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.
Complaint made of Henry Hauermann molesting his mother at 1221- Teutonia Ave. Complaint from central station. Called around there at 8:30 AM.
Signal light wanted at 17th and Chambers. Notified the contractors.
Mrs. Markscheffel 1217 19th complains of Tesch's boy and Ertl's boys, 1015 Teutonia bothering her children when they go to the store.
Seb. Mahlin, 1702 Center wants to see the night officer.
Henry Brier reports having trouble with his mother-in-law, Mrs. Sauer, 30th St. between Chambers and Hadley. Says trouble came because he wanted to know where his wife Rosa got a silk dress which she got for a Christmas present.
Oil lamp not lighted on 22nd and 23rd and..... last evening. Shot a horse for Chris Seitzen, 1053-25th St. at 6:20 PM.
Reported dead horse at 1053-25th St. and 3 dead chickens on south side of Hadley between 23rd and 24th St.
Notified owner at 1410 Wright St. to put ashes on side walk at 8:10 AM. 8:45 am. Got orders to look up the line man and tell him to go to the telephone. Went over Center St. from Teutonia to Fond du Lac and then to 21st St. Called in again and was told to go to 22nd and Locust, from there to 20th and Locust. Got orders at 9:45 to go to 2304 North Ave. where a Small Pox patient was to be removed. Staid there till 10:45. Reported at 21st and North.
House at 1075 16th St. Vacant. Day and night officer keep watch.
Lizzie Tews 11 or 12 yrs old, living on the county road, near the toll gate on Cedarburg Plank Road, fell on the SW corner of Teutonia and Wright and broke her leg just above the ankle at about 4:30 PM on Jan 11th. Attended by Dr. Jermain, 965 Teutonia Ave. Reported by Rob't King 927 Teutonia.
Mrs. Hauke lives at 968 19th St.