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.
26 deg. SE wind. Partly cloudy. Raw wind. Change day:- Genthe out a noon.
28 deg. SW wind. Fair. Half an inch of snow fell this morn. Warr. for Geo. Love, Abandonment. Arrested Love at his home, 1024-25th St. Called Wagon to 21st & Center at 4:16 PM. Nic Engel came this eve. & I gave him $10.00 on acct. E. L. Rally at Kingsley. Minnie took one delegate.
1 10 deg. W wind. Fair. Very chilly. Snow flurries all day. About 1 inch of snow fell. Overshoes this PM.
20 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool but pleasant. Court at 9 AM. with Love. PLeaded guilty. Sentenced to one year H. of C. Went to Reilleys, got pr. of pants. Had them inspected. Went to Zillmers, got pr. of overshoes. Back to beat at 11:00. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:15.
24 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Snow flurries.
25 deg. SW wind. Fair. Rising Temp. In court, 9 AM. Witness vs Chas. Fredrichson, Abandonment. Sent to H of C for 6 mos. Back to beat at 10:15 AM. Mail at 1:45 for Ald. Malewsky. & Otto Schaeffer- Notice to be sworn in as Patrolman.
34 deg. SW wind. Fair. Very pleasant. Rising Temp. Warm toward noon. Minnie taken sick during the night. Staid in bed most of the day.
32 deg. SW wind. Fair. Very pleasant. Went out to new house this morn. Orders to be at Panorama at 7:30 PM. Home at 11:15 PM. 4 PM. Met Lieut. Joe at 20th & Center.
32 deg. W. Wind. Cloudy. Growing colder. Paid Lannon Lime Stone Co. $36.00. Frank Maechtle 20., Nic Engel, bal. due - $12.50. Three Franks working on house. Frank Maechtle, Frank Rausch Sr., Frank Rausch, Jr. The boys commenced shingling the roof this PM.
16 deg. W wind. Fair. Frosty this morn. High wind all day.
22 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Raw wind. Overcoat inspection. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:15. Tax paying time begins today. 10:45 - Notice per tel. that C. Schroeder, 3418 Burleigh St. had been arrested for making trouble for his X-wife. 12:45 PM, to Mrs. Schroeder, to clk's office, got Warr,, A&B for Carl. Went to Sta. 5, served Warr. Then to Drill.
26 deg. deg. NW wind. Fair. Frosty. In court at 9 AM with Schroeder. Found guilty of A&B & fines $10.00. Left court at 11:30. Went to dinner. Put in first rept. at 12:45. Paid Mattusch for stone sills & caps. - $7.72.
16 deg. NW wind. Fair. Frosty. Partly cloudy & colder toward noon. Mail at 1:45 for H. Natz, 1098-24th.
20 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Chilly. Cold all day.
24 deg. E wind. fair. Chilly. Change day:- Schroeder out at noon.
22 deg. SW wind. Fair. Rising temp. Very warm at noon. Settled up with Frank this eve. Paid him $65.50 to bal. acct.
26 deg. SW wind. Partly cloudy. White frost. Raw wind. Very chilly toward eve.
30 deg. SW wind. Fair. Cool & pleasant. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:20. 4:45 - Went to Sta. for mail for Ald. Malewsky. Rain at 5:45 turned to snow. Beck figured Plumbing, Dallman, Plastering, . Raasch, Painting.
28 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Half in. of snow this Morn. Mail at 1:45 for E. Traffold, 1133-22nd St. Frank Maechtle went home this PM.
28 Deg. E wind. Cloudy, damp air.
32 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Snowing, 2 in. of snow fell up to 2 PM .
30 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Cold raw wind.. Walter got insuirance policy for $2000.00 on house. Sent mother $5.00 for Christmas.
20 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Growing colder. Clearing toward noon. Cold. Ada & I went out this PM. & bo't Christmas presents.
4 deg. W wind. Fair. Cold but pleasant.
24 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Warmer. Clearing towards noon. Christmas. Schroder finishing Vacation. Half hour extra for dinner. PM-Bright sunshine. Thawing fast.
28 deg. Sw wind. Fair. Rising Temp. Asked perm. to go to Sec's office this morn. Went 8:45 to 9:45. Walter home for dinner with horse & wagon. I rode to beat with him.
30 deg. SW wind. Fair. Still warm & pleasant. Asked perm. to go to Secy's office at 2 PM. Back to beat at 3:30. Missed 2:45 report. Christmas at Miss. 2, this eve.
36 deg. S wind. Cloudy. Damp. Light shower at 7:30 AM. Showers all fornoon. PM. Rain all PM & eve.
35 deg. N wind. cloudy. Rain turning to snow at 7:30 AM. Colder. Freezing at noon. Wind west. Blowing hard.
16 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Orders to cover Stolzenfelds beat this PM. Schroeder returned from Vacation. PM- Stolzenfeld went to funeral. I covered his beat. Mail at 2:45 for 22nd Wd. Alderman & Chas. Klebenow. 684-32nd St. Checks today.
16 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold & pleasant.