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.
45 deg. E Wind. Cloudy. Rain at 8 AM. Lasting till noon. Checks this morn. PM. Foggy. Mail at 1:45. Letter from J. Pleyte, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Box of fish from J. Pleyte, Sturgeon Bay per. U.S. Expr. John Roberts brought them up to the house.
54 deg. W wind. Fair. Very pleasant. Wind chgd toward noon to NE. Cold & disagreeable. Went to Secy's office, Paid Interest - 8:45 to 9:45.
40 deg. SW wind. Fair. Cool. Warmer towards noon. J. Binninger came up & got plans for house this eve.
50 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Showery. Cool all day.
44 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool & pleasant. Baseball commences to day at 8th & Chambers.
36 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Cold & very chilly. Orders to go to Union Cemetary from 1:30 to 5:30. Left cemetary at 5:10.
38 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Very cool. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:35.
38 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Rain during the night. Rain & snow during the day. Colder, disagreeable. Vogt on Vac,
30 deg. NW wind. Fair. Heavy frost. Warmer towards noon. Cool. PM wind chgd to E.
40 deg. W wind. Fair. Frost during the night. Rising temp.
46 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Warmer. Concert at Kingsley Church this eve. Ada's SS Class trying to raise money for their bonds.
64 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. Naabs boy sick. I go home to dinner today. Bo't 3 lots, No. 1,2, & 3 Climax Sub. 20th Wd. 34th St. adjoining Mil. Bridge Co's property. Paid Ferd Weylan $10.00 & agree to make up the Bal. on or before Sept. 1st '06. Mortgage of $300 on lts 1 & 2. Purchase price $600.00
62 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Very warm. Showers during the night. Rain & cooler at 8 AM. !:30 PM Went to Union cemetery. 3 funerals. Rain all the time. Left at 4 o'c. Home to dinner today.
48 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Foggy. Heavy rain during the night. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30. J. Binninger & wife came up this eve. & made a bargain for house for $2050 to be done in 3 months.
50 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. Schwertfeger hauling sand for Binninger's house. Hauled 9 loads.
63 deg. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. Very warm at noon. 8:15- Arrested Geo. Haberer at 32nd & Fond du Lac, Drunk.
66 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. 84 deg. in shade at noon. In court at 9 AM with Haberer. Sentence suspended. Back to beat at 10 o'c.
58 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cooler, Very pleasant. PM. Wind SW. Vogt ret. from Vac. Orders for blouses & white helmets on Sunday.
48 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. Very cool all day. Took storm house down this AM. Schwertfeger hauled 2 loads of sand for Binninger's house,
42 deg. NW wind. Fair. Very cool. Blouses & White Helmets. Alices birthday 37 yrs. old. Went to cemetery at 1:30 PM.
50 deg. SE wind. Fair. Cool & pleasant. Walter to go to 2422 Cold Spring Av. at 8 PM. Kuechel's Notary Public. Drill & Inspection. Back to beat ata 4:30. No more drill for this season.
56 deg. S wind. Fair. Warmer. PM wind SW, warm. Rassch hauled a one horse load of sand to put in our garden.
58 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Showery. Rain at 8 AM. Shower at 4:45 with heavy thunder. Cool. Signed payroll.
53 deg. E wind. Partly cloudy. Cool. rising temp. Ascension day. PM NE wind, cloudy & chilly.
52 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Very heavy fog early this morn. Partly clearing towards noon. Warm. Showers at 2:40 & 5:10 PM. Very sultry all eve.
43 deg. High E wind. Cloudy. Rain during the night. Growing colder.
42 deg. High NE wind. Cloudy. Rain. Cold. Disagreeable. Rained all day. Very cold.
40 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Rising temp. Cool at noon, NE wind. In court at 9 AM with Raasch. O..W. Bow def. Atty. Guilty, fined $10.00 & cost $18.23. Back to beat at 11:30.
48 deg. SE wind. cloudy. Heavy rain during the night with Lightning, thunder & hail. Decoration day. Partly clearing toward noon. At Cemetary at 10 o'c & at 1PM to 5:30.
58 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Warm. Wind W at noon. Min. temp. for mo. 48 deg. Murphy case today. Murphy did not put in an appearance & Bench Warr. will be issued. Back to beat at 11:30.