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.
66 deg. NW wind. Fair. Warm. Circus - No officers stationed. Cool towards eve.
52 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool & pleasant. Aug. Brandt buried today.
48 deg. West to variable wind. Fair. Cool. Cloudy towards noon. 15 min. late at 1:45 on acct of going to tailor. New pr. of pants, $6.25 (lined). Showers this eve.
62 deg. Northerly wind. Cloudy. Cool. Partly clearing toward noon. Warmer. American Independence Day. Walter goes to Saukville at 7:30 to spend the day. 7 PM- W. came home on 106. Ada went to Lake Park to E.L. Picnic.
62 deg. SW wind. Partly cloudy. Cool. Thunder showers during the night. Walter goes to Chicago today for the S. Furn. Co.
68 deg. NW wind. Fair. Warm. Sultry all day. Wind chgd to S. Met Ada at 30th & N. Av. Went to Western Trunk Co. Bo't suit case for $6.00.
66 deg. Northerly wind, becoming variable. Fair. Warm.
72 deg. NW wind. Fair. Warm. Hot at noon. Ada starts for Lake Geneva this AM vis Janesville & Walworth.
70 deg. NE wind. Fair. JFM came to dinner today on the way to Janesville.
68 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Sultry. Thunder showers toward eve. Rain all evening.
62 deg. Rainy. Partly clearing at noon. Emmaus School Picnic at Union Park called off until tomorrow on acct. of rain. Showers during the day.
52 deg. NE wind. Fair. Rising temp during the day. Emmaus School Picnic at Union Park. I escorted them to the Park, 9 to 10 AM. 13 min. late at 9:45 on that acct.
60 deg. SW wind. Fair. Rising temp. Miss. No. 1 Picnic in Sherman Park. Saarous Picnic at Voellgers Park.
66 deg. SE wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. Orders to be at Pabst Park, 7:30 PM. Carpenters Picnic. Home at 11 PM.
70 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. 8 PM, high wind. Rainy. Partly clearing at noon. Change day:- Schroeder out at noon. Mail at 1:45. 14 letters in the Belling Saloon Case. Rich. Huston 1165-22nd reports man taken indecent liberties with his two girls & Esther Kretschman 1160-22nd.
66 deg. NE wind. Fair. Quite warm. Juv. Ct. summons for Mrs. Fuller 13...-34th St. Case of Alb. Fuller, delinquent boy. Went to Dist. Atty's office with Rich. Huston. Got complaint for David C. Winder, indecent exposure of person & lewd & lascenscious conduct. Back to beat at 1:20 PM. Bette brot Warr. for Winder at 8 PM.
70 deg. NW wind. Fair. Hot. Went to 1165-23rd St. Arr. David C. winder at 7:15, 22nd & Locust. In court at 9 AM. Found Guilty. fined $50.00 & cost. Left court at 11:45. First rept, 1:10 PM. 6 PM- Met Mrs. Fuller & served Juv. Ct. summons on her for next Tues.
66 deg. SE wind. Fair. Warm. Partly cloudy at noon. E wind. Minnie got a bushel of cherries from Reeseville.
68 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. Showers at 9 AM until 2:45 PM. Clearing at 3 PM. Hot.
60 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool breeze.
68 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Showers at 7:15 & at intervals all day. Heavy rain PM. 4:45- Fire broke out in dwelling, 2826 Hadley. Rev. H. H. Eberts, occupant.
66 deg. NW wind. cloudy. Cool breeze. Heavy thunder storms during the night. Clearing toward noon. Hot. 2:30 PM Arrested Carl Wohlfinger, Voellgers Dummy. Took him to 29th & Hadley. Tel. for wagon
66 deg. Northerly wins. Fair. Warm. Fuller case in Juv, Ct. 2 PM. Went to Fullers, got Alfred out of bed, took him to detention home. Went to court at 9 AM with Wohlfinger. Guilty. $5.00 & cost-$6.58. Back to beat at 10:00 AM. 2PM- Juv. Ct. with Alf. Fuller. Sent to Reform School. Back to beat at 4PM.
75 deg. NW wind. Fair. Hot. Hot. Hot. Cool breeze, 6 PM. Met Schroeder at Fond du Lac RR tract, 9:30. Broke the pin off my badge. Wm. Schwartz solderd it up for me,
66 deg. SE wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. Hot at noon. R. R. Carlson came to see us & stay all night.
56 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. Walter goes to Chicago on Bus. RRC left with me at 6:35.
58 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Miss 2 Picnic. Mail at 1:45.
64 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Warm. 8:17 AM-Arrested Geo. VanTil on 3 yr. old Warr. for Abandonment, Anna V., comp. Arr. him at home 1143-27th St. per Patrol to Sta. 15 yrs today on this beat.
63 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Cool breeze. In court at 9 AM with VanTil.,Wm. C. Shindler, witness. 60 days probation.Went to dinner. First rept. 12:40.
60 deg.NW wind. Fair. Cool. Very warm during the day. Thunder storm at midnight. Verena & children came this morn from Fredonia.
66 deg. NW wind. Fair. Warm. Av. Min. Temp. 64 deg.