William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
February 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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Defective walks: On north side of Wright St, 1st lot east of 1808; Fond du Lac Ave. between 30th St. and R.R. track on 10th ward side, Broken and missing planks, dangerous.

Defective walks: North side of Wright 20 ft. east of 20th, missing planks. Ditto between 22 and 23rd, missing planks; ditto NW cor. 233 and Wright, north side of Center between 15 1nd 16th, missing planks; North side of Center, 50' east of 17th, missing; North side of Center 100 Ft. east of 18th, missing plank.

Mrs. Wick, 1142-24th St. Reports that she left home yesterday afternoon at about 2 PM, forgeot to lock the door. Someone entered the house, broke open the money drawer and took a pocket book containing $7.00-- 1 $5 bill and 1 $2 bill and ransacked the bureau

New building on 18ty and Chambers. Addition to building, 1126-23rd.

Arrested August Schwartz, 1429 Hopkins on charge of A&B. Warrant sworn out by Augusta Schwarts, his wife.

2-11-1895 Schwartz fined $1.00 and costs. Last case in court. Left court at 11:50. Got home at 12:25 PM. Started to beat at 12:50 PM. Dead dog, 2513 Center. Reported.

New building, 2513 Center. New building on 21st between Hadley and Locust.

Ferd. Leinbach, 1083 Teutonia, saloon application O.K.

2-17-1895 New building on 17th St. between Wright and Clark Sts.

Sunday morning an unknown man drove out on Fond du Lac Ave. at 30th St. The horse was taken sick. They took the horse into aniz's barn. The horse died monday night. The man did not return. Brown mare, 800 lbs., gray head.

New building, 24 1/2 and Hopkins. Ward foreman, living at 1084-18th would like to see night officer Feb. 29th.

Dead cat 927-22nd. Dead dog, 18th and Clark. Reported.

2-24-1895 New building, 34th and Burleigh.

New building on 23rd between Center and Hadley.

Dead horses, 3002 Fond du Lac Ave. and 1617 Center.

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