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.
32 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. White frost. PM Thunder showers toward eve.
45 deg. SE wind. Fair, Warmer. Checks at 1:45PM.. Lois & Laura came back from Waukesha. Lois goes home on 1:50 PM train. Went to Chapmans to celebrate their Silver Wedding this Eve. Conf. appointments. Sprowls goes to Tomahawk. A.R. Grant comes to Kingsley
45 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warmer. Kassow's funeral today. Took my wheel to shop, 26th & North Ave. Got my wheel at 11:30- charge 25 cts.
45 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Cloudy. Moderate. Quite warm toward noon & PM. Laura went home on 1:50 train.
55 deg. NW wind. Fair this AM. Warm all day. Met Lt. JK at Eng. 22 at 3:20 PM.
50 deg. N. Wind. Fair. Warm. Light showers last night. PM wind sprang up from SE. Cooler toward eve.
50 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Warm.
50 deg. N. wind. Fair. Moderate. Growing warmer toward noon. Foggy this morn. Sergt. S. tel. for me to meet him on Center St. at 9:30. Which I did. Met Rev. A.R. Grant on way from dinner. PM. Wind sprang up from NE changed to E to SE. Cool.
40 deg. SE wind. Fair. Cool. Dead dog, 1060-27th.
50 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warmer. Otto Neumann applied for saloon license at 2414 Wright St. OK. Ordered signal light placed at 20th & Hadley on trench where water pipe had been laid. Hennings team, 1027-22 got in there 6:30 PM.
55 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Rain in the night. Warmer. Orders from sta. per Hentz to bring in lantern from 20th & Hadley. Muddy riding on 11th & Walnut. Fell & broke lantern globe. Tore pants at right knee. Got to Sta. where men were up ranks.
55 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Rainy & foggy. Clearing after noon. New bldg. 24 1/2 & Clark. New bldg, 30th & Auer Ave.
60 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. New bldgs; 24 1/2 & Clark & 30th & Auer. Noon hot SW wind. Had to change underwear.
50 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Warm & showery all night. Changed to cool this morn. Growing colder. 1st quarterly conf. at Kingsley last night. PM. Put on flannel underwear at noon. Orders at 1:45 to go to footBall game at 2:30. S. Side High vs. Marquette College. 20 min. halves. 17 to 4 favor of S side High. Head ache caused by by catching cold by sudden change of weather.
50 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Moderate weather. A, J. Krause, 2029 Cwnrwe St. keeps noisy saloon at this moment. 5 PM There are 10 boys in the saloon from 14-17yrs of age,
70 deg. SWE wind. Cloudy lasting till 3 PM. Wm. Dopke 1119-23rd died last night. I gor orders to cover Dopke's beat on acct of his fathers death he is absent. Pres. McK expected to arrive at 6PM. Got orders to be at W. Side Sta. at 5 PM. 5PM went to Deutsche Club. Pres. came at 8 PM. After a time of handshaking went to the Pfister. We were sent home at 9:30.
45 deg. W. wind. Fair. Cool. Quite warm at noon. Went to Central this AM. Was stationed at W. Water & Grand Ave. Saw Pres. pass in carriage with Gov. Scofield. Then went to Mil. & Wis. St. till they came back from Soldiers Home. Then went to dinner at 11:20. PM- Shot horse for Wm.Schwertfiger, 23rd & Locust.
10-18-1889 32 deg. SW wind. Fair. Cool raw wind. Frost last night. Forenoon reports:- 1. Wright and Fon du Lac; 2. 22nd & Locust; 3. 21st & Center; 4, Wright & Fond du Lac. I make the above memo because the op. wants to know if I was in court. Imply that I had missed report. Pa & Ma came on 6:45 PM train. Walter & Ada met them at Depot.
34 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Cold damp air. Sprinkled at 7:40 AM. Asked Lieut JK for an hours time to-night to take Pa & Ma to the depot. Per. granted. Went to the train Pa & Ma. Saw them off. Got back home at 8:30 PM.
38 deg. E. wind. Fair. Cool. Dead dog, 2518 Center. New bldg., 24th N. of Hopkins.
40 deg. E. wind. Fair. Warmer. New bldg., Clark bet. 23 & 24.
40 deg. High SW wind. Fair. Warm. Hot at noon.
45 deg. High SW wind. Fair. Warm & very dusty. 83 deg. at noon. C. Schroeder takes lower 20th wd. beat- Wiright to Hadley, 7th to 20th Sts. Dead dog, in pond at 25th & Locust.
50 deg. High SW wind. Fair. Hot all night. Some cooler this morn.
45 deg. High SW wind. Fair. Some cooler, partly cloudy. Wind variable. Commenced raining at 6:15 PM.
40 deg. Wind NE. Rain all night. Walked home last night. Took car this AM. Rainy all day.
40 deg. NE wind. Rain. Car. Rain & very damp. All night & this Morn. Rainy all day.
40 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Cooler. Orders to go to foot Ball game at 2 PM. 2PM-Foot ball game: Wis. P & S vs. Normal. Medical won, 6 to 0. Back to beat at 4:10 PM. Sewer finished into our house.
32 deg. NW wind. Fair. Frost- Warming up toward noon. Air in Wheel.
32 deg. No. wind. Fair. South wind, warmer toward noon. PM wind changed to SE. John Schmidt connected our eave conductors to sewer today.
32 deg. No. wind. Fair. Cold & foggy. Frost, ground froze. Warm at noon. Stolzenfeld traded with Strack for beat. Bldg, 2915 Brown St. Got mortgage & note from Secy.