William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
October 1905

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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68 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy, clearing at 10 AM. Very warm & sultry. Showers. Change day. Genthe out at noon.

56 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Regular drill at 3 PM. Inspection of uniforms & pistols. Back to beat at 4:25.

58 deg. High SW wind. Fair. Cool. Mail at 1:45 for 1098-24th & 1415-24th St.

58 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Very warm at noon.. & all PM. Kleiner hauled one load of stone this PM.

54 deg. N wind. Fair. Cool. Gave J. Grady $1.00 for H. Vogt. Left $2.85 at 1226-22nd for Henry .... Laborer. Met Genthe at 24th & Center, 5:30 PM. Steiner hauled a load of stone this PM.

50 deg. E wind. Fair. Ernst Loth buried this PM.

50 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Raw wind. Quite warm at noon. Pipeman Thomas, Eng. 22 buried this PM.

56 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warmer & very pleasant. Very warm toward noon.

54 deg. S wind. Fair. Warmer. Hot at noon. Drill day:- Bsck to beat at 4:30. 8:45, subpoenaed to appear in Judge Tarrants Court in Divorce case, Schroeder vs. Schroeder. Back to beat at 10:45. Mail at 1:45. Went direct to drill. Made application for a loan of $1500.00 from Police Relief Assn.

48 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Cool. Rained nearly all night. clearing towards noon. Cool.

32 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. First frost of season. First snow at 11 AM. only a few flakes fell. Cold all day.

32 deg. NW wind. Fair. Frost. Very chilly. Cold all day.

40 deg. W wind. Fair. Rising Temp. Minnie, Walter & I went out to 45nd St. & staked out cellar this eve. Worked with a lantern & by moon light.

54 deg. S wind. Partly cloudy. Warmer. PM wind chgd to SE. Eve. Went with Minnie, Ada & Walter to Zillmers, met old choir.

60 deg. Variable wind, changed to High W. Cloudy. Warm, turnoing cold at 8 AM. Home this AM at 1:30 from Zillmers. Change day:- Schroeder out at noon.

37 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Cold. Light frost during the night. Walter started on weeks trip for the firm. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:35. Went to Reilleys, ordered a pr. of pants.

48 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Rain commenced at 3 AM. Rained all day & eve. Rubber coat & boots all day.

54 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Warmer. Cooler toward noon.

42 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Cool. PM-Rain all PM with lightning & thunder.. Saloon Keeper Hartent, 3019- Wright arrested for threatning to kill. Phil Klein, comp.

34 deg. High NW wind. Partly cloudy. Cold. Met Lieut. Joe at 21st & Wright, 3:10 PM. Walter came home this eve.

30 deg. NW wind. Fair. Heavy frost.

40 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Raw wind, chilly. Arthur Behling 1066- 24th St. arrested at Fuller & Warren by John Marx for breaking windows.

37 deg. SW wind. Fair. Cold raw wind. Warm at noon. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30 PM.

38 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Cold. Chilly damp air. Clearing towards noon. Engel digging cellar for us on 42nd & Elm. Went out there at noon.

34 deg. Raw E wind. Fair. Cold. Went out to 42nd & Elm this morn. Asked perm. of Sergt. Schroeder. 1:45- went to Clk Woller office & reported Ihlenfeld till tapping case. Carl Kraffin took the money ($10.00) & Paul Heller watched. They changed the $5.00 bill at Kittelmanns.

36 deg. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy. Heavy frost during the night. Ligh showers this eve. Worked at cellar window frames this eve.

36 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Frost during the night. 2:15 PM Met Lieut. Joe on 20th St. near Hadley & walked with him on Center to Fond du Lac. Worked on cellar window frames all eve.

26 deg. NW wind. Fair. Froze hard. Cold all day. Served summons on MRs. Heller & Mrs. Graffin to bring their boys Paul & Carl into Juvenile Court Tuesday PM. Oct. 31st. Walter & I worked on cellar window frames all eve.

24 deg. N wind. Fair. Froze hard. Wind NE at 9 AM.

34 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Chilly. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30. Sent Engel back to finish the cellar. Had to dig out 3 inches. Finished making door & window frames this eve.

24 deg. SW wind. Fair. Average min. Temp. for Mo.-43 1/2 deg. Heavy frost. Rising Temp toward noon. 2 PM in Juvenile court with Paul Heller & Carl Graffin. Boys placed on probation. Back to beat at 3:45 PM. Then went to Sta. & got check. Frank Maechtle came tonight. Painted widow & door frames.

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