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.
6-1-1895 Missing entry
Dead dogs at cor. Locust and 27th and 1006-22nd. Saloon app. of Albert Stromholz, 1039 Teutonia. Open June 2 nd. OK.
Mrs. Knute Janetson of the school at 12th and Center complains of boys using the barracks in connection with the school and destroying and ransacking the the place. No. 1.- 20yrs. old, 5'9 or 10", brown hat, dark clothes, no coat. No. 2.- Dark hat and clothes, same as No. 1. No's. 3 & 4.- 12 to 14 yrs. of age., straw hats, knee pants, light colored sailor waists.
Arrested Wm. Equitz on warrant by Mathilda Rossow, 65 Burleigh St. Went to Mrs. Rossow's house twice. First time she was not at home. Subpoenaid complaintent and Emiliea Equitz 764-14th and Wm. Zautch, 1620-Center.
Missed reports at 3:45 and 5:45 PM.
Wm. Equitz found not guilty. Complaintent ordered to pay costs.
Phillip Kraetsch applied for saloon licence at 1213-22nd
Little girl 3 1/2 or 4 yrs. old and boy 2 1/2 yrs. old can be claimed at 920 12th St. Girl bare headed and red dress. Boy, straw hat and white dress. Children returned to Frank Steger, 609-9th St. Paul Langheinrich, 998-15th, missing since 5 PM. 3 yrs. old, dark waist and pants. 6:45 PM. arrested John Missenbrink at 2402 Center St. Charge 2 D's.
Missenbrink fined $5.00 and costs. by Judge Schalmeier. Gustav Lambrecht, witness. Arrested Henry Brier on warrant sworn out by Health Dept. - Doing scavenger business without a license. Witnesses Ph. Goenes and Daniel Schramm.
Brier find $10.00 and costs. Dog to be shot at 951-32nd.
Hyrandt at 27th and Hadley, leaking badly. Reported. Albert Behling, 872-23rd--Crazy.
Arrested Geo. Brown (alias) on 17th and Center, D&D at 2 PM. His pals escaped. No.1--short, 5'6"", stout, 160 to 170 lbs, short sack coat, smooth face, black stiff hat., few gray hairs on his head. No.2--was arrested by R. A. Miller at 2:30 PM. Brown and his pal each fined
$5.00 I took them to the inspectors office on June 14.
27 minutes late at 2:45 on acc't of complaint at 27th and Hopkins. Dead dog, 902-20th.
Little girl, 2 1/1 yrs. old, can be claimed at 1701 Center. Bareheaded, brown figured dress, red hair ribbons.
Arrested Augusta Alter on warrent sworn out by Ella Zautcke. In court till 12:30. Case continued till Sat. 22nd.
Dead dog, 1024-21st.
Mr. Wilson, sewer contractor, complains of boys destroying signal lanterns and doing other damage at 14th and Locust St. Would like it stopped. Dead horse, 1808 Wright St.
Arrested John Lindenmeyer on warrant sworn out by Mrs. Manwinski. Charge Assault and Battery. Witness, Henry Leudtke. Dead dog, Hadley St., between 17th and 18th. Dead dog, 1518 Wright.
Fredricka Cantz, 3002 Fond du Lac Ave. has a dance hall in the rear of saloon. Keeps dances occasionally on Saturday and Sunday nights. Arrested Audrey Meyer, charge-Drunk, 30th and Fond du Lac.
Sentence suspended by Judge Schoemtal. Mrs. Schroeded, 743-27th -- parasol. Dead dog, 27th and Locust, first house north of corner.
Reinhold Juechter, 19th St. annoys school children when they are going home from school. OK'd application of Hofa and Hirsch to erect a carousel at 14th and Clark for the period of two weeks. Heavy rain flooded cellars. Ninth ward school picnic.
Reinhardt Juechter, 1120-9th St., suspended from school. White horse, 14 yrs. old missing from barn, 1471-20th. Owned by A.B. Gillice.
Arrested John Kelsch, charge A & B. Complaint by Peter Indes, North Milwaukee. Witnesses, Robert Tesch, Constant Hartl and Adolph Zartner. 1015-28th, small black dog.