William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
May 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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MAY 1895

Carl Jacobowski, 7 yrs. old, dark blue pants, gray blouse waist, black stockings is missing from 20th and Fond du Lac Ave.

John P. Schwitzer applied for saloon license at 1083 Teutonia, Hohlfelder's Pace. No. has been changed from 1061 to 1083.

6:30 PM. Arrested Adolph Scholz, charge - drunk and disorderly. Had a fight. Ed. Schwartz tried to release him but failed. I got a black eye.

New police court opened on Broadway in the old emergency hospital. Judge Neelen presides. Scholz fined $20.00 and costs or 90 days. He went out to the House of Correction. Wm Podewitz, Fred Podewitz and Ed. Weller, witnesses.
Got a warrent for resisting an officer for Ed. Schwartz. Arrested John Welch for drinking at 27th and Fond du Lac. at 5:45 PM.

Welch fined $5.00 and costs. Mrs. Mertz, 1025-29th want to see Stotzenfeld. Dead dog, 929 Teutonia. Mrs. Ruff, 1004-29th lost a small handbag. Dead dogs at 1399-24th and 1004- 22nd. Dead dog, 1514 Wright. Special.

Stoltzenfeld arrested Ed. Schwartz and I was on vacation. S. came to the house, told me to come to court.

Schwartz fine $10.00 or 30 days for resisting an officer. Witnersses, A. Stagg, Wm. Podewitz and R.R. Custis

Dead dog, 961-21st.

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