William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
December 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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Icy walks- All vacant lots on Clark St. from Teutonia to 24th St., All vacant lots on Center from 14th to 27th, School grounds, 22nd and Center, Hadley from 15th thru 24th St., School grounds on 15th and Hopkins, Chambers from Teutonia to Hopkins.

H.W. Teich, 927-22nd has city clerk's permit to sell liquor, also a permit from the Chief to run saloon until Dec. 7th on account of the City Treas. moving to new city hall and cannot receive money.

2 new buildings on 20th between Hadley and Locust.

New builldings on 27th between Locust and Chambers and on NE cor. 24th and Center.

New building on 25th between Hadley and Locust.

New building on Center between 24th and 24 1/2 St. 5 new buildings on 30th between Chambers and Burleigh.

Aug. Borth moved out of Canitz Saloon and left Canitz and wife to run the place. Dead dog- 1019- 14th, rear.

Dead dog, 1101 23rd. New building on 24th between Center and Hadley.

A bundle of cloth, ready for sewing was lost by some tailor - Can be found at 1132 - 18th. Luebeke. Addition to building, 1119-21st St.

A. Butcheid, 2702 Fond du Lac Ave., Blacksmith, reports that someone unknown broke into his shop and stole a set of Dies and screw plates of lightning screw plate Mfg. Value-$12.00. Arrested Chas. Zastrow, Cigarmaker, for begging. Charge disorderly, time 9:22 AM. 21st and Center. Simon Rippley, 1167-23rd St. gets drunk and raises cain in the neighborhood so that the people can't sleep. They would like to have the night officer watch around there.

Chas. Zastrow taken to court. Got off on suspended sentence. Promised he would never drink again.

Notified Mrs. Krueger, 1183-18th that Aug. Buetow is at the County farm.

Seigert, North Milwaukee- Horse ran away some time yesterday. Ran towards Milwaukee. Gray horse, 1200 lbs. with mane clipped, attached to a cart. If found-notify Schmitt 1415 Wright.

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