William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
November 1902

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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50 deg. Southwest wind. Fair. Car. Warmer. Checks this morn. Orders to be at Expo at 7 PM. Ressel came on duty this morn. after a months absence. Shower at 10:45. Got home from Expo at 11:50 PM. Gov. La Follette spoke 2 3/4 hrs.

53 deg SW wind. Partly cloudy. Warmer. Showery. Showered at 7:10 AM. Very warm at noon. Met Linden at 11AM, Center & 26th. Gust. Fauk works at Weber & McLaughlin. Showers in the eve. Cool wind.

32 deg SW wind. Fair. Car. Frost. Rising Temp. Orders to be at Sta. at 6:30 PM for Election Orders.

50 deg Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. Shower during the night. Election Day. Sta. at the Polls, 34th & Elm. Votes counted 10:35. Went to central & got home at 11:50. Walter went to N. Mil. to start up his new job with Schneider Furniture Co.

54 deg E wind. Cloudy. Car. Rain all day. Rubber boots all PM. Order per tel. to go to Reilleys to try on overcoat.

40 deg NW wind. Partly cloudy. Car. Colder. Drill day.

30 deg SE wind. Fair. Frost. Ground froze. At 1:20 AM JLS routed us out. He was on his wayy to Port where his family is. Left for Port on 9:55 train. Helen went to Port on 9:55 train. Arthur Heller ran away from the Home for Dependent Children & Supt. Kingel came to my house at 12:30 to have me help get him. Jake came as we sat to dinner. He came to attend Dist. Steward Conf. at Dist. Parsonage on 15th St.

40 deg Southerly wind. Fair. Car. Raw wind. Got my wheel from Bliessner.

50 deg SW wind. Fair. Very warm all the AM. Clouding up at noon. Rode wheel to dinner. C. F. Fricke 1802 Center St. died last night - consumption.

37 deg NE wind. Partly cloudy. Chilly. 2:45 PM.- Arrested Frank Secker 1229-24th St.,11 yrs. old. Minnie Secker, his mother, complainant.- Chge. Larceny of $ 2.50. He ran away from home & would not return. I met him at 27th & Fond du Lac Ave. His mother swore out Warr. this morn. Took bicycle tire back to Bliessners this eve.

45 deg E wind. Cloudy. Car. Looks like rain. Rain 10 AM. In court with Frank secker. Continued to Nov. 26th, 2 PM. Juvenile Court. Back to beat at 10:15. Rained as I came out of court. Met Linden at Fond du Lac & 27th as I came from car.

64 deg SW wind. Cloudy. Showery. Very warm. Fair & partly clear at noon. Warmer. 8 yrs. today since we moved into our own house. Lieut. JK not in Sta. this AM.

62 deg SW wind. Fair. Warm. Cooler at 2 PM. N. wind. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30. Went to Bliessners & got my wheel. 6PM- Fire broke out at 1246 Hopkins St. in the rooms of Augusta Luedtke, second story over bakery bldg owned by Ewens & Son. No damage to bldg. Couch slightly burned by little boy playing with matches.

47 deg NE wind. Cloudy. Foggy & damp. Rain at 9:30. Sunshine & warm at 1 PM with SW wind. Walter goes to North Prarie this eve. to attend Epworth Leage Rally. Expects to come home Monday Morn.11-15-1902

37 deg W wind. Cloudy. Cool. Change day:- Schneiders turn on North Dist. at noon. Rode my wheel out from dinner this noon.

39 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Car. Chilly. Schneider in charge of Sta.

32 deg Northerly wind. Fair. Car. Cold. Quiet all day. Family quarrel at 1094-21st at 6:15. Walter & I put up storm house this eve.

42 deg Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Cool.

32 deg. W wind. Fair. Car. White frost. Pleasant all day.

32 deg Southerly wind. Fair. White frost. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:25.

45 deg SW wind. Fair. Car. Warm & very pleasant. Orders to go to Prizefight at Panorama. Went home at 5:45. Went to fights at 7:20. Home at 11:30 PM.

41 deg NW wind. Fair. Car. Cool. Orders to be at Expo at 2:15 to hear Carrie Nation. Staid until 4:15. Wilde & Schroeder were there. About 50 persons present. People seem to be afraid of her. If Carrie Nation is crazy, it would be a good thinking if others would loose their (present) state of mind & wake up to a realization of their danger.

28 deg. W wind. Fair. Heavy frost. Orders to be at Football game at 2 PM. Arrested Hugo Peters for jumping over fence at B.B. Park. Charge- Dis.

34 deg NW wind. Fair. Cool. In court with Peters. Def. failed to appear. Fined $1.00 & costs, total $4.03. Back to beat at 10:15 AM.

35 deg NE wind. Fair. Car. Cool chilly wind. Mail at 1:45.

32 deg Northerly wind. Partly cloudy. Car. Chilly. In Juvenile court with Frank Sekert at 2 PM. Back to beat at 4:55. Sent home by Judge & mother reprimanded for swearing out Warr. for her son. Orders to investigate the Klawetter family, 1532-23rd St. & Rept. at next session of Juvenile court.

29 deg Northerly wind. Cloudy. Growing colder. Hour & half for dinner. 11:00 to 12:30. Foot ball game this PM. 2:30. Back to beat at 5 PM.

22 deg. South wind. fair. Rising Temp. Orders to wear caps tomorrow morn. Grootemaat brought Arthur Heller to Sta. this morn. Went to 1532-23rd. found that Albert Klawetter, aged 13 yrs., has been absenting himself from school at (Matthaus Ger.) 10th & Gardield Ave. & his father had made application for him to be brought before Juvenile Court.

32 deg southerly wind. Cloudy. Snow & rain this Morn. & all forenoon. Caps this morn. Orders to be at West Side Turn Hall at 12:45. Physical exam for applicants for the force. Went to Sta. at 4:30. Got my check. Went to Winkels & got it cashed.

22 deg SW wind. Fair. Car. Cold & frosty. Lieut JK in Sta. this morn. Average Min. Temp. for Mo. 39 deg.

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