William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
January 1896

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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Lttle girl 6 or 7 yrs. old Bohemian, dark dress with gray shawl with red stripes can be found at 969-15th.

Annie Luedtke, 1088-24th complains of a man about 22 to 24 yrs., 5'7" tall, dark moustache, pink small dark cloth cap, dark overcoat, carried lunch box, Exposing his person to her on 24th and Clark on Tues. morning, Wed. evening and Thurs. morn. at about 6:15 AM, and 6:30 to 6:45 PM.

Dead dog, 1084-26th.

15 min. late at 9:45 AM on account of investigating a case with Sergt. Schneider at 1096-22nd and 1126 Janke Place.

Edwin Groeling, 1041 Teutonia reports of a woman giving her name as Mrs. Bothman, 915 Wright St. ordering a bill of groceries amountin to over $5.00 and took 1/2 lb. butter and package of self-rising buckwheat flour. Does not live there. No such number. Placed the order on Jan. 14th to be delivered at 6 AM. Neuman and girls, 1136 Teutonia, that Mrs. Bothman ordered $1.64 worth of meat. Took 1 1/2 lbs of chopped beef along with her. Does not live there at 828 Wright. No such number. About 40 yrs. old, short and stout, dressed in black. Same party at 1120 Teutonia on Jan 15th, ordered $2.35 worth of meat. Took 60 cts. worth along, claimed to live at 1615 Hadley. No such number. Gave name of Jones or Jonies.

New building, rear of 1023-16th.

14 minutes late at 2:45 on account of watching for boys throwing stones against Fricky's Store, 18th and Center.

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