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.
Fire broke out in shed at rear of 936 Teutonia Ave., owned by J. K........ , at 1;15 PM. cause not known. $50.00.
Dead Horse at 2652 Fond du Lac Ave. Reptd. per tel. 9 AM.
Herman Hozen, 2442 Center St. Reports of three men entering a vacant house, 2444 Center St. at 1:15 PM. and stealing lead pipe. No. 1 --dark cloth cap with peak, dark overcoat, 5'8" tall, 22 0r 23 yrs. old. 1170 lbs. No. 2- gray overcoat, gray cap. 5'4" tall, 18 or 19 yrs. old. Thin face. No.3- 5'4" tall, 19 yrs. old. gray overcoat, datrk suit of clothes, dark cap.
Dead horse, 1053-25th. Reported per tel. 3:40 PM.
F. Winkle complains of boys hanging around his store, 1101 23rd St at 8 PM in the evening and wants them chased. Notified Fiebing and Kelliher of an open cistern at 1414 Wright St.
Dead dog at 1127-16th. Reported.
John Zinke, 976-15th
Tramp about 20 yrs. old, 5'4", black stiff hat, long black overcoat, gray striped pants, white shirt, standing collar,blue 4 in hand tie, medium black mustache, dark eyes. Begging for money at 1007 Teutonia.
Brown horse, 1000 lbs, attached to a top buggy with red wheels, black top and box can be claimed at Burtahnus Brick yard on Watertown Plank Road, just west of the toll gate.
Dead dog, Center St. between 26&27.
Carl Krueger, 1183-18th.