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.
14 W wind. Fair. Clear and cold. Snow Flurry at 4:46 and 7:30 PM. Change Day. Heineman on North Dist. At noon. Went to City Attorney about cities liability on Fond du Lac Ave. west of 27th St. City is not responsible for that street in any way.
6 deg, SW wind.cloudy. Raw wind increasing in force. Candlemas day.
Drifting. Stolzenberg went to corner of 3rd and Chestnut Sts. Smuda on his beat. Clearing towards noon.
Zero. W wind. Cloudy. Snow flurries. Clearing toward noon. Raw wind.
10 deg. W wind. Fair. Very cold. Drill day. Back to beat at 4:30. Walter came home at midnight from Directors meeting at N. Milwaukee. He is in charge of the factory office work and Zipfel & Schneider do the buying.
12 deg. Southerly wind. Partly Cloudy. Much warmer, foggy and damp. Damp all day.
40 degrees. SW wind. Cloudy. Thawing all night. Thawed all day. Foggy.
10 degrees. N wind. Growing Colder. Snow flurries during day.
-8 deg. NW wind. Fair. Very cold but pleasant.
8 deg. NE wind. Fair. Chilly. Snow flurry during the night. Cold and chilly all night.
10 degrees. NE wind. Fair, Very chilly. Cold all day. Very quiet. Mail at
1:15. Card for Gut. F. Wilde, 1011 17th St, Med. Exam Saturday
Zero. W wind. Fair. Zero weather. Snow flurries toward noon. Notice for
.exam for promotion on Sat. Feb. 20th at 2 pm. Leonard Beyer dies this morn. Drill Day back to beat at 4:30. Fred Giencke goes to Trinity Hospital to be operated
on for Appendicitis.
-3deg. W wind. Fair . Frosty, Cold all day.
18deg, SE wind. Partly Cloudy. Walter sick. Did not go to work today. I
called Dr. Boerner this PM.
20deg. NW wind. Partly Cloudy. Growing colder. Walter still in bed. Dr. called
at noon. YMCA Boys came to Mission No. 2 this PM.
-9deg. NW wind. Fair. Very cold. -4deg. At noon. Change day.Schroeder on
North Dist. at noon. Walter better. Will go to work this PM.
-4deg. NW wind. Fair. Clear and cold. Zero at noon
Zero. NEwind.. Partly Cloudy. Chilly. Handed in application to take exam
for Sgt. On Saturday.
11deg. NWwind. Cloudy. Snowing. Snowed all day. Drill Day.Back to beat at
4deg. NWwind. Fair. Frosty. Rising temp. Very warm and pleasant all day. Ludwig Alpeter applies for saloon license at 1655 Hopkins.
-2deg. outherly wind. Fair. Very frosty. Fog hangs over the low land. Went to City Hall at 2PM. Took exam for Sgt. Back on beat at 3:30.
26deg. Ewind. Cloudy. Snowing at noon. Snowed all day. About 6 inches of snow fell. Met Sgt. Schroeder at Eng. 22 at 9AM.
-2deg. Wwind. Fair. Cold and frosty. PM. Clouded toward noon, much to my
relief. I was nearly snow blind. 6:45 called to1243-20th. Reich on a drunk. Chased his family outdoors. Would have arrested him but his wife did not want me to.
24deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. About 1 inch of snow fell during the night.
Zero. NWwind. Fair. Cold and Frosty. Mail 1:45 for O. J. Gilbert.
Zero. NEwind. Cloudy. Cold and Damp. Drill Day.Back to beat at 4:45. Commenced snowing from SE at 4:30 PM.
15deg. Cloudy. 2"snow fell during night. Snow flurries.
2-27-04 - 8deg.. Cloudy. Rising temps. Thawing towards eve.
35deg.Variable wind. Partly cloudy, Thawing, Very pleasant. Noon thawing very fast. Herman Meyer dies this 3 AM. He is brother-in-law to Paul. 9:15 AM arrested Peter R. Johnson at24 ½&Hadley. Drunk. Did not know where he was and unable to take care of self,
30deg. NE wind. Raining at 7AM. Rained all forenoon. 9AM on court with Johsnon. Case in default. $5.00 in costs Average minimum temperature for month -8deg