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.
56 deg. Fair. Westerly wind becoming variable. Risng temp. Change Day:- Genthe out at noon.
60 deg. cloudy. Rainy, heavy shower during early morn. Peryle Richardson surrendered at West Side Sta. Took him to court. Case settled on payment of costs.
58 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Damp. Rainy all forenoon. Rainy all day. H. Winkelman took screws out to the house for me. I paid him $50 on acct. Ada goes to Fredonia- 5:30 PM.
60 deg. Cloudy. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy at 8:30. Eve.- Minnie& I went out for a drive this eve. Collected rent from 1403-34th.
66 deg. Partly cloudy. Southerly wind. Warm & pleasant. Quiet all day. Ada came home at 9:30 PM.
62 deg. Partly cloudy. SW wind. Very sultry. 4PM- Wind became vairable. Showers 4 to 6 PM.
54 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Cool. Rain during early morn. Clearing toward noon. Wagner bro't Warr for H. Lemke 819 W 24th.
58 deg. Fair. Went to Lemkes at 6 AM. He had gone when I got there. Arrested Lemke at 6 PM. Took him to Sta. on car.
62 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. In court at 9 AM with Lemke. Case dismissed. Took bail money to Sta. at 12:00.
62 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. PM- wind SW. Warm. Betts on Vac. I looked up Ourveins Saloon at 3432 Fond du Lac because Verhein didn't know how.
7-11-1903 76 deg. Fair. SW wind. Hot all night. 91 deg. in shade at noon. 3:30 PM- Went to 862-26th St. Found cow tied to post, rear of Wenningers barn. Abandoned by Zillmer, a farmer. Reported case to Lieut. Joe. Told me to get Humane Soc. Saw Whitehead. Claytons office closed. Missed 4:30 Rept. Ada went to Chicago with Emma.
72 deg. Fair. Very hot all night.
70 deg. cloudy. Variable wind. Warm.
66 deg. Fair. Northerly wind, chgd to NE- 9 AM.
60 deg. Fair. Northerly wind, chgd to E toward noon. Change day:- Schroeder out at noon.
63 deg. Fair. SE wind. Shower at 6:30 PM. Ada came home from Chicago.
60 deg. Partly cloudy. sultry. W wind. Hot at noon. Heavy rain during the night & early morn. 6 PM. Sultry. Light shower. Shower at 7:15 PM. Tom Blackwell - Dirty Pup.
66 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Cooler. Miss. No. 2 Picnic-Sherman Park.
56 deg. Fair. Northery wind. Cool. Wind NE at 10:30.
60 deg Fair. Easterly wind. PM- cloudy. Schnell on Vac.
65 deg. Fair. SW wind.
64 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cool breeze. Mail for Hohensee, 1:30 PM.
62 deg. Fair. NE wind. Booklets from Health Dept. to carry house to house. Went to Barnes this eve. Took floor varnish & 4 cellar windows & screens.
70 deg. Fair. NE wind. Sultry.
70 deg. Fair. E wind. sultry. Very warm.
72 deg. Fair. E wind. VEry sultry. Orders to be at Pabst Park at 7 PM, Home at 11:30 PM. A.F.L. gave me $25.00 to bal. acct. on house.
68 deg. Fair. Westerly wind. Very warm. Ringling Bros. Circus. PM- Wind SE. Cool in the wind. Hot in the sun.
68 deg. Fair. NE wind. Very sultry. PM- thunder storm passed to the south at 2 o'c.
70 deg. Fair. SE wind. Sultry. Ethel Sizer & Chas. Taylor came at noon. Ethel to visit. Charles on his way to Michigan to get his family.
72 deg. Fair. W wind. Very Warm. Hot all PM & Eve.
68 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cool. Very warm in the night until near morn. Orders to rept. to Lieut JK at 1 PM tomorrow at 5th & Cedar. Check at 1:30.