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.
58 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. Not feeling well. Ada & I went after minnows. PM. Louie took us to Long Lake at Dundee, 4 1/2 miles west. Stopped at Newtons on W. side of Lake. Went fishing. Caught - 2 pickeral, 2 Roach, 2 bullheads & several perch. Back home at 8:30.
60 deg. NE wind. Fair. Loafed all the morn. PM- Minnie, Ada, Verena & Emillie & I went to Forest Lake. 6 miles. Home at 6:45.
60 deg. NE wind. Fair. I picked Boneset all morn. 3 PM started for Waldo to come home. Rained as we got to W. Home on No. 106, 6:40 PM. Met Walter at N. Mil.
64 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Tore out wash tray in Helens House. Tel. to Beck, he came up & took measurements & said he'd send plumber in morn. I cut grass & cleaned up yard. Genthe brought my check. Went to N. Mil on train at 4:45. Came home with Walter on 106.
70 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm. Heavy thunderstorm during the night. Crozier came up to connect wash tray in Helens house. Miss, 2. Picnic at Perrigo Park. Worked at home all forenoon. Went to picnic at 2 PM. Shower at 6 PM & at 7:15 PM.
64 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. Vacation ends on S's beat.
64 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm, hot at noon. On S's beat. Genthe not at Sta. Walter went to Forest Lake on Vac. at 11:05 AM via C&NW Ry.
65 deg. S wind. Fair. Warm. Hot at noon. On S's beat. Genthe on Vac. Card from Walter tonight. Stolzenfeld went to St. Mary's Hospital to have left eye operated on for "Symble Pharow". Lower lid growing to ball.
64 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm temp. Storm during the night. 8:30 wind chgd. to SE. On S's beat. New Patrol Box on 36th & Wright. went into service at noon.
68 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Hot. Sultry. On S's beat. G.W. Groffman came to dinner today. Minnie, Ada & I went to E. side this PM & to Flushing tunnel bathing. Mrs. McHenry & Will called on us this eve.
67 deg. SW wind. Fair. Very warm & sultry. On S's beat. 8:45 AM- Went with Minnie to Hensels. Bo't pr. shoes. Minnie went to Wauwatosa with Mrs. Van Roo to look at propery. PM- Minnie & Ada went with Kingsley Ladies to a beach party at Bay View. Wm. Schwane, Emil Knipple & Herm Zastrow arrested for hold ups & burglaries. Chgd with robbing F.E. Woller..
70 deg. SW wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. Wind chgd. to NE at noon. Cooler. On S's beat.
68 deg. E. Wind. Partly cloudy. Wind very cool. Sun showers, very hot. On S's beat. Orders to be at Zingers Park mosty of the afternoon. Eve. Mrs. Ingersoll came to Miss. 2 & on the way out after service she had a bad spell. Glasnap, Oliver Alton & I carried her home in a bed quilt. I got home at 11 o'c.
64 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Rain all day. Rubber coatr & boots att day. On S's beat.
64 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Cool breeze from lake. Coller. Rainy in PM. On S's beat. Genthe on Vac. No change today. Mail at 1:45 for Ald. Meyer.
63 deg. Variable wind. Chgd. to E at 8:30 AM. Partly cloudy. Growing warmer toward noon. On S's beat. Krus comes back & Wussow goes on Vac. Smudde in Sta. Schroeder out at noon today. Walter came home from Vac. this eve. We all took supper at Meyers this eve.
63 deg. E wind. Fair. Cool breeze from the lake. On S's beat. Mail at 1:45 PM for Wd. Supt. 8:30 AM. Went to C.C.W.W. Works & paid H.H.Hammetter & 50.00 for Helen & took Receipt therefore. Sergt. Adam Schneider resigned or was dismissed & don't know which.
64 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Warm. PM.-Cloudy. On S's beat. Mail at 1:45 for Ald. Petersen & several letters from Water Dept. Saloon transfer 973 Island Ave. to 921-35th.
65 deg. W wind. Cloudy. PM wind SE. Warm & damp. Rained all night. Clearing toward noon. On S's beat. Shower at 1:15. Mail at 1:45 for Ald. Meyer. Mrs. Wolfenden buried this PM. Walter went to Port on Excursion per F. & P.M. Str. No. 3.
60 deg. W. wind. Fair. Cool breeze. Hot at noon and all PM. On S's beat. Picnic at Zingers Park. Orders to be there all PM.
67 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. Hot all day. On S's beat. Thunderstorms during the night.
66 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. On S's beat. Mail at 1:45 for Saloon Keeper 921-35th. 16 min. late at 2:45 on acct. of the 3rd St. Cars not running. At about 3:15- Fire at 931-33rd. Cottage owned by Mrs. Kreiser 2421 Vliet St, occupied by H. Buelens. Damage $ 50.00, cause overheated cook stove. 5 PM. Sheeny Lamplighters wagon caught fire at 30th & Center. Fire Dept. put it out.
60 deg. Variable wind. Fair. 92 deg. at 1 PM. Cooler this AM. Warmer towards noon. On S's beat. Stolzenfeld to go to Sta. to sign payroll. Mail at 1:45 for Wd. Supt.
68 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Warm & sultry all night, growing cooler this AM. On S's beat. Rain at 8:30 AM & all forenoon. Mail at 1:45 for Ald. Meyer & the Plumb ers. Also Warr. for Mrs. Smith, 2930 Clark St., Caroline Schmidt, Comp. 4 PM - Notified Mrs. Smith to be at 5th Precinct Sta. at 7 AM in the morn & subp. wittnesses.
56 deg. E Wind. Fair. Cool. Waited at Sta. till 8 AM for Mrs. Emma Smith. She did not come. Went to court. Met her there. She had Dalton for Atty. He told her she didn't need to come to Sta. Found not guilty. Comp. paid Costs of $5.82. Back to beat at 11:30.
55 deg. No wind at 8:30
AM. North wind at 9:30. Fair. Cool. On S's beat. Schroeder not in Sta. this morn. Quiet all day. Minnie & Ada went to Lake Park.
62 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Cool. Rain at 8 AM & all forenoon. Cloudy & damp all day. On S's beat.
66 deg. West wind. Fair. Warm. Hot at noon. Stolzenfeld reported for duty. I am on my own beat today. Asked perm. from Lt. Joe to rept. for dinner at 25th & North Ave. Request granted until further orders.
66 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm. PM- High SW wind. Very warm all day.
71 deg. NW wind. Fair. Hot. Partial eclipse of the sun this morn, ending at 6:38. I saw it at 6 AM. Thundershower during the night. Crozier came up this eve. & helped me take measurements for connection of water radiator in sitting room.
56 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. Average Minimum Temp for Mon. 64 deg. PM cloudy & cool. Wind NE.