked 18k. The fellow had large front teeth. .
Oscar Boedickin, about 2 yrs. old, bareheaded, light hair, red dress, shoes no stockings, missing from 2040 Kilbourn Found.
Taxes, John Breier, 1836 Fond du LAc Ave, 10th wd. $3.83.
Henrietta Glienke found on 20th and North Ave. Said she had been drinking and had lost her way. Said she lived on North Ave. opposite the Dye Works. (Krahn's Stoves.). Took her as far as Teutonia and North and told her to go straight ahead till she got home. She had a sprinkling can and said she had been to the cemetary. Her boy was drowned about 3 years ago in the river above Busch's Boathouse. I was sent with grappling hooks to drag the river. I got him. J. Bennin helped carry him home. Dead dog, 1514 Wright. Shot dog at 1516 Wright.