William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
October 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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60 deg. SE wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. Checks this morn. Change day- Heinemann on North Dist. at noon. John Maechtle came from Port to stay all night. Goes to Reeseville in the morn.

44 deg. N. wind. Fair. Cool. Met Sergt Heinemann at Eng. 22 at 3:30 PM. Paid Schoman for side walk- $74.00. He made reduction of $4.78.

32 deg. NW wind. Fair. Frost.

28 deg. W wind. Fair. Heavy frost.

34 deg. W. wind. Fair. Cold. Sergt. Heinemann on Vac. 3:45- Fire at 2929 N orth Ave. in barn. Went there on orders per tel. Met Sergt. Linden & Stolzenfeld.

40 deg. NE wind. Fair. Warmer. A new day officer at out Sta. Henry Becker takes West Park beat or Haases beat west of 27th St. 19th ward. PM- Very pleasant & cool. SE wind, cool. Orders per tel. to go to B.B. park at once. Went & watched a lot of loafers. Meyer Shoe Factory vs. S. Mil. Bums play 3 innings & went back to beat.

44 deg. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy. Warmer. Looks like rain. Drill Commences today. At noon when I got home to dinner, found Jake, Lois & Nettie. They drove in with the ponies.

50 deg. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy. Warmer. Jakes folks went home this 6:30 AM. PM- Rain toward eve.

50 deg. W. wind. Cloudy. Car. Warm. Rained nearly all night. Clearing toward noon. M. E. Conf. opens at Ripon today. PM- Wind changed to NE. Cloudy, damp & much colder. Eckhardts, 22nd & Locust, moved to chicago today.

50 deg. Home sick. Walter went to Stolzenfelds house & asked him to report me sick. Walter telephoned Dr.Boerner who came up before dinner. Said I had some fever & a very bad cold. I have a pain in the bowels & back.

60 deg. Rainy. Dr. called again.

60 deg. Shower

44 deg. Cooler. Better today. Took a walk with Minnie. Hope to go to work tomorrow.

44 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Cool. Reported for duty this morn. Went to Dr. Boerner's office. Got my certificate signed.

46 deg. SW to NW wind. Fair. Car. Cool all day. Sergt. Heinemann in Sta. this morn. Change day- Schroeder takes over North Dist. at noon. ME Conf. at Ripon closes today. W.D. Cox from Menomonee Falls sent to Kingsley.

32 deg. NW wind. Partly cloudy. Cold. Frost. Cold & cloudy all day. Met Schroeder at 27th & Center at 7:45. Met Minnie on her wheel at 9:30, 21st & Center.

30 deg. NW wind. Fair. Heavy frost. Robert Crummery, 3107 Elm St. died last night. Was there till after 12 o'c. He was nearly 19 years old. Drill day- back tc beat at 4:15. Pistol inspection.

10-18-1901 W. wind. Fair. Cold. Warmer in the eve.

48 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Warmer. Met Schroeder on Fond du Lac, 7:45. Went to 20th & Center. Robt. Crummery buried today at Wanders Rest. Rev. Perry Millar officiating. Froemming, undertaker. PM- Fire at 1:15, Teutonia & Burleigh. Saloon of G. Scholz. I went on orders per tel. Miller came on way back from dinner. Lt. JK came on wheel. Missed 1:45 Rept.

32 deg. Westerly wind. Fair. White frost. Warming up toward noon. Very Pleasant. Wind changing to southerly. Orders at 11:30 to go to the B.B. Park at 2:15 to attend Foot ball game. Back to beat at 5 PM.

48 deg. W Wind,. Fair. Warm. Very pleasant. &:30 AM- Met Sergt. Schroeder on car. Rode to 20th & Center. Warm all day.

54 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm & pleasant.

56 deg. W wind. Fair. Very warm & dry & dusty.

40 deg. N wind. Fair. Cool. Growing cooler. Drill day- Back to beat at 4:25.

32 deg. SW wind. Fair. White frost. Rising Temp. Schroeder on Vac.

52 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. Ophelia came at noon on her way to Highland Park. Will stay over Sunday. Orders to go to B.B. Park at 2 PM. Foot ball game. Back to beat at 5:15. Arthur Maechtle came this eve. on his wheel.

34 deg. Northerly wind. Partly cloudy. Light frost.during night. Cooler today. About 4PM fire broke out in barn owned by F. P. Adler, 2656 Fond du Lac Ave. Caused by two little girls playing with matches. Damage $25.00. Officers Dopke, Jaunke, Stolzenfeld & myself present.

42 deg. Easterly wind. Fair. Chilly. Clerks office comp. of Herm. Schwane 1083-20th St. vs. his wife. Orders to report on it to Clerks office. Back from clerks office at 9:45.

50 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warmer. Czol Gosz electricuted at Auburn N. Y. this 7 AM for the murder of Pres. McKinley. Clerks office Comp.- Grunze vs. Chester Bentine, Herm Melcher, Geo. O'Leary. Can't find out which one broke window. I think all 3 to blame. Don't know who broke it.

58 deg. High SW wind. Fair. Warm. Very warm at noon. Went to Clerks office at 8:45. Back to beat at 9:45.

50 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Rain at 7:45 AM. Arrested Otto Bublitz 1099-24th St. for Stolzenfeld- warrant for Larceny. Rosenberg Comp. Sent him down from 27th & Fond du Lac. at 7:50 AM. Drill day- Back to beat at 4:15. Arthur Miller 1112-24th picked up by Night Officer. Notified his mother to get him. Average minimum Temp for month - 45 deg.

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