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. Cloudy. NE wind. 3 in. of snow & sleet fell during the night. Heavy mist all morn.
24 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Snowing. Clearing at noon. NW wind becoming high.
16 deg. Fair. NW to NE wind. Rising temp. Very pleasant. Bo't new pr. of overshoes. $1.25.
24 deg. cloudy. E wind. Very pleasant. Thawing very fast. Clearing at noon. 2PM- partially cloudy.
32 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Snow during the night. 1/2 in. fell. Rain at noon. Reported sick at 1:10 PM. Rained all PM. Bro. JL & Lyle came at 6PM to stay at night. Thunder & lightning during the eve.
36 deg. Partly cloudy. High W wind. JL & Lyle went way at 8:30 AM. Walter & I are both sick this morn.
30 deg. Fair. W wind. Very pleasant. Home sick. Dr. Bradley called at 4 PM. Liebenstein called this eve.
30 deg. Partly cloudy. Variable wind. Home today. Walter sick all night. Went to church with Ada.
14 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold. Reported for duty.
26 deg. Fair. SW wind. Rising Temp. Very warm & pleasant at noon. Mail at 1:45 for Chas. E. Jeske. Freda Eimmerman & Baby came to stay all night.
38 deg. Fair. High SW wind. Still thawing. Very muddy.
36 deg. Fair. Cool. W wind. 2:45 PM- Orders to go to the Sta. On way met Stolzenfeld He told me that there was nothing for me & that the operator made a mistake.
34 deg. Fair. Cool NW wind. Growing colder.
38 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Rain in the evening. Ada's birthday- 20 yrs. old. Tax bills. Chapmans & Wehe's came up to celebrate.
34 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Growing colder. I had charge of service at Miss 2 this eve.
26 deg. Partly cloudy. NW wind. Cold. Orders to go to Prize fights at Hip., 7:30. Asked Wantz to go in my place on acct. of church meeting at O.H.C.'s this eve. A Board of Trustees was elected after meeing of the Chburch at O.H. Chapin's. They are H. J. Holden, Theo. Hinrich, N. W. Hollenbeck, Mr. Mohr & myself.
32 deg. NW wind. Chilly. St. Patricks Day in the Morn.
32 deg. Cloudy. NE wind, Rainy. Rained all day. Cold. Rain freezing as it falls.
20 deg. Fair. NW wind. Froze very hard. O.H.C. went to Rochester, Minn. to be operated.
20 deg. SW wind. Rising Temp. 2PM- Arrested Rich. Roeder & Steve Jeske at 18th & Hopkins, D & Dis.
26 deg. Fair. Bro. JL came to breakfast from Menomonee, Mich. In court at 9 AM with Roeder & Jeske. R. pleaded not guilty. J. pleaded guilty. Fined $5.00 each, total $11.84. Jeske paid. 6:30 PM- Arrested Jos. Kubicek at 27th & Clark St. Drunk.
36 deg. Fair. W wind.
32 deg. Fair. SW wind. Shower at 3:30 PM. In court at 9 AM with Kubicek, Pleaded guilty. $10.00 or 30 days. Back to beat at 10:05. Orders to be at Sta. at 6:30 PM.
32 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Snow flurries. Partly clearing PM. Colder. Staioned at Election Booth at 34th & Wright. Primary Election Booth closed at 8 PM. Reptd. City Ticket at 10:20 PM. I'm in for a night of it. Total No. of votes cast-442. 163 names on each ballot.
30 deg. Fair. E wind. Cold & very chilly. Left the booth at 5:25 AM. Went to Central Sta. Got orders to report at 1 PM. Went home to bed. Pringle, Rose & Seidl nominated. 2 PM- 3 day men in Sta. Hutch, Hammer & myself. Hutch E of 3rd St. Hammer W of 3rd. & I west ot Teutonia. Warr. for Mike C. Smith. 840-18th, Abandonment. Out of town.
58 deg. Fair. West wind. Very warm. 9 AM - Wind chgd to NE. Very chilly & cold all day. Mail at 2:45 PM for P.K. Murphy.
30 deg. Clouidy. NE wind. Very chilly & cold wind. Rainy all PM. Thunder storm during the eve. John Maechtle came from Minn. today.
28 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Cold, froze hard.
28 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold. Black helmets.
30 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Rising temp. Prize fight-Schlitz park, 7:30. I go for Wantz. Smudde absent. Schnell & I cover his beat. Home from the fight at 11:40 PM. Rain all eve.
40 deg. Cloudy. Southerly wind. Damp. PM- Wind chgd NE. Colder. Av min temp for Mo. 30 deg. Checks at 2:45. $3.75 for Auditorium Fund taken out, leaving me $88.00.