William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
August 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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Went to House of Correction at 1 PM. Arrested Chas. Koch, 21 yrs. old, U.S., Laborer on disorderly warrant. Complaintent, Paulina Haas. Subpeonade witnesses, Pauline Haas, Geo. Dworak, Amelia Dreser, Louis Jalas and Chas. Dresen .

Knoch got 30 days. Left court at 10:45 AM. Notified Amelia Canitz to show license or close up.

Went to the central station this morning and took the examination for position as Roundsman. Got done in 1 hr. 19 min. Reported from 10th and Center at 10:45 AM.

Excavation for house on Janke Pl. between Hadley and Hopkins.

St. Bernard dog can be claimed by owner at 2201-Center St. Wedding at 999-21st, Aug. 17th. Night officer to call around.

Served notice from Building Inspector on Louis Schroeder at buillding on Center between 26th & 27th at 8 AM. Missed my first report on account of going to the building inspectors office. Arrested Otto Rogge. 3016 Locust St. 10 yers. old. Charge- assult and battery
Complaint by Augustina Timm. Arrested Herman Canitz and Fredricka Canitz for selling liquor with out a license. Missed 3:45 report on account of a warrant for Otto Rogge.

Herman Canitz fined $50.00 and costs, total $59.48. Fredricka Canitz, sentence suspended.Otto Rogge found not guilty. Compaintent, Augustana Timm ordered to pay costs.

Excavation for building, south side of Center between 16 & 17th. 15 min. late at 6:45 PM on account of complaint of Mrs. Keating, 2512 Center St.

Dead horse on 29th between Center and Hadley. New house being built on 19th between Cambers and Burleigh Sts.

New house on 19th between Chambers and Burleigh. Parties living at 907-22nd want to see Health Officer.

Two houses being built on 20th between Chambers and Burleigh. Exczvation, NE cor. Chambers and 17th.

Fire caused by lightning broke out in Gust. Scholl's barn, 1298 Teutonia Ave. at 1:40. Damage $75. Insured.

Temporary sewer on 27th St. between Fon du Lac and Center St. has broken down and caved in. Needs repairing at once. Wedding at 2902 Wright St. to-night. Night officer to call around. Sewer caved in on Louis Ave. at 927. Mrs. Wirth 663-19th, reports a woman committing abortions. Ref. Mrs. Purdy 665-19th. A wedding at 1902 Chambers on Thursday evening. Night officer to call.

Small silver watch with double hair chain, two bangles or charms, one with mon ogram and 1893 made from a dime and one with charm with J.P.T. made from a dime can be claimed by owner at 1149-2oth St.

Fredricka Canitz applied for saloon license at 3002 Fond du Lac. O.K.

Dead dog, 2329 Center.

Sewer caved in on Hopkins near Janke Place. Excavation for new building on Chambers between Teutonia and Hopkins.

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