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.
Millie Braasch, 699-19th St. reports that at 2:15 PM two came into the yard, one went into the kitchen and took a bracelet and neck chain valued at $6.00. Description no. 1 -- 5'10" tall, slim built, smooth face, light complection, light hair, russet shoes grayish blue sack coat, white straw hat. No. 2 5'8", stouter build, dark complection, dark hair, dark suit, dark soft hat, sack coat. Both well dressed. Dead cat, 2507 Bismark.
Dark brown mare, weighs 900 lbs., about. 13 yrs. old. Can be claimed at 1018 Teutonia Ave.
Hydrant on 23rd and Clark leaks badly. Also, at 18th and Wright. Josie Schroeder, 1920 Meinecke, son of John Schoeder missing since 11 AM. Ashes to be removed from 1813 Center. Dead cat, 2101 Clark. Subpoena for Harges in the case of Jakie Beischer for prostitution. Judge Waller would like night officer to call at Coorseus Place, NW cor. Garfield and Holton and tell Julius that he (the judge) would like to see him at the Clerk's office tomorrow morning.
Reinhold Hawas, Agt. for Schlueter Bakers Supplies,110&112 Harmon St. Had his horse and buggy taken from Tenth and Center at 9 AM by Jakie Beisler and Adolph and costs ,
Lutz. Hawas and I followed them out the Hopkins Road to Betsolds Saloon near North Milwaukee.
Shengler and I arrested the boys at Zutz's Barn, 1072-17th St. Fined $1.00
A man, 5'8" tall, 40 yrs., black side whiskers, white straw hat dark coat, gray pants, carried a satchel-tan colored. No. 2, 25 yrs. old, 5'6", 140 lbs, straw hat, dark suit, Pimples in face. Both Jews selling watches and repairing.
Blocks between the car track on Fond du Lac Ave. between 20th & 21st are out of place. Leaves the street in bad shape.
Arrested Wm. Fielhaber, 979-10th St. Got him from Inspector Miles on Cherry St. at 11 AM. Assault and Battery complaint, Linn Mielke, 886-7th.
Fire broke out at 1115 Hadley in rear house, 1 story cottage, owned by Gustav Fuchs. Occupied by Ginske, Time 1:40 PM. No insurance on house.
Nuisance on street at 2415-2417 Center. Wm Fielhaber found not guilty. Can pay court costs.
Arrested Edw. Leopold on Hadley and 24th at 4:45 PM. Charge Drunk and Disorderly. Stole razor from Henry Zastrow, 2111 Fond du Lac. Fred Reamer and Wm. Best, witnesses. Fined $10.00 and costs.
Mrs. Pagenkopf, 17th & Davis, complains of an open well in her neighborhood. Notify Detmann.