William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
September 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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Aug. Booth made application for saloon license at 3002 Fond du Lac Ave.

Arrested John Krohn, 1076-24th St. on warrant sworn out by Martha Voelz for disorderly conduct.

Krohn had his case continued until tomorrow morning.

Krohn fined $1.00 and costs. Total $8.74.

Dead dog, 1012-15th St. Excavation for new building, corner of 21st and Hadley. Dead dog, 9th and Lee St.

9-7-1895 New house at SE corner 17th and Clark.

Some unknown person threw a stone into the front window at 2325 Center St. sometime last night. Fire broke out in 1081-16th St. at 3 PM. House owned by P. Laabs, Occupied by M. Dippmann. Fire broke out in one corner of the sitting room in a childs table. Damage $10.00. Cause unknown. Officers, Sizer, Miller and Schroeder. Dippmann's insured for $500 and Laabs on house for $900.00 At 4 PM I arrested Julius Wolfgram at 19th and Clark on charge of Drunk and Disorderlt. F. Mintzlaff helped drag him to the Box at 21st and Hadley.

Wolfgram fined $5.00 and costs. Bailed but did not appear.

New building, 1156-16th St. in rear. Adrian Hofemeister, 1173-18th St. left his family on Thursday. Left family in destitue circumstances. Rent $8.00 per month is due Sept. 1st.
5 children, oldest 6 yrs. Youngest 5 weeks. 40 yrs. old. Black soft hat, fedora, dark beard full growth, short.

Excavation for rear building on Center between 20th & 21st.

Excavation for new building on Center between 20th and 21st. Christ Kraemer, 872-9th St.

Excavation for building on 18th between Wright and Clark, also, 18th between Center and Hadley and Hadley between 25th and 26 and 24th between Center and Hadley.

New building, rear, 1602 Hopkins and 27th south of Hopkins.

Fire broke out at 704-30th St. in a cottage owned by James O. Brier. Fire stated in attic, Insured- $375.00. Officers- Stolzenfeld, Haase, Jaunke, Sizer, Nehn and Bennett.

Notified Adam Cloz, partner and brother of Peter Cloz, 1065-17th St. to remove obstruction from alley in rear of 1065-17th St. by Sat. Sept. 20th. New buiding, Wright and 17th. Complaint is made by parties living at 963-28th of Knoch's gang disturbing their nights. Oscar Uhlich, carpenter, living at 2441 Brown, complains of someone stealing signal lanterns from new buildings on Teutonia near Groeling Ave.

Dead dogs at- 24th and Burleigh, 16th and Meinecke.

Excavation for new building on Chambers betwen Teutonia and Hopkins.

Excavation for new buidling on 15th between Wright and Clark.

Excavation of new buildings on 16th between Meinecke and Wright and 19th and Meinecke.

Fritz Linke made application for saloon license 1t 976-15th St. from Oct. 1st.

Notified Wm Equitz, 1623 Center St. to remove rubbish from Brady and Cambridge Ave. Order per tel.

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