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.
Found Henry Brier at Fond du Lac and RR crossing sick. Stolzenfeld called the wagon and they took him to the emergency hospital.
Notified Fiebring of an open sistern at 1414 Wright St. at 8:15 AM.
Arrested August Belelier (alias Jim) on assault and battery warrant. Stoltzenfeld takes charge of case.
Horse, 800 lbs, attached to open buggy with keg of Brandy can be claimed at Ernst L...... . A list of 20 or so defective walks with broken planks follows
A list of 4 defective walks is given. Chimney fire at 972-14th. Property owned by Sellors Buettner. at 10:40 AM. No damage. Geo. J. Markey, 264-18th.
Sunday 1t 8:30 AM a woman came down from 35th and Keefe and complained of hunters trying to shoot her ducks. Went out there with her. Gustav Lambrecht, 2628 Fon du Lac Ave. Pool tables, 1.
Dead chicken at 1023-14th. Dead dog on 20th between Hadley and Locust.
Chas. Kastner, 2721 Bismark St, Milkman, has a brown horse with a sore neck. The horse is so poor he can hardly walk. He drives the horse every day in his milk wagon. Reported to Whitehead per order of Lieut. Kranisch. Dead chicken at 1109 Teutonia.
Little boy, 3 yrs. old, white straw hat, blue coat, red stockings, can be claimed at 1424 Wright.
Little boy, 3 yrs. old, white hair, blue eyes, striped waist, grey pants, black stockings, bare ehaded, can be claimed at 1232 Clark St. Then listed are 20 defective sidewalks with defective planks.
Arrested Oscar Scholz at his house, 2513 Center St. for breaking Ed. Weller's window last night. Walked him to the station. PM. went to the station and asked the Leiut. for advice. He told me to get Weller and go to the Dist. Attorney's office to get complaint for wilful destruction of property. Dist. Attorney was busy, so had to wait to nearly 4 PM.
Oscar Scholz sent to reform school till he is 21 yrs. old. Witnesses for prosecution, Mrs. Scholz, Ed. Scholz, Ed. Schug, Ella Welter and Ed. Welter who was complaining witness.
Little boy, 3 yrs. old, red and white striped waist, gray pants, black stockings, can be claimed at 1159-23rd St.
Chas. Guenther complains of a gang of boys hanging around the corner of 29th and Locust, making disturbance at 8 PM. John Lindermeyer, 1101-22nd St. complains of a gang of toughs hanging around his place on Saturday and Sunday nights. Night officer to look around.
Dead dog, 1082-17th St.
Otto Wolf, 3 yrs. old, Red and white striped waist, grey and blue striped pants, black stockings, white hair, missing from 2429 Fond du Lac.