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.
29 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Frosty. Warmer toward noon. Checks this morn.
32 deg. SW wind. Fair. White frost. Warm during the day.
40 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Warmer today. Mail at 1:45. Hartman at home nights. Left Warr. in box at 24th & Hopkins for night officer.
44 deg. SE wind. Fair. Warm for the season.
34 deg. Fair. Cool. Drill day: Orders to be at Sta. at 6:30 PM to get stations for tomorrows election.
48 deg. E wind. cloudy. Rainy all day. Election day. Sta. at 34th & Wright St. At booth, 5:50 AM. Minnie bro't my dinner. 1130 votes at 12 o'c. noon. Ada bro't my supper at 5 PM. Walter bro't my jacket. I left booth at 9:05. Home at 10:10.
50 deg. SE wind. Partly cloudy. Eve. Cloudy & Damp. Reception for O.H. C. at Miss. 2. Minnie & I went. Home at 11 0'c.
43 deg. Variable wind. Heavy fog. Partly clearing toward noon.
45 deg. NW wind. Fair. Growing colder. Robt. Hartman & wife came to clerks office. I arrested him. Then Mrs. Hartman wanted the case dropped but the Dist. Atty. would not consent & asked continuance till tomorrow to get G. Frellson in court. Went from court to dinner. Reported sick when I got home & laid abed all PM. Sick headache.
34 deg. S wind. cloudy. Cool. Hartman case at 9 AM. Frellson, Zuemer, Rud. Horthals & I testified. Judge Neelen sent hime our for one year. Henry Knoch quit his saloon 3036 Fond du Lac Av. & moved his family out of the place.
30 deg. N wind. Partly cloudy. Chilly. PM at cemetary from 2 to 4 o'c. Growing colder. Home this eve. Went to Kingsley Church with Minnie & Ada.
28 deg. NW wind. Partly cloudy. Snow flurries, very chilly. Drill day:- Went to Tailor, got new pants and had them inspected. Back to beat at 4:55.
28 deg. NW wind. cloudy. Very chilly. Company this eve. Lois & Dewey, Laura & Mrs. Josie S. they are attending Missionary Convention at Summerfield Church. Carpenter work on Adams Barn done. Pd. F. Rassch sr. $33.07 for work on Adams Barn.
24 deg. SW wind. Fair. Frosty. Overcoat this morn & blouse under over coat this PM. Feel chilly all the time.
32 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Very chilly. Change day:- Schroeder out at noon. F.J. Rasch finished painting the Adams Barn.
32 deg. SE wind. Cloudy, Very chilly. Raw wind. Rain toward eve.
48 deg. SW to W wind. Cloudy. Rainy this morn. Growing colder. Clearing at noon. Pleasant.
34 deg. W wind. Partly clousy. Frost during the night. Cool. Juvenile summons for Mrs. Nauman 1138-30th St. for abandoning children for Tues. PM. Mrs. Murawsky 3002 - Fond du Lac (3rd floor) complains of losing gold neck chain, ear ring & silk umbrella from house. Don't know when. Suspects- Frank Maranjek & her son Mike.
W wind. Cloudy. Cold. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:50.
28 deg. W wind. cloudy. Chilly. Rain at 6 PM. Nauman Case, Juv. court, 2 PM. Case cont. 2 weeks. Children given to Eissfeld till trial. Back to beat at 3:30. John Kouteny 1149-22nd St. held up on Locust St. bet. 22nd & 23rd at 6:30 PM. yeaterday. Badly beaten but not robbed. I think Rich. Kanitz may have done the job but doubt if Kouteny could identify him. Kanitz lives at 1166-21st.
40 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Rain all day. Wind chgd to W at 3:30 PM. Snow & Rain at 4:14. Colder. Called to 1229-20th St. at 5:45. Found Carl Carl Jahn lying on the floor drunk. Told his wife to leave him there & Notified the Sta. to have night officer keep an eye on the place.
32 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Colder. Put up storm windows this eve.
24 deg. SW wind. Fair. White frost. Cool all day.
27 deg. SW wind. Fair. White frost. Cool all day.
35 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Showers all morn.
45 deg. High SW wind. Cloudy. Rain, 9 AM. Partly clearing. Colder. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30. Walter Bro't home a "Stanley 45" Plane".
36 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Chilly. PM, clearing & very pleasant.. Waited in Sta. till 7:45 for mail. Got subpoena for Hy. Perch & Mrs. Schellenberg in case of Nauman children. Subp. Botts at 6 PM. Walter & I worked all the eve. in my shop getting cleaned up for once so I can do carpenter & cabiner work.
32 deg. High NW wind. Partly cloudy. Growing colder. PM- Went to Meiers, Pd. $50.00 on acct. & signed note to West Side Bank for 4 mo's. for $400.00, payable on or before.
26 deg. SW wind. Fair. White frost. Thanksgiving day: 1/2 hor extra for dinner. Minnie stayed at home & got dinner for me as she has done for many years.
36 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Rainy & damp. Ave. Min Temp for mo. 34 deg. Minnie went to Waukesha with Mrs. Kube. Visited reform school.