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.
62 deg. NE to SE wind. Cloudy. Sultry. Checks this morn. Gave Minnie 3 - $20 gold pieces this morn.
68 deg. SE wind. Fair. Very warm. Mat. Franz, del. boy for A. Rausch 2810 Fond du Lac Av. lost pocket purse with $25.00 in it. 3 5's & a $10 bill.
68 deg. NE wind. Fair. Warm thunder shower at 1:30 AM. Very sultry all day.
70 deg. Variable wind Fair. Hot. Thunder shower at 1:30 PM. Walter & I went out to the house at 5 AM. Herm. Neubert came & collected for shingling Binningers house. Settled with H, Raasch for carpenter work on 42nd St. house.
68 deg. Variable Wind. Partly cloudy. Very warm. Showery. Application of Max Hoffman for permit to operate whirligig at 23rd & Clark. Protested by Burger, Geo. Schwab & a host of others.
68 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. 9 AM wind NE. Sultry. Showery all day. Walter & Lindows went on Vac. this morn to Spring Lake Mich. via Chicago.
67 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Warm shower this AM. PM,,very warm NE wind.
70 deg. NE wind. cloudy. Sultry:- rain during the night. Orders to go out in plain clothes & watch for man exposing person on Chambers, 22nd & 23rd, PM.
68 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Sultry. Shower during the night. Hot alll forenoon. Thunder shower at 1:30-2:45. PM in plain clothes watching for "Tailor".
67 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool breeze. PM, NE wind. Cooler. In plain clothes this PM watching for man.
68 deg. NW wind. Fair. Very warm . 9 AM, wind NE. Cooler. PM, in plain clothes watching for "Tailor"
62 deg. NE wind. Fair. Coller, very pleasant. Fred. Kieber 1259-20th St. Comp. about getting a licking in Luscher's Saloon yesterday PM. PM, at Union Cemetery 3 to 4:30 PM.
58 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Rising temp. at 8 AM. In plain clothes this PM, watching for :Tailot". "Billy" Sullivan, Detective, died this morn. Pneumonia. Raasch, Jr & Sr. came this eve. I paid them $40.00 each.
57 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Cool. Genthe returned from Vac. "Eagles" Convention in town this week. Eve- John Maechtles daughter Ada & Freda came this eve. to stay all night.
60 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Rising temp. Very warm at 8 AM. Orders to be at Pabst Park at 7 PM. Home at 11:35 PM. Walter came home from Vac. this morn.
64 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Warmer. Very warm all day. Wm. Sullivan buried today. Ordered to be in court- witness vs Alb. Bullerjahn, com. drunk. 90 days HofC. Back to beat at 10:30 AM.
,Lulu Beier 1006-17th St. Comp. Disorderly. S. lives at 1105-22nd St. but was not at home.
73 deg. Variabkle wind. Partly cloudy. Very warm all night. Noon wind SE. Orders to be at Grand Av. & 5th at 7:15 PM. Fire run. Started for home at 8:30 PM. Got home, 9:30. Crowds, cars over loaded. Thunderstorm at 6 PM. Moved from SE to NW.
72 deg. SE wind. Partly cloudy. Very sultry:- Ada & Dora go to Chicago via boat at 9 AM.
72 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Very warm all night. At Union Cemetary 2:45 to 4:15 PM. Chas. Differt was buried at 3 PM.
73 deg. SW wind. Fair. 98 deg. at noon. Very warm. Hottest day. 2:45, Warr. for Chas. Steffen Jr. 1106-22nd. Lulu Beier 1006-17th St. Comp. Disorderly. S. lives at 1105-22nd. but was not at home.
75 deg. W. wind. Fair. Hot-95 deg. at 10 AM. 94 deg. at 4:45. 5:16, cool breeze from N. Notified Chas. Steffan 1105-22nd st. to be in Sta. at 6:50 AM tomorrow. Subp. witness- Lulu Beier. 1006-17th St & others.
72 deg.. W wind. Fair. Hot. Thunder showers 11:30 to 12:50. In court at 8:30 with Steffen. Found guilty. Sentence susp. Back to beat at 10:05 AM. PM-showers, cont. warm. Grofman came to supper this eve.
74 deg. NW wind. Fair. Hot. 7:30 AM wind chjgd to NE, cooler. Signed payroll. Orders at 11:45 to go to 1114-24th St. & arrest Jos. Blei. No such person there. Went to dinner, 12:40 to 1:45. Went to Sta. Got Warr. for Blei. Abandonment.
70 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Sultry. Nothing doing. Quiet all day. Notified Mrs. Krafin & Mrs. Heller to be at Luerners office tomorrow morn.
73 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Sultry. Partly clearing & hot toward noon. Lt. shower at 2:40 PM. Smudde bro't Abandonment Warr. for Max Wegehaupt, 964-23rd St. Left it in Box at Wright & Fond du Lac.
70 deg. Northerly wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. 9 AM wind NW. 1:45 orders to go to 1404-27th & shoot horse. Then went to cemetery. PM- Growing cooler for which we are very thankful.
50 deg. N wind. Fair. Very cool all day. Maechtle girls came back from Lomira Convention.
54 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Mail for Ald. Petersen. Schnell on his own beat. Jaunke told me this noon that Fritz Strehlow was dead. Died at 10 AM.
63 deg. W wind. Fair. 86 deg. at 1 PM. Very [leasant. Warm at noon. Emma & Helen went to the cemetery. I met them at 17th & Locust.. Went to Sta. at 1:45. Got Aband. Warr. for Robt. Hartman 1538 Hopkins. Left Warr. in Box at 24th & Hopkins for night officer.
56 deg. N wind. Fair. Cool. Went from Sta. to the Docks looking for Robt. Hartman. He has been working at PM dock. Luenberg will watch for him. Back to the beat at 10:15 PM PM went to Meiers & got $250 on note for 60 days. Ed Young came this PM. Schlueter & wife, Mrs. Rhode & Mrs. Forster were up this PM. Emma called home, her mother broke her arm.
58 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Min temp for Mo 66 deg. Strehlow to be buried this PM. Went to the cemetery, staid till funeral was over. Wore my new blouse first time.