William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
June 1901

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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JUNE 1901

44 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Wheel. Cool. Wind becomecs variable. Orders to wear white Helmets & Blouses tomorrow. Cjecks this Morn. Went to Pautke's to get a white helmet. Couldn't get a fit. Paid for one & order it sent up.

46 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Wheel. Cool. White helmets & Blouses. Paid my Relief Assn Dues.

40 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Wheel. Warmer. PM- Met Sergt Heineman at 27th & Fond du Lac at 2:30. Cappon & Kopf called this eve. Getting subscriptions.

58 deg. High SE wind. Fair. Wheel. Warmer. PM- At 6:45 got notice that Geo. & John Schwartz had surrendered & deposited bail in the A&B case, Geo. Knoch, Comp. Subpeonaed witnesses before I went home. Eve. committee of neighbors talked over sidewalk affair with Sponholz's man.

60 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Warmer. Sultry. Shower at 8:45. Took my blouse to Reilleys to have new stripes & a new collar. Court with Schwartz's. Both found guilty. Geo. paid costs. John went free. Both parties had Atty's. Back to Sta. at 12:20. On the beat at 1:35. Row in Schweitzers saloon, 22nd & Hadley. at 5 PM. Louis Wesenberg on a drunk.

64 deg. NW wind Fair. car. Cooler at 7 AM. Left my wheel at Miss. No. 2. 1:45 PM- Warr for Louis & Albert Wesenberg & Wm. Lutz charging them with A&B on Chas Schweitzer1101-22nd St. Found Louis at Fuller & Warren. Alb. & Wm. at Abvel & Bach's trunk factory. On the way from Trunk factory I saw Pabst Brewery on fire. Met Lt. JK. & he told me to report at fire as soon as possible. Staid at fire till 7:15. Then subp. witnesses for court in Wesenberg case. Home at 8PM. Wis. Furniture Co. N. Mil. burned this eve. Loss $65,000.00.

46 deg. High NW wind. Fair. Cold & disagreeable. In court with Wesenberg etal. Louis Wesenberger fined $25.00 & cost. Albert W. & Lutz- $5.00 each. Total $44.40. Back to beat (via 8th St. Car) at 10:15. J. F. Painter living 1 mile from city on Fon du Lac Ave. reports that a suit of clothes was stolen out of his buggy at Tiegs Grocery, Tamarack & Fond du Lac Ave. Boys gray suit with small green strip, Pr. suspenders, & baseball goods, bought of Zillmer.

58 deg. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy. Foggy. Quite warm. Hair cut this morn. Sultry all day.

42 deg. NE wind.fair. Rising Temp. PM- Wind E. Cold. Met Sergt Heineman at B. Ball field at 22nd & Clark at 4:15.

44 deg. NE wind. Fair. Chilly. Eng. 22 was called out at 3:30 AM & men say the grass was white with frost at that time.

54 deg. Easterly wind. Partly cloudy, Warmer. Looks like rain. Rain from 9:45 to 10:45. SW wind. Stolzenfeld goes on vacation. Ressel on his beat.

58 deg. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy. Foggy. Quite warm. Hair cut this morn. Sultry all day.

58 deg. Wind changed to NE at 7 AM. Fair. Warm at 5 AM. Cooler at 8 AM. PM very warm. Shower at 7 PM with heavy thunder. Chas. Nestler 978-24 1/2 St. moved today.

66 deg. SW wind. Fair. Vaery warm & pleasant. Thunder & lightning storm at 4:15 PM.

64 deg. Vairiable wind. Fair. Met Sergt. Heinemann at 27th & Fond du Lac. at 9:30 AM.

58 deg. Easterly wind. Fair. Pleasant cool wind. Went home from Sta. to see about sodding. Got Saloon books this morn. Paid E. Bauer $1.00 for cutting & rolling sode in front of ours and Helens house. Paid Gerlach $2.25 for relaying the sod.

60 deg. SE wind. Fair. Cool wind. Camp meeting at Menomonee Falls today and next sunday. 5:40 PM.-Arrested Edw. Schwartz & Peter Wagner at 2507 Center St. on chaage of D&Dis. Officer Bennecke happened to be in the neighborhood & assisted me. Heavy thunder shower at 7 PM. Went to Kingsley church with Minnie.

64 deg. W. wind. Fair. Car. Pleasant. 11th anniversary of my advent. into police dept. Court with Schwartz & Wagner. They pleaded guilty & were fined $5.00 & cost each. Total $11.84 which they paid. Back to beat at 10:15. Got my coat from Reilleys. Paid $2.25 for repairs, Went to West Park this eve.

60 deg. W wind. Fair. Wheel. Very Pleasant. PM clouding up. Looks like rain. S'ly wind. Met Schroeder at 10:45, Wright & Fond du Lac. PM. Showery.

60 deg. W. Wind. Fair. Wheel. Very pleasant. O.B. Rice, 2807 Fond du Lac died this morn. at 8:15. Met Schroeder, Wright & Fond du Lac at 3:15 PM.

65 deg. NW wind. Fair. Very PLeasasnt. Stolzenfeld returnss from vacation. Minnie Entertained Kingsley Ladies this PM.

56 deg. SE wind. Fair. Pleasant. Showers at 10:45 to 11:45. Primary classes at Scholz's school are having an outing at Lake Park. PM- Wind changed to NE. Quite cool at 6 o'c.

66 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm & pleasant. Hot. H & B Gallaher, R. Garry & Daniels were arrested this morn by Schultz & Verfurth for riding on walk. Met Schroeder at 8:00, 21st & Center. Said with till 9:30.

58 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool & pleasant. Minnie, Walter & Ada, Helen & Ella went to Menomonee Falls on a "Bus" this morn. at 6 o'c. Got home at 8 PM. O.B. Rice Buried at 3 PM. Rec. A.R. Grant Officiating.

66 deg. SE wind. Fair. Warmer, very pleasant. Light shower at 1:30. Very sultry. Cool at 4 PM. Went to see Grant this eve to talk over song service to be held July 7th.

70 deg. SW wind. Fair. Wheel. Hot. High wind from the North & thunder storm but very little rain. Therm. stood at 96 deg. at noon. At 2 PM 68 deg. Met sergt Schroeder at 8:20, 27th & Fond du Lac.

74 deg. W. wind. Fair. Hot. Bo't two rubber collars at Zillmers. Emmaus Luth. School are holding their picnic at Perigo Park today. Gas went out at Mission at 8:45 PM & left us in the dark. Wm. Glasnap told me that he & Mrs. Krell were to be married Sat. the 29th.

72 deg. Fair. Hot.- 9:20 PM. Wind SE cooler. Took off undershirt & vest.

71 deg. W wind. Fair. Car. Hot. Shower at 3 to 4 AM. Asked per. of Sergt.Schroeder to go home after roll call. I wanted to see Frank Shoman. PM- Shower at 1:30.

64 deg. W. wind. Fair. Cool & delightfaul this morn. Thunder showers at 11 o'c. last night.

70 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Car. Warm. PM very hot. Went to Sta. on car. Got up to late to ride over on wheel. Wahlen & Flieth on vac. Average Min. Temp. for Month- 59 1/2 deg.

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