William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
May 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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MAY 1896

Dead dog, 1514 Wright St. New building 1083-29th St.

Oscar and Edwin Klatka, 1144-30th St., 16 and 14 yrs of age, were sent to the Reform School by Judge Walbern on charge of burglary. Went to O'Reilley's at 8:45 AM to get my dress coat. It didn't fit I went to the central station and paid my interest. Got my key filed down. Went to Judge Walbern's court in the Klatke case, left there at 11:30 AM Went to O'Reilley's, got my coat. Left my measurements for a summer suit. Went to central and had my coat inspected by Serg't O'Connor. Got home at 12:55 PM. ut in my 1st report at 1:45 PM. New building on 25th between Hadley and Locust.

At 6 PM got a warrant for Adolph Scholz- Charge A&B. Complaintent Anna Mattuscheke (Canitz girl). Went to court May 5th. Scholz fined $10.00 and costs.

Arrested James Malone (alias) at 29th and Lisbon. D&D. May 9th Malone fined $10.00 and costs.

Dead dog, 1161-20th. Dead dog, 1196-22nd. Chas. Kirchhabring applied for transfer from 1128 Walnut to 1213-22nd St., 20th ward. Anna Bathka, 2304 North Ave. missing since 11 AM. 4 yrs old, blue dress, bareheaded.

Dead dog, 2639 Fond du Lac. Christina Ponick, 727-22nd, 6 yrs. old, dark hair, bareheaded, red and green mixed dress missing since 6 PM.

Jos. Burean, 1096-16th applied for saloon license to open May 30th '96.

Last night at 6 PM I arrested Peter and Anton Stiehl on A&B warrant sworn out by Mrs. Canitz. Lambrecht bailed them out. Judge Neelen found them not guilty and ordered complaintent to pay costs, $5.74. Stiehls were defended by D. J. Dalton. Got home at 12 noon. New building on Center between 18th and 19th. New building on 19th and Hadley. New building on Janke Place between Hadley and Locust.

Chas. Steinberg, 985-24th St. hung himself in a vacant barn at 981-24th St. Left home at 2 AM, was found by his wife and mother at 8:30 AM. 51 yrs. old, married, no children. Body taken in charge be undertaker Schneider, 1920 Fond du Lac. Business troubles are supposed to be the cause. A boy, 3 yrs. old, and a girl 2 yrs. old, blue waist, brown pants. Girl, brown checked dress, bareheaded. 907 14th

Defective walks-- vacant lots on Center St. between 17th and 20th Sts. Loose, broken and missing planks and stringers. All are rotted away. Walks dangerous. Dead dog, 868 4th.

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