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.
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.