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.
22 deg. E wind. Partly cloudy. White frost. froze very hard. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:35. Orders to be at Sta. at 6:30 PM. Very cold all day.
32 deg. S wind. cloudy. Raw wind. Clearing at noon, WW wind. Judicial election Sta. at 34th & Wright. St. 5:50 AM to 8:20 PM. Home at 9:30. Brazel, Neelen, Woller, Kazel, elected. Corey defeated in the towns.
44 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warmer. Very dusty. Street sprinklers out on Sts. in 20th Wd. 1:45- went to Sta. Got abandonment warr. for Aug. Brandt. Arrested him at 27th & Fond du Lac at 5:40 PM.
46 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Rained nearly all night. In court with Brandt case. cont. one week on request of Atty. Kershaw. Back to beat at 10:15.
28 deg. High NE wind. cloudy. Cold raw wind. Schnell sick. Smudde & I covered his beat.
26 deg. High NE wind. Fair. Very cold & raw. Cold all day. Injunctionsuit this morn. in Judge Tarrants court. I will not go down. Walter traded his house for Beecks Schneider Furn. Co. Stock.
38 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Rainy & damp raw aior. Commenced raining at 9 AM. Rained & snowed all day. 1 in. of snow this eve.
34 deg. NW wind. Fair. Chilly. Minnie birthday-46 yrs old. Drill day. Back to beat at 4:15. Went to Sta. at 1:45. Got subpoenas for A. Herbst & Wm. Gauger in Ald. Stiglbauers meat inspection case.
32 deg. HIgh NW wind. Cloudy. Very chilly. Went to City Hall with Gaugers subp. Back to beat at 8:03. Eve. Mens meeting at our house this eve. preparatory to next Sunday Eve. service.
26 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Very raw & chilly wind.
32 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Warmer. PM partly clearing & warmer. Brandt case at 9 AM. Cont. to April 6. Got Subp's for Pros & Def. Back to beat at 10:10 AM. Dress coat today. Rain at 6:30 & all eve. I painted pantry this eve. Our wedding anniversary - 24th.
32 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Snowing:- snow flurries all day. Geo. Knoch (Der Hauptman) died this morn at 9 o'c. Aged 65 yrs.
26 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Snowing. Partly clearing toward noon. Freezing hard all eveining. 2 In. snow.
22 deg. NW wind. Fair. Froze hard. Brotherhood meeting at Kingsley Church this eve.
31 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Commence snowing at 9:30 AM. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30. Change day:- Schroder out at noon. Went Capts. Office to explain Comp. of Wm. Glassnapp. Moths resigned & Kruse acting detective in his place. Moths goes to work for Schlitz Co.
30 deg. N wind. Partly cloudy. Cold & blustering. Brandt case, 9 AM, not guilyt. Left court at 11:50 AM. Brandt's two boys are working. & the mother gets the money. So no cause for action. Mail at 1:45.
28 deg. NW wind. Fair. Froze hard. Lang on Kruse's beat. Snow flakes falling during the day.
28 deg. SE wind. Fair. Heavy frost. Rising temp. Stike at Wis. Foundry, 32nd & Locust. Rev. Kern, Pt. Wash. died at 4 PM. Emma Maechtle telephoned for flowers.
28 deg. SW wind becoming variable. Fair. White frost followed by rising temp. Minnie took flowers to NW Depot. Met Rev. Brendel & sent them out by him. Wm. Reinhard & wife came in from Reeseville to stay overnight.
32 deg. NE wind. Fair. Chilly, white frost. Cold all day. Watching strikers all day. Brother JL's Birthday - 47 yrs old.
32 deg. SW wind. Fair. Frost. Rising temp. Very dusty & warm at noon.
40 deg. HIgh W wind. Fair. Warmer & very dusty. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:35. Went two blocks out of city to collect Tax bill , Jno. Burskewitz, 20th & Nash St. Turned in 97 cents. Letter from Bro. J.L. saying our dear Mother was very sick.
44 deg. NW to NE wind. Rain. Cooler at 8 AM. Quite wam NW wind. Asked per. to go downtown to order a suit of clothes. Strikers troubling men at Bridge Wks. Foundry. Mother died at 4:40 PM. J.L. Tel. me at 7:15 PM from Kenosha.
32 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Chilly. Rain & snow 10 to 12 AM. Asked perm. to try on suit at Tailors, also to go to funeral Friday. Arrested Thos. Cherney at 5:40 PM. Riding bicycle on sidewalk. Rain all eve.6:30 - Called to 2524 Fond du Lac. Albert Tausenfreund had the Snakes. Sent him to Em. Hospital. Home at 8:15 PM.
34 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Very chilly. In court with cherny. Sen. Sus. on pay't of costs, $1.58. Pd. fine. Gave money to Lieut Joe & went to Stumpf & Langhoff & Gimbels. Bo't O'Coat at G's. $15.00. Back to beat at 10:30. Got my suit from Peoples Tailor Co.
32 deg. NE wind. Fair. Frost. Very chilly. Went to NW Depot. Met JL & family & took 10:25 train for Pt. Wash. to bury our dear mother at 2 PM. Went to H. J. M's after funeral to stay all night.
28 deg. SE wind. Fair. White frost. Walter M. took Walter & I to Pt. where we took the 9:07 train for home. J. L., Josie & Jessie Corwin went to dinner with me. Helen told me of a fire in Walters room last night with no one in the house. Damage about $15 to $20. Burned Walter's bathrobe & scorched door. Went on duty at 1 PM.
38 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Warmer, looks like rain. Rained PM & Eve. Orders to be at Secy's office at !! AM. Warr. for C. Heller 1228-24th, neglecting to send boy to school. Notified him to be at Sta. at 7 o'c. in the morn.
38 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Damp. Rain at noon & PM & snow. In court at 9 AM with Heller. $5.00 & cost. Back to beat at 11 AM. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:50. Took our Ins. Policies to 622 Gr. Av., H. C. Schroeder, Pres. Offered $10.00 damage. I told him I'd see. Heavy snow storm from 5 to ..... PM. Contractor commenced grading for subway at Fond du Lac this AM.
32 deg. NE wind. cloudy. chilly. Clearing at noon, snow going fast. 2 in. snow this morn. Overcoat & Overshoes. Av Min Temp for Mo 32 deg.