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.
14 deg. Fair. Sharp NW wind. 1/2 hr. extra for dinner. Change day:- Genthe out at noon. Attended meeting at Kingsley Church. Spoke of early recollections of Kingsley Church.
18 deg. Partly cloudy. NW wind. Clearing toward noon. PM- - Litzkow paid $25.00 on acct.
14 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Chgd from SE to westerly. Heavy fog. Very frosty. H.C. Schneider came to dinner with Walter. Shower this eve. Everett came to stay all night.
34 deg. Partly cloudy. Cool. NW wind clearing toward noon, Thawing very fast, PM.
17 deg. Fair. NW wind & cool.
26 deg. Fair. NW wind. Quite brisk. Chgd to southerly. Dreamed that I met Aunt Mollie & she told me I had not long to stay. I felt quite badly. & woke up. PM- Very warm. High SW wind. Met John (Gyp) Ward out walking on crutches.
26 deg. Fair. Brisk NW wind. Walter's birthday-24 yrs. old at 11:40 AM. Ida & Edwin Lindow came & spent the evening with us. Snow flurry at 7:30 PM.
24 deg. Cloudy. Growing colder. High NW wind. Two men killed at Hopkins RR crossing. Mike Dus arrested for spitting on Hobus door step.
10 deg. Fair. Colder. NW wind. Mother's birthday, would have been 74 if she had lived. PM- Wind SE. Partly cloudy. Very raw & chilly Faith Mission annual meeting at Res. of Pastor Chapin 897 30th St. Minnie went with me.
24 deg. Fair. SW wind. Chilly.
30 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Damp, feels like snow.
32 deg. Cloudy. NE snow storm, high wind. Cars late. I was late getting to the Sta Snowed & blowed fiercely all day. About a foot of snow fell..
24 deg. Cloudy. Colder. NW wind. Stolzenfeld & I were 1/2 hr. late getting to Sta. Went via State & 3rd. At noon: Warmer, sun coming out. No cars on N. Av. & Fond du Lac.
14 deg. Partly cloudy. NW wind. Frosty. Mission 2 Choir meeting at our house. 26 members present.
24 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Very raw, chilly. Thawing at noon. Change day:- Schroeder out at noon. 3:30 PM.- Wind chgd to NW. Commenced snowing. Colder.
Fair. NW wind. 1/4 in. snow fell during night. Stolzenfeld sick I take his case in court this PM. 2 PM- In court with Skobis case.
20 deg. Cloudy. SW wind. Very damp & raw. In court at 10 AM with Skobis case. Case called at 11:45. Left court after 12 o'c. Walnut car had trouble on way up. Got home at 1:05. Back to beat at 2 PM. Case cont. till Monday the 20th.
14 deg. Fair. West wind. Thawing at noon. Lina Maechtle & Monroe came this PM.
28 deg. Fair. Very pleasant. W wind. PM- very bright & clear. Thawing very fast. 7:30 AM- Arr. Arthur Schultz 2305 Clark St. Supposed to be implicated with others in assault on Ptm. Steffen at Bahn Frei this 1 AM.
32 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Thawing. In court in Steffen case. Art. Schultz found guilty, fined $25.00 & cost or 60 days for resisting officer. Back to beat at 10:50. Forgot the Skobis case which was to be decided this morn.
38 deg. Cloudy. SW wind. Partly clearing towards noon. Thawing very fast all day. Schroeder not in Sta. today.
26 deg. Fair. NW wind. Very chilly. Jake came in today with Herbert- going to have him operated.
8 deg. Fair. High NW wind. Herbert operated on by Levin at St. Jos. Hosp. in Clinic. 1:45 PM. Warr. A&B for O.H. Kindt, Esther Buehrens, comp. Not guilty.
6 deg. Partly cloudy. Sw wind & very raw & chilly. In court at 9 AM with Knidt. Not guilty. Went to dinner. First rept. at 12:45.
20 deg. Fair. West wind. Thawing. Stolzenfeld reported for duty this morn.
32 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Snowing till 3 PM. Saarous Church, 29th & Hadley burned at 6:15 AM. About $1000.00 damage. 4 PM partly clearing & colder. Wind chgd to west. 2 in. snow fell. Eve.- snowing & blowing all eve.
6 deg. Fair. NW wind. Sharp freeze. 1:45- Went to Sta. Got summons for Wm. Kraffin (Greffin) 1144-24th. Juv. Court vs Carl Kraffin, delinquent child tomorrow 2 PM. Everett Crozier, witness. Carl struck Everett with a stick & cut his ear open. Dr. Differt took 3 stiches in it.
Zero.. Fair. W wind. Colder toward noon. One inch of snow during the night. Juv. Court- 2 PM. Case of Carl Kraffin(Greffin). Greffin Sr. ordered to pay Croziers Dr. bill & boy placed in care of probation officer Malek. Back to beat at 5:10 PM.
-8 deg. Fair. NW wind. 4 deg. at noon. Very cold all day.
-2 deg. Partly cloudy. NW wind. Slowly rising temp. Walter went to Chicago this 6:45 AM.
24 deg. Av. Min. Temp. for Mo. 20 deg. E wind. Snowing & blowing fiercely. At Sta. 5. Lieut gave me $1.25, told me to be in Justice Runkels court at 1 PM in case of Heller vs Murphy. 1 PM in Justice Runkels court. Back to beat at 4:05 PM. Snowing & blowing all day. and all eve. Walter came home from Chicago at midnight.