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.
21 deg. High NW wind. Fair. Growing colder very fast. Checks this AM. $1.25 less for Auditorium Sub., which we will pay in 4 installments. Change day:-Genthe out at noon.
25 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Chilly raw wind. Mrs. Pat. Weimer buried this PM.
32 deg. NW wind. cloudy. Growing colder. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:45.
30 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Raw wind. Naab at North Av. 10 AM. Nigger at Fond du Lac. Nauman case, 2 PM. Testimony taken & case held open for one week to give Mrs. Nauman a chance to appear in her own behalf. Back to beat at 4:35.
33 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Rain turning to snow then to rain & continued all day.
28 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Rain during the night. Colder, snow flurries during the PM.
4 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Snow flurries in the eve.
24 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Raw wind. Looks like snow. 10 AM, wind chgd to W. Worked in basement all eve.
21 deg. NE wind. Chilly. Very quiet all day.
32 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Very damp. Drill day:- Orders at 11 AM - No drill today. No drill until further orders. Walter & I went out to his house & worked all the eve.
27 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Damp. Dora Maechtle came this AM. Is Going to Wauwatosa to work for Dr. White. 3:15 PM, Arrested Andraes Vogel on 25th & Burleigh, Drunk.
30 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Raw wind. In court at 9 AM with Vogl's bail in my pocket. Pleaded guilty. Sentence Susp. Back to beat at 10:15 AM. Got tax bills for Minnie & Helen. Ours $34.66.
36 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Rainy. PM, foggy.
44 deg. W wind. cloudy. Foggy & damp. Fog lifted at 8 AM. Cooler. Eve.- growing cold.
20 deg. NW wind. Fair. Growing colder. Change day:- Schroeder out at noon.
18 deg. W wind. Fair. Frosty. Very mild & pleasant. duting the day. Wm. Glasnapp & wife quarrelling. Took them into church & gave them a hearing & told them to be good.
16 deg. N wind. Fair. Frosty. Long Distance Tel. from Jack Eimerman saying John Maechtle's wife was dead. 1:45 PM- Mail for Henry Knoch at 3036 Fond du Lac. Took letter to 1230 Hadley. Notified Chas. Soltow to pay Saloon License.
10 deg. NW wind. Fair. Frosty.
16 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Chilly. Minnie & Helen go to Port this morn. to attend funeral of John Maechtle's wife. Went to tailot & truancy office, 8:45 to 10:15. Fitted dress coat & reported Kranz children, 1295-32nd St.
20 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Frosty. Wrote a letter to mother. Sent her $5.00 for Christmas. Minnie came home at 9:00 PM.
26 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Snowing. "Schnee gestoeber". Partly clearing towards noon. Snow flying all day. About 1/2 in. this eve.
20 deg. N wind. Partly cloudy. 20 deg. N Wind. Partly cloudy. Chilly.
12 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Signed payroll.
12 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Went with Schroeder to chas. Soltows Saloon & told him to close up because he had no License. S. went to City Clerks office & found out his license had not passed the council as had been reported. in their proceedings.
21 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Very still & quiet this morn. SW wind & warm at noon. 34 deg., Fair. Very warm & springlike all PM. Subpeonaed witnesses for Det. Peck in Larceny Case. - Roland Schaefer, Wm. Wegelhaupt & Marvin Meyer.
25 deg. SW wind. Partly cloudy. Chilly. PM- High SW wind, very dusty. Quite warm. Eve- Rain. 2:45 PM- A&B Warr. for Fred Koeckvitz, 1501-23rd, his wife Comp. Searched all PM & could not find him. Christmas tree at Miss 2.
33 deg. N wind. cloudy. Growing colder, 28 deg. at 10 AM. Went to Koeckvitz house at 7:45. Not at home. Edw. Maechtle & wife came to stay all night. Going home tomorrow.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. Mild. Warm toward noon. Went to Koeckvitz house at 6:50 AM. Arrested him. Called the wagon to 28th & Hopkins. Subp. witnesses at 563-25th St. & went to court. Pleaded guilty & was fined $5 & cost. Went to Jail. Home at 11:50 AM. Ada went to Port this PM with E. Maechtle & wife.
26 deg. SE wind. cloudy. Foggy & frosty. Got dollar for Election Exp. 1:45 Warr. for Alb. Bullerjahn 1132-29th. Com. drunkard, Anna B. comp. Arrested him at home, 5:30 PM. Called wagon to 27th & Fond du Lac & sent them to 15th & Clark. St.
36 deg. NE wind. cloudy. Rain at 8 AM.
34 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Min Temp for Mo - 24 deg. Rainy. snow flurry at 7:15 AM. Growing colder. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:35. In court at 9 AM with Bullerjahn. 90 days in H of C. Back to beat at 10:48. Westfall told me at 7:30 that Dopke died at 9 0'c. last night. Av Temp for yr ending Dec. 31st - 41 deg.