William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
October 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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Mrs. Trotski's oldest girl was knocked down by a horse on Teutonia, between Wright and Clark at 4:45 PM. Witnesses, Hl. Jessen, 181 Marten St., Wm. Beck, 928 10th.

Fritz Zinke, 976-15th has paid license for saloon on Oct. 1st '95.

Three dead rabbits at 1070-19th.

Missing plank in walk on NW cor. of 22nd and Locust. Dangerous. New Building on 19th between Clark and Center.

Mrs. Wiskow, 1210-19th complains of gang of tough boys hanging around the cor. of 19th and Chambers in the evenings about 8:30 and staying there making disturbance sometimes as late as mid-night. Excavation for new building on Wright between 17 & 18.

Arrested Wm. Wenzel on charge of A&B. Complaint sworn out by Lisette Wenzel, a step daughter.

Wenzel got $50.00 and costs or 4 months, House of Correction. New building on 24 1/2 and Keefe Ave.

New building on Chambers between 21 & 22nd.

New building. on 34th between Burleigh and Ring Sts.

Addition to building, 1924-19th St. and 2515-2517 Center.

Rehberg's team ran away on Fond du Lac and 26th. Ran into Mary Otzelbergers buggy, threw her out and sprained her ankle. Smashed the buggy and broke jugs etc.

New buildings, SE cor. 18th and Center and rear of 1197 Teutonia.

Dead dog 1197 Clark Place. New building on Hadley between 25-26.

Arrested Andrea Formeier, alias Meyer at 27th and Fond du Lac at 1 PM. Charge- Drunk.

Formeier fined $5.00 and costs or 10 days. Judge Neelen. Fire broke out in a barn at 1006-21st St. at 1:30 PM. Owned by Alb. Kazanke, damage $5.00. Caused by little boy playing with matches. Officers-Miller, Dettman, Sizer and Pagenkopf.

New building on Janke Pl. between Hadley and Locust.

Frank Raasch, carpenter, reported someone broke open his tool chest at the cor. of 17th and Chambers and stole; 1 jack plane, i jointer, 1 smoothing,plane, 1 plow, 1 block plane, 2 hand saws, 1 fine crosscut, 3 chisels, 1 1/2 in. and 1 3/4 in. try squares. Value $13.00.

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