William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
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.
Sunday. Quiet all day.
Sidewalk in dangerous condition on east side of 28th St. between Fond du Lac and Hadley. Broken and missing planks. Went to Reilleys at 8:45. Tried on my overcoat. Then went to Central and paid $30.00 interest. Missed 9:40 report. A.J. Guequinne's wifr was buried today. Went to Station at 6:30 to get orders for election.
Election day. Stationed at 29th and Galena. Got my returns at 1:10 AM. Got home at 2:30 AM.
Quiet all day. Everybody tired. McKinley elected. State and County tickets, Republican.
Snowed nearly all day. 8 inches of snow fell. Drill. Shooting record 7.0.9
Quiet all day. Notified people to clear their sidewalks.
One of Rahn's horses fell in the sewer on Center and 22nd Sts. at 11 AM.
Sunday. Wore overcoat for first time. Quiet all day.
Operator told me at 1:45 PM that Thos Peotzel, 1213 22nd St. was going to transfer to 861-12th St. and John B. Mosbacher, 861-12th wanted to transfer to 1213-22nd. Told him it was all right and told him to notify the West Side Station.
J.B. Mosbacher transfered from 861-12th to 1213-22nd St. Took the license to that number this PM.
Quiet all day.
Drill. Went to Pantkes and got my cap. Red. 7.0.8. Went to the Courthouse and had our pictures taken.
Quiet all day. Geo. Knoch and Adolph Schug came out today.
Dead dog, 2428 Center.
Sunday. Wear caps today. Very warm. Frank Leinbach, 1435 Hopkins, reports some one stole 18 pigeons from his coop sometime last night.
Markey and McGovern, contractor, working on 20th compel their teams to load 2 1/2 yds of crushed stone on their wagons and haul from North Ave. Depot to 20th and Locust. Notified Central and told them to notify Whitehead.
Colder, cloudy, NE wind.
Warmer this morning. Cloudy, rain showers, wind NW Cold wave at 10 AM.
Got word from LaCrosse that Arthur Klubertain and Hugo Laughenrich were there. Notified parents, 998-15th and 1072-14th. Drill. Record7.0.9. Went with Stolzenfeld to 29th and Center and arrested two of the Siegert boys for stealing ducks and chickens.
Dead turkey, 1012-24th.
Snow this morning.
Sunday. Quiet all day.
Quiet all day. Constable of Wauwatosa looking for A.F. Becker.
Quiet all day. Letter for Ald. Winkel.
Raining, nothing going on.
Thanksgiving. 1/2 hr. extra for dinner, 11 to 12:30. Rain and very warm in the morning. Rained all day.
Dead dog, 2029 Center.
Windy. Quiet all day. Drilled today account of Thurs. being Thanksgiving. Shooting record 7.0.11.
Sunday. cold. Quiet all day.
Quiet all day. Cold. Zero weather.