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.
44 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Cool and Pleasant. Pay Day.Stolzenfeld
brought my check. Change day. Went to Fuller and Warren Stoveworks this AM. Heinemann came to see me at 4PM. I went to Wauwatosa to look at house Minnie liked.
44 deg.Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Car Cool reported for duty this morning.
Mrs Andrews and Mrs. Wendorf came to see Lins and staid to dinner. At noon took my wheel to Bleiners to have rear wheel straightened. Went to Faith Mission No.1 this evening. Preparatory Service there,
48deg. NE wind. Partly cloudy. Cool. Wheel not done. Orders to go to
Panarama on Wells St. to attend the prize fights this eve. at 7:45. Got home at 11:30.
60 deg. wind. Cloudy. Wheel. Cool. Showery all day.Heinemann on .
Vac. Went for Mail at 1:45PM. Went to Sta aaat 3:45. Got warrant for 6 boys, Harry and Willie Seckert, Milo Huebscher.John Michaels, Willie Wenzel, Arthur Heller.
54 deg, NEwind. Cloudy. Rainy. Clearing at 5PM Stolzenfeld went with me
and helped me with Warr for the 6 boys I went with the wagon from 21st and Center to the Station. Then to 430 5th Street to Subp, Frank Feldman Comp. He was not at home. Subp Alfred and Walter Feldman, 1004 24th St. as witnesses. The charge is disorderly. Vandals broke the window at Schroffs last night.
44 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Car. Court this morn with Siekert etal. Harry
Sieckert & John Michaels find $5.00 each. Willie Sieckert and Willie Wenzel remanded to the Sherriff until Juvenile Court, Oct. 8th 2:PM, Michael Huebscher bailed out. Arthur Heller went home with his father. Eve, went to J. Raddatz wth Walter.
deg, NW wind, Fair, Cool. Car. Light frost in night.
45 deg. SW wind. Fair. Cool. Juvenile Court at 2PM. Milo Huebscher sent
Home with a warning. Willi Wenzel turned over to Supt. Spendler to be taken to Dep. Home,Wauwatosa. Arthur Heller given in charge to Probation Officer Bert Hall and Willie Sieckert given into my charge.
46 deg. NE wind. Fair. Wheel. Cool. Drill day and inspection, Went to Reilleys ordered an overcoat.
50deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Wheel. Warmer. 7:30AM- Charles
Jennich 1820 Wright St.,18 yrs old. Went to Volkmans, 2029 Center St. & stole a box of Wendell Phillips Cigars. Lina Volkman caught him & held him untill he father came, They tel. for the wagon At 11:30 I got orders to go to V's to go with him to get warr.which I did at 12:30. Went to Clerks office,got Warr. Went to Central and then West Side. Missed 1:45 Rept, Eve - Went to N. Milwaukee with Walter and John Raddatz.
51 deg. SWwind. Fair. Wheel. Warmer. PM-Newind. Cold. Orders football game at 2:30. Went to court with Jennich. Pleaded guilty. Fined $25.00 or 90 days in HofC. Back at 10 o'c. 1:45 went for Mail, 2:30 went to BB Park. Back on beat at 4:30. Met Linden at Park. Walked to beat with me. Ressell passed Cigars on his marriage to Mrs. Schuermann. 8 PM went to 20th and Walnut St. Helped William Pfeffertcorn take his steam wagon out
51 deg.Easterly wind. Cloudy. Rain at 6:30. Rain all day. Deputy Comptroller Porth died today of heart disease.
47 deg, NW wind. Cloudy, Car. Damp and cool. Heineman in sta. this AM.
Rain and showery all day. Cooler in the eve.
39 deg, NW wind. Fair. Car, Frost. Froze ice ¼" thick. Warr for Roy Stotz 33rd and Fond du Lac Peter Weimer comp. Shooting in city limits. Met Heineman at RR crossing on Fond du Lac at 1:45 while I was trying to catch Oscar Geise wanted for till tapping
42 deg. NW wind. Fair, Car, Cool and pleasant. Wore new shoes this AM. Change day-Schroeder on North Dist. at noon. Saloon application of Jac. Schoch, 3002 Fond du Lac,
46 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. Drill day. Roy Stoltz came to sta. with his father
and gave himself up. Peter Weiner swore out warr, for him shooting in City. He would not be arrested so kept out of sight since Monday. Went to Court. Case continued till 22bd. Back to beat at 10;10. Watched total eclips of moon, 10:17 to 11:30. Walter tried to take some pictures.
42 deg. SE wind. Fair. Wheel. Raw wind. Went to Grand Ave. and 5th to hear
G. Campell Morgan.
50 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Warmer. Schroeder on Vac.
52 deg. Brisk Nwwind. Fair. Car. Warmer.Very pleasant all Day.
40 deg. W wind. Fair. Wheel Cool. Warmer at noon. Max fixed my wheel
this forenoon. Shot horse for Miller 1268,23rd at 3PM.
46 deg. Raw SEwind. Car.Chilly
58 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warmer. Stoltz - Juvenile Court at 2PM. Sentence.
susp. Back at 3PM. Charles Joeres 1159 22nd St makes application for saloon license. I was appointed probation officer fot Stoltz. Officer Hall reported tha Arthur Heller was not obeying and asked that he be brought. Judge Neelen ordered me to bring him to court next Wed. 2PM. Mrs. Reinhardt from Reeseville came to-day. Minnie met her at the train
52 deg, Var. wind. Quite warm Looks like rain. Drill day. Back to beat at 4:30.. Short stout man, 5'6", 1603 Dark shabby suit. Sack coat, round dark colored hat, entered Huebacheinns house, 2422 Chambers St. at noon by means of a key.. Ransacked house. Did not get anything of value. Hattie H reported the matter to me at 2PM. Showery this eve.
60 deg. Brisk SW wind. Fair Car Warm
50 deg. Easterly wind. Cloudy, Car. Growing colder. Rain at 8AM. Cloudy all
day. Paul Knobloch 1126 22nd St. committed suicide this AM by taking Carbolic Acid, 14 yrs. old
65 deg. High W wind. Partly Cloudy. Car, Quite warm.. Colder at noon.
Orders at 1:45 to go to BB Park, at 16th and Lloyd Sts. Football Game. Back at 6:30.
10-27-02 - 42 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Car. Cold. Took my wheel to Blierssners, back
32 deg. NE wind. Fair. Frost. Clouding up in PM. Schroeder in Sta. this morn.
33 deg. Var. wind. Cloudy.. Car. Frost. Southerly wind. Orders to take
Arthur Heller 1117 24th st. to Juvenile Court this PM at 2:00. Got him from home at 1 PM. Went to court. He was sent to home for dependent children in Wauwatosa.. 4:45 a fire broke out in 2nd floor of A. Zepps Grocery, 1222 23rd St. Caused by spontaneous combustion of oiled rags, $150,00 damage. Went to station for mail at 4:30.
45 deg. NW wind. Fair. Warmer, Drill day. Back to beat at 4:30 via 12tSt.Car.
Met Schroeder on car at 7:40.
32 deg. Southerly wind. Frost. Car. Fair. Rising temp. Average minimum temp for month taken at 6AM-46 deg.