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.
36 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Checks this morn. Schroeder in Sta. this morn. Change day- Linden on North Dist. Check cashed at North Ave. Fuel Co. office. Reception for Rev. Cox at Kingsley this eve.
30 deg. SW wind. Fair. Frost. Smoke hangs low. Fog horn blowing. Sign of changing weather. 11:30 orders to go to B.B. Park. Foot ball game. Wis. vs. Nebr. Back to beat at 5:06 PM. Mail at 1:45. Mr. Chapin called this eve.
50 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Car. Rain at 7:30. Growing cooler. Rain all the forenoon. Growing very cold at noon Therm. 33 deg. Met Sergt Linden at 3:15, 27th & Fond du Lac. Growing colder. Put on flannels at noon. Lost one glove Sat. eve. on car. Met car at 3:15 & got it back. A few flakes of snow fell PM & Eve.
16 deg, NW wind. Fair. Cold. Ground frozen vert hard. Per tel. Orders to wear caps in the morn.
12 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Caps this morn.
31 deg. SE wind. Partly cloudy. Raw wind. Got slip to go to 572-19th to see Mrs. "Kaumer" about Mrs. Lunpke 1104-22nd calling her names. No one home. Went to 572-19th St. at 2:30 PM. Found Mrs. Komoll at home. Nothing to her complaint. Thing occurred 2 yrs. ago.
36 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Damp & growing colder. Jake came at 9 PM last night - Staid all night & went home from N. Ave. Depot at 7:30 this AM. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30 PM. Went to Summerfield Church this eve. to meet Lois, Alice, Everett & Eunice. Got home at 10:35 PM.
22 deg. W. Wind. Fair. Heavy frost. Rising temp. Everett staid with us. I took him over on my beat at noon & sent him down to see Walter. Met Linden at 9:20, 2oth & Hadley. Libbies Birthday. 46 yrs. old.
28 deg. W wind. Fair. White frost. PM Orders at 3:445 to go to B.B. Park. Football game. MMC vs. Lawrence University. Lawrence won 16 to 0.
32 deg. High SW wind. Fair. White frost. PM- Met Linden at Fond du Lac & Tamarack at 3:20.
56 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Quite warm this morn. Everett went home on 7 o'c. train this AM. Showers with ;ightning & thunder during the PM & eve. Colder at 8 PM.
30 deg. NW wind. Partly cloudy. Car. Growing colder. Cold & chilly all day.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. Wheel. Warmer. Minnie Young came to stay all night. Has been to Port to bury her step-mother who died at Highland Park.
30 deg. High NW wind. Fair. Chilly. Sergt Heineman in command this morn. Drill day: Back to beat at 4:35. Very dusty.
28 deg. High Northerly wind. Partly cloudy. Very chilly. Change day: Schneider on N. Dist. PM- Surprise party for Mr. Chapin. No. 2 Mission raised $ 30.00
22 deg. NOrtherly wind. cloudy. Cold & disagreeable. Looks like snow. Wore overcoat & blouse this PM & was not warm.
22 deg. W. Wind. Cloudy. Care. Cold & Chilly. Snow flurries all day.
22 deg. NW wind. Partly cloudy. Car. Half inch of snow this morn. Very warm & pleasant during the day. Met Sergt Schneider at 9:35, 20th & Center. Took overcoat to Tailor on N. AVe. to be repaired. Minnie & I - to Sherman St. Church this eve.
22 deg. NW wind. Fair. Car. Frosty. Zastrow's dog bit Lucile Neubert in the face at Hahn's Store at 4:30 PM.
20 deg. NW wind. Fair. Car. White frost.
23 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Car. Frosty. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30. Repaired bicycle this eve.
40 deg. No wind. Smoke goes straight upk. Cloudy. Car. Looks like rain. Light shower at 6 AM. Commenced raining steady at 11 :45. NE wind. Met Sergt Schneider, 27th & Chambers, 9 AM. Rain all PM & Eve.
38 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Rainy & damp. Sergt Schneider on 3 day Vac. Rec'd. 20 bu. Potatoes from Nigh Bros. Barton. North Ave. Fuel Co. brought them from NW freight depot.
36 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Very damp. Commenced raining & snowing together at noon. Rained & snowed alternately all PM.
30 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Car. Colder. Wore overcoat this Morn. Cleaned furnace this eve.
20 deg. NW wind. Fair. White frost. Sergt. Schneider in Sta. this morn. Sent J.P. Schmidt up to the house to take measure for smoke stack for furnace.
26 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Chilly. Bo't 13# Turkey off a farmer
2 10 cts. per lb.-$1.30.
18 deg. W wind. Fair. White frost. Thanksgiving day. Orders to go to B.B. Park. Foot ball game at 2:30. Half hour extra for dinner today. 11 to 12:30. No drill today. We drill Sat.
32 deg. Fair. Warmer. Clouding up toward noon.
32 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Car. Pleasant. Orders to be at Chestnut St. Bridge at 7 PM. Drill today. Average minimum temp. for mo. 29 deg. Relieved at the bridge at 10:20 PM.