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.
W.H. Groeling complains of C.N. Shaw (who was can washing for him) collecting and embeseling $8.00 in cash. I told G. to go to the station and report it.
Mike Sebold gave himself up at the west side station last night. Took him to court today. Case continued till tomorrow. Subpoenaed John Ketchman for defense. Prosecution supoenaed Chas. Dres as witness.
Court suspended sentence on Sebold on payment of $10.15 costs. Knock still at large.
Case of Chas. Braasch, grand larceny, continued till tomorrow.
Braasch pleaded guilty and Judge Wallber requested me to subpoena his mother for 2 PM today.
12-17-1894 Dead horse, 1208 18th St. Dead dog, 1160-22nd.
Albert Plato, 1529 Teutonia complains of some body stealing 12 chickens(11hens and 1 rooster), 4 white hens, white rooster, and 7 of different colors. Chickens heads were torn off.
Sylvester Wabershefsky, contractor, 891 Grant complains of someone stealing about 800 bricks from 17th and Chambers where he is putting up a building for Schlitz Brewing Co. Bricks were taken sometime between Sat. night and Monday morning.