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.
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.