William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
September 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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59 deg. SE wind. Fair. Rising temp. Fair. Minnie & Helen go to Chicago this morn to stay over Sunday. Schnell on special. Smudde & I cover his beat. Schnell back at 9 AM. 2:45- Warr. for Henry Knoch 3036 Fond du Lac. Selling liquor to minors. Arrested K at Saloon & went to Sta. on car. He pit up $135.00 bail.

70 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. Thunder shower, 2:30 to 4:30. Shower in the eve.

56 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Labor Day:- My birthday - 48. Orders to be in Sta. at 6:30 PM. 11 AM Met Geo. Maechtle jr & wife 30th & Fond du Lac. Minnie & Helen came home at 4 PM. Went to Sta. at 6:30 to get instructions for primary election tomorrow.

64 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool 9 AM wind SE. Primary election. Stationed at 34th & Wright. Schroeder relieved me at 10 AM to vote. Minnie brought my dinner at noon. Ed.Young bro't my supper at 6 o'c. Left booth for Central Sta.. at 11:17. Home at 1:00 o'c.

50 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Cool. In court at 8:30 in case vs. Knoch, selling liquor to minors. Case adj. to Sept. 14, 9 AM. Back to beat at 10:45. Schnell on wagon. Smudde & I divide his beat. Evening- Surprised by No. 2 Choir Fountain Pen & Ink Stand for my birthday.

58 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Warm during day. Juvenile court summons for Hartman children 1538 Hopkins & Katie Wolters 1254-30th St. for this PM. 9 AM I went to Trostels Tannery looking for Hartman. Went to W & A Bridge works, subp. H. Wolters. To Juv. Ct. 2 PM. Katie Wolters placed under care of Miss Clara Smith. Hartman children sent to Dep. Home. H's household furn. set out on St. I ordered lantern placed there over night.

60 deg. W wind. Fai. Rising temp. Very warm at noon. Aug. Freudenburg arr., drunk. Notified Winkel. 8:45 went to Frellsons office. He was out . then to Sta. & back to beat. Looked for a place to move Hartmans goods to, by request of Frellson.

62 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Warmer. Hot at noon. Went to Junck's place 1650 Hopkins. Got him to agree to take Mrs. Hartmans things & give her a room. Miner hauled her stuff & he got her groceries.

64 deg. Southerly wind Fair. Warmer. 112 deg. in sun at 9 AM. Hot at noon. At cemetery 2 to 4 PM.

70 deg. SW wind. Fair. Hot. Light shower at 11:30. State Fair begins. Childrens Day. Met Rich Schardt at Welters this PM.

70 deg. SW wind Fair. Hot. Hot all day. Strackman girls from E. Chicago called today. 1 PM tel. Miss Douglas in case of Mrs. Hartman 1650 Hopkins. Miss D. came up at 2>30 & took Mrs. H. down to the house with her.

64 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Very warm. Hot at noon. Harry Colby to be buried today. Went to Sta, 1:45, S&B Warr. for Robt. Knoske 693 Buffum St. And. Naerz, 24th & Auer, Comp. Fight occurred yeaterday at 26th & Hopkins.

62 deg. NW wind. Partly cloudy. Cool. In court at 8:30 with Knoske. Found guilty. Fined $5.00 & costs-$10.24. Back to beat at 9:55. 3:34 PM- Florence Baranski 1527 Locust St., 9 yrs., struck by N. Mil. car, 17th & Locust Injured about head, taken in by Mrs. Sindeman 1160 17th & attended by Dr. O.F. Krueger.

54 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. Knoch case, 9 AM. Cont. to Sept. 28. Back to beat at 9"30.

58 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Cool. Schultz on his own beat today. Men back from State Fair. Change day:- Schroeder out at noon. Eve.- sold my bicycle to Fred Lawrence.

64 deg. SE wind. Fair. Warmer. Hot at noon. Hot all day. Ar cemetery- one funeral at 2:45. 3:45 Stolzenfeld tel. me to meet him at 26th & Fond du Lac. Boy killed at Base Ball game. Cuno Schilling, 12 yrs, 963-9th St. Struck in back of neck by foul ball. Killed instantly.

70 deg. Easterly wind. Fair. Hot all night. Shower this PM, cooler.

63 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Cooler. Walter rented his house to W. D. Cox for $20.00 per month. I went out & took measure for screens etc.

64 deg. NE wind. Partly cloudy. Moderate Temp. PM- cloudy & cool.

66 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Rain during the night. Orders to be at the Base Ball Park at 7:30 PM. Partly clearing toward noon. Very Warm. Home at 11:15.

60 deg. S wind. Partly cloudy. Foggy & damp. Shower at 12:45 PM. Warm all day. B.B. Park at 7:30 this eve.

58 deg. NW win. Fair. Very pleasant this AM. PM- cloudy & cooler. B. Ball Park at 7:30. Home at 10:30.

56 deg. NE wind Cloudy. Damp, mist falling. Clearing toward noon. Cool all day.

48 deg. SE wind Fair. Cool. Minnie & I went to Cox's this eve. I did some work on the house.

54 deg. SE wind. Fair. Rising tmp. Quite warm at noon. Paid Bastian $ 1.00 for hauling stone for Binningers house.

66 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Cooler at 8 AM. Clearing at 9 AM. Sta. 1:45- Dis. Warr for Alex Thuering 1388-25th St. Augusta Schwartz 1386-25th St., comp. Notified to be in Sta. at 6:45 tomorrow morn. & subp. witnesses. Lina Maechtle here on visit. Walter & I went to the Richters with F. Weyland & made out the papers for lots 1,2, & 3, Clima Subd., 20th Wd.

Alex Thuering came to Sta. at 6:45. In court at 8:30 AM. Cont. to Sept. 29th. $35.00 Bail. Took T to Central Sta. & notified his wife. Took Minnies deed to registers office. Worked at Walter's house until 11:30 PM.

58 deg. SE wind. Fair. Cool breeze. 11 AM, cloudy, looks like rain. Knoch case today. Cont. to Oct. 19th. Rain at 1 PM & all afternoon.

60 deg. Northerly wind. Cloudy. Growing cooler. Rained all night. Invitation to VanHoutens 850-35th st. Theuring case this morn. Found guilty, Fined $1.00 & cost-$8.49. Back to beat at 10:50. Check at 3:45 PM. Went to VanHoutens at 850-35th St.

53 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. Av Min temp for mo 58 deg. Ripon ME church burned this morn. Conf. Sunday at Janesville.

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