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.
24 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Snow during the night. About 2 in. fell. Growing colder. Change- Genthe at noon.
-2 deg. NW win. Fair. Cold, frosty & clear. " Candelmass day. Half the grain & half the hay"
12 deg. southerly wind. cloudy. HIgh raw wind. Clearing towards noon. Rising temp. Walter & I went to the new house & put in some wire for bell.
` 14 deg. High NW wind. Partly cloudy. Very chilly: Cold all day>
Zero. NE wind. Partly cloudy. Cold. Snow flurries PM. Drill day & go to the tailors. Back to beat at 4:30. Got my old blouse & tried on my new one.
12 deg. NE to variable wind. Cloudy. Snowing, 4 in. at 8 AM. Snow flurries all day. E. L. Business meeting at our house this eve.
4 deg. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy. Very frosty. Partly cloudy. Finished Ada's bob this eve.
8 deg. NW wind. Fair. Frosty.
6 deg. NW wind. Fair. Frosty. Schnell on Beat No. 9. I am "in it" again. Travel N. of Hadley St. No dinner for me. Too far to walk. Went home via. 32nd & Fond du Lac for dinner.
-2 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold, very frosty. Had dinner with Naab at the RR crossing, same as I used to a year ago.
8 deg. SW wind. Fair. Raw wind, vert chilly. Warmer toward eve.
30 deg. SW wind. Warmer. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30.
38 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Warm. 9 AM, rain turning to snow at 10:30. Colder. Wind NE. PM, wind blowing a gale. Snowing very hard all PM. Snow drifting badly. 6 In. fell. Mail at 1:45 for E. Traffold.
10 deg. North wind. Fair. Growing colder. Election appointments to serve this morn, for Inspectors, clerks & ballot clerks. Finished serving the Election Papers at 6:45 PM.
Zero. NW wind. Fair. Cold but pleasant. Rising Temp. Change dat:- Schroeder out at noon. PM, 1:45, Schroeder arrested Hilda Kordes 1511- Hopkins at Hobus Grocery, 1222-23rd St. Obtaining money under false pretense.
2 deg. SW wind. Fair. Frosty: Thawing at noon.
12 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Rising Temp. Thawing at noon. 2:45 Mail for Ald. Malewski. Walter & I went out to the new house this eve.
32 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Raw wind. Thawing at noon.
24 deg. S wind. Fair. Very pleasant. Thawing all day. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:15.
40 deg. W. Wind. Cloudy. Thawing very fast. Damp air. Rain from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Showers all PM.
30 deg. N wind. Fair. Cool. Reported cross walks necessary on Burleigh, 20th, 21st & 24thSts, also on 27th from Hadley to Chambers. 5:45 PM ordered to 21st & Fond du Lac to see what the trouble was. Found Schnell at Krienitzs with Augusta Boeck, about 90 yrs. old. Schroeder came & after we found out where she lived S. ordered me to take her home to 29th & Greves St. She comp. about her husband abusing her. I left he with Hulda Groth, 2906 Greves & reported case for investigation. Home, 8:40.
28 deg. SE wind. Partly cloudy. Raw wind. Washington's birthday. No school. Election laws for inspectors & clerks.
40 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Growning colder at 8 AM. Partly cloudy at 4 PM.
35 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Rain. Rubber coat, boots & black helmet. Took cap & shoes to 30th & N. Av. on way back from Sta., got them. Mail at 1:45 for Ald. Malewski. Rain turned to snow at 4:45. snowed about 1 in.
32 deg. SE wind. Fair. Very bright this AM. I am sick. Minnie tel. Sta. that I could not work today.
24 deg. NE wind. Partly cloudy. Chilly. Home today with the grippe. Dr. Bradley called this PM.
12 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Froze very hard. Murphy Aband. case today. I am a witness for def. Reptd for duty this morn. on acct. of Murphy case. Would have been better off at home.
14 deg. NW wind. Fair. Frosty. Av. Min. Temp. for Mo. 17 deg.