William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
March 1906

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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MARCH 1906

28 deg. SE wind. partly cloudy. Warmer. Checks this AM. Eng. Co. No. 30 & CCWW working. J. Rieck, Capt.

34 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Raining hard at 10AM. Tel. home for my rubber boots. Minnie bro't them down 33rd St. I met her at Meinecke Av. Rained all day. Everett Maechtle came this eve.

36 deg. SE to SW wind. Cloudy. Partly clearing at 9 AM. 1:45, mail for Ald Malewsky. Snow flurries at 2:30 till night. Everett & Nettie are attending E. L. Rally at Asbury Church.

28 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Snowing, colder. Flurries all forenoon.

26 deg. NE wind. Partly cloudy. Chilly. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30. Asked Haukohl for check for $400.00. Mother Post staid to supper this eve.

30 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Damp. PM- Snow towards eve. 1/2 in. fell. Wm. Reinhard & wife from Reeseville came to stay all night.

32 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Rising temp. PM- Met Genthe at 3:50, looking for Herm. Lamp, a deserter from the regular Army. His home is 1203-20th. Was stopping with his sister, 2325 Center St. Got him at 6 o'c. I went with Genthe & called the wagon. Reinhards left this eve.

34 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Damp. Partly clearing at noon. Wind chgd to NE. Mail at 1:45 for Ph. Siegel 1100-22nd, Got my watch at Twelemeyers. Went to Sachtschneiders inquiring about Rosa Glassnap.

28 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Snow this morn & squalls at noon. Partly clearing PM. Met Genthe at 10 AM in front of Miss. 2. Snow at 6:45 this eve.

28 deg. NW wind. Partly cloudy. Chilly. Raw wind. 1/2 in. of snow this AM.

18 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Cold. Letter for Ald. Malewsky. A&B Warr. for Bessie Mohr. 1156 - 22nd St., Martha Riemer, Comp. Notified ner to be at Sta. No. 5 at 7o'c tomorrow morn. & then supb. witnesses.

8 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Cold. Snow flurries during eve. Mrs. Mohr came to Sta. 5 at 7o'c. Signed bail bond, deposited $ 35.00 & went home. In court at 9 AM. Pleaded not guilty. Found guilty & paid $1.00 & cost-$6.20. I got back to beat at 11:30 AM. Drill day. Back to beat at 4:30. Went to Sta. before drill, letter for C. F. Winkelman 1239-27th St. Met Genthe at 4:40, 30th & Fond du Lac.

16 deg. N wind. Partly cloudy. Snow flurries, about 1 in. of snow this morn. Snow flurries during the day. Wind chgd. to E. Mail at 1:45. First registration day. I was chosen to rep. our Sta. at Conf. with the chief to have salary raised. Mail at 4:45 for Registry Inspectors.

13 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Blizzeard raging. 2 in. of snow this AM. Ada's birthday-18 yrs. old. Cold all day.

12 deg. N wind. Fair. Cold. Change day:- Schroeder out at noon. Tax bills this morn.

14 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. 1 in. of snow fell during the night. Notice per tel. that committee would meet Kelly at Central Sta. at 2 PM. tomorrow.

8 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. I'm to be at Central Sta. at 2 PM. 3:30 PM- back to beat. Kelly, Leaman, Ginke & myself went in and talked with the Chief. Had a pleasant talk & recv'd much encouragement. Committee will keep together & work after Election. Collected tax from Max Ruffin 1279-20th-$2.81.

16 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Rising temp. Collected tax from Wm. Kaeding 1151-28th St. this PM.-$1.37.

30 deg. Cloudy. Snowing. Home sick all day. Schroeder called this PM.

12 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold & frosty. Primary election day. At home sick.

30 deg. W wind. Fair. Growing colder toward eve. HIgh wind all day. Spring begins. Snow squalls. Home sick today.

2 deg. NW wind. Fair. Very cold. At home today.

6 deg. NE wind. Fair. Very cold. On duty this morn. Signed payroll.

22 deg. NE wind. Partly cloudy. Raw wind. Collected tax from J. Woppert & Wm. Billings.

24 deg. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy. Rising temp.

42 deg. Southerly wind. Rain. Rainy all day. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:15.

34 deg. N Wind. Cloudy. One inch of snow this morn. Orders to be at Panorama at the Prize fights at 8:30 PM. Home at 11:30 PM.

32 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Rising temp. Partly clearing at 10 AM. Mail at 1:45 PM for Ald. Malewsky.

32 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Cool. Minnie, Ada & I attended the Munhall Meeting at Grand Ave. Church.

32 deg. High NE wind. Partly cloudy. Chilly all day. 1:45, Mail for Ald. Malewsky.

30 deg. High NE wind. Fair. Very chilly. Av. Min. Temp. for Mo. 24 deg. Checks at 1:45. Saloon application, Chas. Leben, 3002 Fond du Lac.

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