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.
30 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Snow drifts along fences this morn. Checks. Change day:- Genthe out at noon. Aug, Brandt arrested by Seehawer & Wolter on Abandonment charge. Arnoln (Money) Manthei returned from Waupun Prison where he has just finished a 6 yr. sentence in 4 yrs. & 3 mos.
34 deg. SE wind. SE wind. Fair. Snow drifts along the fences & banks. Badge & club on Lieuts desk. Uniform coat in cell room. Looks suspicious.
35 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Growing colder. Snow flurries at 9:15 AM. Cold all day.
31 deg. NE wind. Fair. Frost. 9:45 AM. Met Aug. C. Ressel at 32nd & Fond du Lac. Took him to see our lots at 34th & Concordia & sold them to him for $750.00. $20.00 down & he gets the abstracts extended. Eve.- Sister Alice & husband, James H. Pier (Pyrs) called this eve.
40 deg. S wind. cloudy. Damp, chilly air. Looks like rain. Showers 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Went to church at Kingsley this eve.
1 36 deg. NE wind. Fair. Froze during the night. Drill day-: Back to beat at 4:45. Bicycle riders on Hopkins & 25th. Staid there till 6:25 & saw nothing.
38 deg. NE wind. Fair. Very chilly wind. Meeting of Police Pension Board at Mayor's office this 2:30 PM. Bo't $20,000.00 worth of Neenah School Bonds which net about 4%. Back to beat at 4PM.
36 deg. NE wind. Partly cloudy. Very chilly. Reported walks on 20th, 21st & 22nd.
36 deg. SW wind. Fair. Asencion Day. White frost early this morn. Warming up toward noon. Quite warm during the PM.
38 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Growing colder. Snow flakes flying. Orders to go to Shiltz Parl at 7:30 PM- Prize fights. Home 11:30 PM. Commenced snowing 9 AM. snowed till noon. PM clearing & cold NE wind.
30 deg. NE wind. Fair. White frost. Hutch on Vac. Schnell on Wagon. Smudde & I cover Schnell's beat. Went to Sta. at 1:45.
42 deg. S wind. Partly cloudy. Risning temp. Very warm at noon.
62 deg. High SW wind. Fair. Quite warm & very pleasant excepting the high wind. PM, hot and dusty. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:40.
46 deg. N wind. Fair. Cool. Thunder shower 2 PM. Rained all PM.
44 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Cool. Very chilly all day. Change day:- Schroeder out at noon.
38 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Cool & pleasant all day.
53 deg. W wind. Fair. Showers during the night & early morn. JL called this PM. Clara on way home. Wrote that she couldn't come to house.
56 deg. N wind. Fair. Very pleasant. Minnie very sick this PM & Eve.
48 deg. W wind. Fair. Very pleasant, cool. PM wind chgd to NE. Saloon application of G. Neumann, 20th & Townsend Sts.
32 deg. NW wind. Fair. Frost:- Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:35. Sister Alice's birthday. 38 yrs old. Went to clerk's office 8:45 to 9:45 about comp. of Sevitzke vs. Duehring.
34 deg. SW wind. Rain. cold. (AM wind chgd to SE). Chilly all day. Walter chosen to take charge of Schneider Furniture Co. at Directors Meeting tonight.
44 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Rain with thunder & lightning all morn till 8:30. Rain all PM. Rubber boots.
45 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Rainy & Chilly. summons for Mrs. Witt & Walter Witt 1181-23rd. Juv. Court next Tues.
48 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Cool. Commenced raining, 9:30. Olson injured at 32nd & Burleigh, taken to Em. Hosp. Mail at 1:45 for Mil. B. Co. 34th & Concordia. Rainy.
46 deg. E wind. cloudy. Rainy. Walter goes to Schneider Furn. Co. as Manager. $85.00 per mo.
56 deg. Variable wind. cloudy. Warm. Rain & colder. NE wind. Thunder storm at 2:30 PM.
38 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Chilly. Snow flakes flying at 8 AM. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:50. Got white helmet. Paid $2.75. J. Heyer was with me. Henry Helz had trouble with family. Some one gave him a black eye. I took revolver from him at 10AM. He lives at 1197-20th.
43 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warmer. Juv. Ct. 2 PM with Walter Witt, Bertha Hein, Comp. I was appointed probation officer. Back to beat at 3:30.
50 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warmer & pleasant. Put up front door screen. Gen. Kurok's in town today.
49 deg. SE wind. Fair. Decoration Day. Very pleasant. Orders to go to Hopkins St. entrance to Union Cemetery. Hammer & I relieve each other for dinner. I went at 11:10. Remained at cemetery until 4:45. Then went to beat.
49 deg. E wind. Partly cloudy. Av. Temp for Mo 42 deg. Stolzenfeld on Vac. I cover his beat with mine. In court at 9 AM with Carl John 2705 Meinecke. Guilty, $10.00 & cost. In court all day. Left court at 5 PM for Sta.