William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
February 1895

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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Wedding at 1128 23rd. Have night man call around.

Dead goat at 1138-8th St.

Stephanie Brouchgaus, 910-24th complains of his step son, Wm. B., 18 yrs. old, making trouble and will not behave himself. Stolzenfeld and I were called there.

Mrs. Gaulke, 1167 Teutonia Ave. reports that night before last, someone broke into her barn and stole 10 hens and one rooster.-- 1 white, 2 brown and 7 yellow. Rooster, grayish brown.

Flora Mengel, 10 yrs. old, living at the SW corner of 35th and Center, reports being assaulted by a man at the car wheel foundry at about 8:15 AM. Description- Brown striped cloth cap with peak. Blue overalls with shoulder straps, brown woolen jacket tucked in the overalls, short dark full beard and mustache.

Augusta Stiegler, 960-17th St. went out to get rolls at the bakery at 7AM and had not returned by 8:30 AM. 7 yrs old. Wears a red cap, blue jacket and blue dress. Carried a basket. I found her ar 22nd and Center and took her home at 9 AM.

Dead dog at 1517 Wright St. Reported to station keeper.

Henry Bucheil 1256-21st St, disorderly in school at 15th and Hopkins. Called by the Principal, Miss Kippenberger. Gave the boy a good talking to and he promised to do better.

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