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.
62 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Primary election. Stationed at 34th & Clark Sts. 6 AM. 46 votes at noon. 193 votes cast. Relieved by night officer at 10:30.
50 deg. Fair. Cool NW wind. Ed. Young leaves for Chicago on electric car, 10 AM.
49 deg. Fair. Cool W wind. My Birthday - 50 yrs. old. Mrs. Reinhard & daughter Emma came to stay a few days.
54 deg. Fair. SW wind, warmer. A woman playing pool at 2729 Fond du Lac Av., Engelmann's Saloon. No. 2 choir surprised me this eve. Made a present of copy of Tennysons Poems.
66 deg. Fair. SW wind. Ethel Woods Birthday - 18 yrs. old.
60 deg. Fair. NW wind. Growing cooler.
53 deg. Fair. Cool northerly wind. Labor Day. State Fair opens. Mrs. Reinhard & Mrs. Bickel with the babies came from Pt. with Ada.
56 deg. Fair. West wind. Met Betts at 6:30 AM. Went to 1144-24th St. Arrested Hulda Greffin. Walked her to Sta. 5. Ret. Warr. & took her to court. Minnie Goll, comp. in dis. case. Case cont. till tomorrow, Back to beat at 10:05 o'c.
60 deg. Fair. SW wind. OHC goes to Rochester, Minn.
66 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm. Ada went to State Fair.
70 deg. Fair. Very warm SW wind. Wind chgd to E toward noon.
60 deg. Fair. N wind. Warm. PM-wind NE cooler. Our men report from State Fair. Copies for Hillary Munroe, Juv. court.
60 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Very smokey. Fog horn blowing all night. Rain 10 AM to 12M.
60 deg. Smoky. NE wind. Met Genthe. 3:30, 27th & Fond du Lac. Father & Mothers wedding day. 1854.
58 deg. Fair. SE wind. Eunice came in last night. I took her to Weishaupts & got her pr. of shoes.
50 deg. Fair. E wind. Heavy fog early. Very warm at noon. Lieut. Joe on Vac.
53 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Cool. Eunice got her shoes & went home on 12:30 car. Minnie went away this PM. Don't know where.
65 deg. SW wind. Warm, 90 deg in shade at noon. Walter went to Neenah. Got letter addresed to W.H. Sizer 731-33rd. Opened it. Minnie came home at 7 PM.
70 deg. Fair. W wind. Very warm & dry. Lieut Joe in Sta. Orders to be at Tenth & Burleigh at 7 PM. Home at 11:20 PM.
62 deg. Fair. Foggy in early morn. Southerly wind. Very sultry. Ella M. came to stay all night.
67 deg. Fair. E wind. Hot.
67 deg. Fair. SE wind, becoming varaible. Examintation for promotion to Sergt., 2:30 PM.
67 deg. Fair. W wind. Rain during the night. Very pleasant. 9:45- Arrested Fred Thurow, 27th & Fond du Lac, begging. Mail at 3:30 PM.
65 deg. Partly cloudy. Variable wind. Muelendyk case from Aug. 24. In court at 9 AM with Thurow. Thurow $10.00 & cost. or 30 days. Muelendyk dismissed. Back to beat at 11:00 o'c. Got my new cap-$2.35. Clarence Primbly died of blood poisoning. Orders to be at Schlitz Park, 7:30 PM. Home at 11:30. Schroeder on Vac.
66 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Took a ride in Dr. Differts auto. Wm. Schultz, Ptr., came at 7 PM, asked for money. I gave him $3.00.
67 drg. Fair. SW wind. Warm all night. Off at noon to go to Lydias wedding. Went to Port on 2:30 car. Arthur met us. Went to Geo's. I got rig & went to Fredonia. Got Walter from 6:30 train.
67 deg. Cloudy. E wind, cooler. Walter came home on 9:00 car. Home at 10:45. 4 PM- Rain, NW wind. Rain all eve. Took John Weinstein, 90 yrs. old, to 1168 Hopkins, He wandered away & got lost.
38 deg. cloudy. NW wind. Cold. Furnace fire. Trustees Meeting at Dr. Hollenbecks house, 8 PM.
34 deg. Fair. Cold NW wind. Orders for dress coats & black helmets tomorrow.
47 deg. Partly cloudy. W wind. Cool. Shower during the night. Av Min Temp - 59 deg. Dress coats & black hemets.