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.
50 deg. Fair. Raw SE wind. Rain in Eve. Betts on day duty, covers Hutch's beat.
56 deg. Fair. Rising temp. SW wind. Very warm at noon. John M. Sr. came this eve on his way home from Reeseville.
60 deg. Partly cloudy. Warm SE wind. Heavy thunder storm at 5 AM. Very sultry all day. 8:45, Went to the Hatter. Got my new Black Helmet-$3.10.
52 deg. Fair. Cool NW wind.
46 deg. Fair. Cool NW wind. Minnie & Walter go to Pt. to attend Jake & Lois Silver Wedding. Lina M. goes to hospital to have her eyes attended to. Minnie & Walter came home at 9:30.
52 deg. Fair. Cool SW wind. Fair with HIgh SW wind all day.
58 deg. Cool west wind. showery. Partly cloudy. Int. due on lots, $7.50. Walter send check to Frank Hemp. One man started to frame Litzkow's house this morn about 10 o'c. Went to Sta. at 1:45. got A&B Warr. for Gust. Gelz, alias Aug. Horstshaefer. Went to 557-31st St. Arrested Aug. Klinger, carpenter for Herm. Guetzow. Took 3rd st. car to Sta.
32 deg. Fair. Heavy frost. W wind. In court at 9 AM with Klinger. Guilty. $5.00 & cost. $9.74. Left clerks office at 12:15 for dinner. Back to beat at 1:30. Went to Sta. at 1:45 for mail. Letter for Goenes Cooperage Co.
50 deg. Fair. Cool West Wind. PM- cloudy & cooler. Got Deed & Abstract for Litzkow from Wm. Roloff this PM & paid R. the Bal. of the money. $2 & $5.00.
50 deg. Partly cloudy. Cool NW wind. 6PM- Stolzenfeld & I arrested: Albert Weigel, 15 yrs. old, 1033-29th., Paul Retzlaff, 17 yrs old,1082-30th, Arthur Metcher, 17 yrs. old, 1086-24th, Frank Tile 19 yrs. old, 1091-28th, Drunk & Dis.
38 deg. Fair. Cool. NW wind. PM- Cold, rain & hail. In court at 9 AM with the 4 boys. Each one guilty. Weigel was let go. The others were fined $5,00, Back to beat at 10:25.
32 deg. Fair. Cold. Heavy frost. Inspection at 2:20 PM. Went to Sta. Got letter for F. W. Moore of Mil. Bridge Co.
32 deg. Fair. Heavy frost. Northerly wind. Lieut. Joe not in Sta. YMCA men at Miss. 2 this eve.
32 , deg. Fair. Heavy frost. SW wind. PM- Rising temp. Quite warm around noon.
46 deg. Cloudy. Warmer. Southerly wind. Rained all night. Very damp all the morning. Change day:- Schneider out at noon.
50 deg. Cloudy. Warmer. Southerly wind. 1 PM- Arrested Tony Streiff at 19th & Hadley. Drunk. Went to Zions Church with Minnie.
54 deg. Fair. Warmer. SW wind. In court at 9 AM with Streiff. As we left, one wheel of the wagon ran tight & I took two prisoners on the car to court. Streiff fined $10.00 & costs or 30 days. Back to beat at 10 o'c.
36 deg. Fair. Cold NE wind. Schnell on own beat.
36 deg. Partly cloudy. Cool, variable wind. Rain in eve. Helped Litzkow move his goods up stairs in new house after work hours.
44 deg. Fair. Clearing at 8:20 AM. NE wind. Rain during the night.
35 deg. Fair. Heavy frost. SW wind.
42 deg. Fair. Cool west wind. Very pleasant out. Smudde in Sta. Arnold on Vac. Schnell & I divide on 20th & Wright. PM- Stolzenfeld sick. I cover his beat with mine.
36 deg. Fair. Cool, northerly wind. Very pleasant. Frost during the night. On S's beat. Subp. for J. Haubner, served & returned to court. Went to Tailors, got one dress coat. Back to beat at 9:40 AM.
32 deg. Partly cloudy. Raw SW wind. On S's beat with mine.
36 deg. Fair. Cool NE wind. Growing colder. Stolzenfeld out this AM.
38 deg. Cloudy. Raw SE wind, very chilly.
44 deg. Fair. Cool NW wind. Light rain during the night. Sleet at 1:30 PM. 1:45- Went to Sta. Got Warr. for Chas. Huebbe 1534- W. 24th St. Notified him to be at Sta at 7 o'c. in the morn. Tim Murphy, comp. Using street without permit.
28 deg. Fair. Cold W. wind. In court at 9 AM with Huebbe. Fined $5.00 & costs-$9.16. Left court office at 12 0o'c. for dinner.
36 deg. Partly cloudy. Cool west wind. 10 AM- Saw Chas. Soltow, Saloon keeper, drag John Wehole from his saloon to shed in rear of his place & have him there on the ground. The man was drunk & could not be roused. from his stupor. Sergt. Schroeder & I arrested him. Called the wagon to 30th & Fond du Lac.
44 deg. Cloudy. Raw SE wind. In court at 9 AM with Wehole. $5.00 & cost-$6.58.
45 deg. Cloudy. Cool E wind. Min temp for Mo-42 deg. Hattie Rink, cont. from Aug. 31st - Sentence susp. Back to beat at 10:48 AM. Brotherhood meeting this eve. Went to Halloween party at Moss's. Home at midnight.