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.
47 deg. High NE wind. Fair. Chilly. S's beat with mine. Mail at 1:45. Saloon transfer for 3322 Burleigh St.
50 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Cool. On S's beat with mine.
50 deg. SW wind Fair. Cool. Rain at 11 AM till 3 PM. Drill day: Back to beat at 4:35. On S's beat with mine.
52 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Rain all morn till 9:30. Rain at noon. Went to Sta. at 1:45 for nothing. On S's beat with mine.
48 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Rising temp. On S's beat with mine.
47 deg. Variable wind. fair. Cool during night. Rising temp., warm at 8 AM. On S's beat with mine. Mail at 1:45.
50 deg. NE wind. cloudy. Cool. Rain at 7 AM & all forenoon. On S's beat with mine. Sta. at 1:45. A&B Warr for Wm. Greffin 1144-24, Paul Mummert, comp. Arrested G. at his house. Took car to Sta.
46 deg. E wind. Fair. Cool. Warmer towards noon. In court with Greffin at 9 AM. Placed on probation till Sept. 9th, 9 AM. Back to beat at 11 AM. On S's beat with mine. Sta. 3:45, Letter for Peterson.
52 deg. SE wind. Partly cloudy. Warmer. On S's beat with mine. Orders for Grey Helmets & Blouses tomorrow.
52 deg. High SE wind. cloudy. Rainy. Heavy thunder storm during the night. Heavy shower 3:50 PM. White helmets & blouses. Orders per tel. No drill until further notice. Stolzenfeld returned from Vac. Election for Pension Board Trustees.
56 deg. W wind. Fair. Risng temp. Showers during the day. Dis. Warr for Wm. Tetzlaff ( Tetzy) Anna Liebl, comp. Went to Chiefs office at 3 PM in Pension suit matter. Maas, Learman & Sizer, Pension Board Trustees.
50 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Damp. Rainy all day. Tetzlaff surrendered at Sta. 5 at 7:10 AM. I subp. witnesses & went to court at 9 AM. Left court at 10:45. Tetzlaff found guilty & fined $5.00 & cost. Took him to Central Sta. R. E. Sizer, Walworth, Wis. called this AM.
52 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. Wrote a letter to Wm. Tetzlaff, Milwaukee House of Correction.
51 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. Very warm afternoon.
60 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Warm. Very warm at noon. Change day :-Schroeder out at noon. 2:45, Sent to Thomas Saloon, Teut. & Burleigh. T. said a boy robbed his till of about $5:00. I got Jos. Berwnger 131.. Chambers. Thomas failed to identify him. Said he saw him come out from behind bar. I told T. to get a Warr.
66 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. Hot at noon. Saloon Books this morn. N.S.O. Settlers Club Picnic at Greunewald Park.
70 deg. SW wind. Fair. 90 deg. in shade at noon. Very warm 17 yrs in Police Dept. Met Det. Hauferin at 3:40 looking for Hy. Fuller. Took up Saloon licenses in my beat.
68 deg. SW wind. Fair. Very warm. Met Hauferin. Went to Fullers house. He was not at home. Took up Saloon licenses in Schnells beat.
63 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. Showers during the night. Mail at 1:45. Notice of meeting of Pension Board, Mayor's office tomorrow at 10 o'c.
56 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. VAc. Painted the kitchen & went to Mayors offfice at 10 o'c. Pension Board Meeting Meeting. Postponed until tomorrow. Took car to N. Mil, took dinner with Walter. Eve.- Ada & I went to Lake Park, walked down the beach to Govt Pier & home at 9:00 PM.
63 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. We, Helen Minnie, Ada & I took 8:10 excursion train to the Dells. Spent the day there & got back at 9:50 .
70 deg. SW wind. Fair. Hot. Thunder showers PM. Got up late. Cut grass & went to see about a car load of lumber for Walter at Lannows siding. Met W. Friedrich, Wm Secker, Syl. Oswald. Hired them to help load oak lbr & paid them 40 cents each for 2 hours work. Went home, got dinner, took bath & on 1:45 train for Pt. HJM came for us.
65 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Cooler toward noon. At HJM's. PM- went to cemetary, saw Arthur's grave. Called at Georges, Verena is home sick. Louie came down last night.
68 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm. Went to the Sta. with Frank. Tel. to Walter. Went to Jakes after I came back from the Sta. Went over to the river to fish, but can get nothing. All night at Jakes.
60 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Minnie & I took Jakes horse & buggy & drove around vis Waubeka & called on J. Lutfring's. Rained from 12:30 to 4 PM. Staid at L's & visited. went to Port, ate supper with Larges, then home. Jake drove us up to Ed's for the eve.
58 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool wind. Jake came at 8:30 AM. We went with him to the cemetary, cut grass & fixed up the graves. Went to H.J.'s to dinner-PM.
60 deg. W wind. Fair. Cooler. Went with HJM to cheese factory. Went to Geo's. to dinner. Got J's horse, went to Arthur's factory, got some cheese & butter from Jake. Started at 4:40 for Fredonia Sta. Home at 7:15 PM.
58 deg. SE wind. Fair. Cool. Worked around home. Went to see OHC & to Court House. Got App. for W's Motorcycle license. PM- Got horse & surrey from Schrubbe. Took a drive.
58 deg. SE wind. Fair. Cool breeze. Made screens all forenoon. PM- Went to Kingsley S.S. Picnic at lake side, Bay View. Vac. Ends.
66 deg. SW wind. Fair. Av. min temp for Mo - 57 deg. B&B Circus unloaded at Center St. crossing this AM. Checks this AM. Aug. Brandt died.