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.
70 deg. S. west wind. Fair. Warm. Wm C. Equitz 1098-24th quits saloon. Going to live private. Shedler in Saloon 2029 Center Drinking, full uniform. 20 minutes.
70 deg. SW changing to NE wind. Fair. Very warm early in the morn. at 8 o'c. Wind changed to NE. Cooler. 9:45 AM orders to be at Schlitz Park at 2 PM. At park entrance with Haase, Gueguinnie & Ressel until relieved by night officers. Left wheel at sta.
70 deg. E. wind. Rain. Wheel. Shower early this morn & rain again at 7:15.
70 deg. N. wind. Rain. Car. Rained all night & all morn till 8 o'c. Cloudy & damp all forenoon. Old Schwartz got his head pinched by his son Ed. "Tom" Gaulke got a piece of gas pipe in his head about 1:30 PM. by trying to be smart. Stuck a cannon cracker in gas pipe & it exploded. Picnic at Zingers Park from 19th & Center.
70 deg. E. Wind. Rain. Rain & foggy all night & this morn. Dead dog, 1142-21sr. Otto Neumann 2414 Wright closed up July 3rd.
70 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Wheel. Warm. Kingsley picnic at S. Mil. Robt. Weiss quit saloon at 987-24 1/2 St. Cor. Clark. Geo. Kehres 2660 Fond du Lac quit saloon business July 5th.
70 deg. NW wind. Fair. Wheel to-day. Shower last night. Cool breeze & pleasant. PM. Cloudy & cool.
50 deg. High NW wind. Fair. Wheel. Cool.
60 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Warmer toward noon. Wind changed to E. PM. Dead dog, 1163-23rd.
70 deg. South wind Fair, wheel. Warm. PM warr. for Emelia Schroeder, A&B, Bertha Sagen, 1134-23rd St. Comp. Emelie Schroeder 1132-23rd St., 39 yrs. old, housewife, Married, German. White. A&B. Bertha Schroeder 1134-23rd. Time July 7th, 99.
70 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool wind. Sun hot. Court with Schroeder & Sager. Schroeder found guilty. Fined $1.00 & cost-$7.32. Mrs. Schroeder has a good mouthpiece. I expect more trouble there. Got back to beat at 10:40.
70 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. Sergt S. Ret. from Vac. H. Schwanne 1083-20th Arr. by Hammer. Warr. by Ottellie Manteens 2017- Hadley. Disorderly.
65 deg. E. wind. Cloudy. Shower in the night & this morn. at 7:30. Saloon application of Alb. Krause & Fred Maylahn OK'd. Turned into Lieut. Showers toward evening. Saarous School Picninc at Zingers Park. Bo't. Punc. proof tire of Wilter & Mueller. Limbs on shade trees, 1139-23rd hang down to about 5 1/2 ft. above the side walk.
65 deg. E. wind. Cloudy. Foggy & damp. Clearing PM. Warm.
Kingsley Church in morn. McHenry's PM. & Grand Ave., Dr. Masden in eve.
Monday:- No Entry.
Left home on wheels at 4:30 AM with Sprowls. Got out to Ma's, 27 miles
at 7:24 AM. Went to Jakes at ( AM. At 11:20 J. with Nettie, Ada, Sprowls & myself started for Barton.
No entries unil 7-25-1899
70 deg. W. wind. Fair. Wheel. Back from vacation. Hot wind changing to NE at 9 AM.
75 deg. High W. Wind. Fair. Hot. Notified Maylahn, 927-22nd to get saloon license or close up. PM. Shower & cooler.
70 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Hot. PM wind changed to east. Cooler & partly cloudy. Mrs. Lippert 1447 North Pierce St. 2 New bldgs, Bismark & Clark.
75 deg. SW wind. Fair. Hot. Fred Maylahn 927-22 has saloon license dated July 20th '99.
55 deg. N wind. Fair. Cool. Shower last night. Baseball game bet. City officials and State officials for the benefit of New Richmond sufferers.
55 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Cool. Met Sergt Schneider at 10:10 AM., 21st & Center.
55 deg. SW wind. Fair. Walter and Ada came this noon. Officer Boyce eloped with Rose Champagne last Friday.