William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
August 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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Herman Raasch complains of some one shooting his pigeons. I investigated, got no clue.

R. Goef, 960-16th St. Complains of boys playing ball near his house insulting his wife. Attended to at 5:10 PM.

Wedding at 1069-23rd. Night officer call around. Reported at 3:45 PM per telephone from 27th and Fond du Lac.

John Lindemayer, 1101 22nd St. has not paid saloon license. Notified to pay.

Mrs. Minnie Lindolph, 1256 -30th complains of her husband Henry is whipping her and does not support her. Advised her to see Mr. Whitehead. Night officer call at 1114-23rd St.
Little girl, 3 yrs. old, brown hair, blue eyes, brown dress, red shoes, bareheaded, can be claimed at 1241 Center St. Claimed at 6:40 PM by Mrs. Schuermerman.

Dead cat at 1520 Wright.

Dead cat at 2117 Fond du Lac. reported by tel. 8:45 AM.

Geo. Giese. 1232, Alten St., 6 yrs. old, brown soft hat, blue sailor waist, dark pants, black stockings. Ran away from Matthaus School cor. 10th and Garfield Was afraid of being vaccinated SW. cor. Bismark and Center Sts. Broken planks, walk dangerous.

Notified Lindermayer, 1101-22nd to get saloon license at once. Dead cat at 1414 Center. Rept. per tel. Miss Brown 1630 Fond du Lac complains of boys playing ball near her place and breaking down fence.

Arrested Geo. Frotzke, 1129-17th. Charge vagrancy. On Aug. 27 was found guilty and sentenced to reform school till he is 21 yrs. old.

Dead dogs at 1027-21st & 1168-22nd St.

Beilfus, 2 1/2 miles from city. Horse with sore shoulder. Team working on Hopkins Hi. Brown team, weigh 1100 lbs. each.

Notified John Lindemayer, 1101-22nd St, to stop selling beer and liquor until he has his license posted on the wall. Meiling, 2320 North and 5 childre. Housekeepr says they have hard times but are not starving. Dead dog at 23rd and North.

Annie Ferade, comes from Antigo, 12 yrs. old, was stopping at 2119 Elm St. Left the house bareheaded this morning.

2427 Bismark St., John Breunig, Booth St. had tools stolen. Dead dog at 1106 Center. Vicious dog at 1306 Louis Ave., G. Geiser. Dead dog at 2628 Fon du Lac. Doris Brisbauer, 1190-5th, 4 yrs. old, blue jacket, white silk hood, brown hair, blue eyes, tan shoes.

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