William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
December 1908

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.

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14 deg. Fair. NW wind. Blowing hard. Letter for Chas. Schroeder. Delivered to his wife at 8:05 AM. Change day:- Linden pit at noon. Mail for H. Welter, 2:30.

8 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold.

26 deg. Cloudy. Raw SW wind.

30 deg. Cloudy. Chilly, NW wind. Bro. JL came, staid all night.

14 deg. Fair. W wind. JL went home at 7:45.

32 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Snow: 6 in. at 8 AM. Still coming. Snow all AM. 6 in. damp snow at noon. Partly clearing & colder toward eve. Met Linden, 4:15, 27th & N. Ave.

16 deg. Fair. NW wind. Worked at home all eve.

12 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Snow flurries.

12 deg. Fair, NW wind. Frosty. W. Side Patrol Wagon struck by St. Car at 12th & Galena, 3:30 PM. Sergt. Tyne, Ottoi Flieth, Alb. Koeller & Fred Will injured.

18 deg. Partly cloudy. Raw S wind.

24 deg. Partly cloudy. NW wind. Thawing aropund noon.

20 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Snow flurries all day. Very damp.

26 deg. Fair. W wind. Very pleasant. Litzkow handed me envelope containing $15.00.
32 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. PM- thawing toward eve. Mail at 2:30 PM. Hohensee.

32 deg. SW wind. Very pleasant. Change day:- Genthe out at noon.

32 deg. Cloudy. NW wind., chgd to NE 1:30 PM. Commenced snowing.

34 deg. cloudy. E wind. Rain & snow all night. Heavy rain this AM. Flieth died at 1 AM.

26 deg. Fair. NW wind. Worked on china closet all eve.

24 deg. Fair. SW wind. Stolzenfeld went to funeral of Grandchild. I covered his beat.

14 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Stolzenfeld & I went to see Flieth at 1711 1/2 Center St. on the way up from the Sta. Flieth buried today at Wanderers Rest. Bo't Organ of Ross & Schefft & Weinman for Miss. 2 per. tel. at 10:15 PM.

16 deg. Partly cloudy. Southerly wind. Frosty.

Fair. S wind. PM- Cloudy. Looks like rain.

22 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Lieut. Joe not on duty. 12:30 PM: Arrested Nic Schulz, 880-35th St., 17 yrs. old, drunk on lot 33rd N. of N. Av. Millie Marquardt tel. for wagon. Shulz & 5 others stole a bottle of whiskey from a wagon in front of 779-32nd. Went out to 39th & Center, drank it. The rest got home. 5 of the boys were drunk.

32 deg. Fair. S wind. In court at 9 AM with Schulz. 30 days probation. To rep't Jan. 25th. Back to beat at 10:10. Got tax bills.

28 deg. Partly cloudy. NW wind. Growing colder. Christmas. 1/2 hr. extra for dinner.

18 deg. Fair. Southerly wind.

20 deg. Fair. NW wind. Very pleasant. Reported sick per. tel. at 7 AM.

22 deg. Partly cloudy. southerly wind. Home sick - Bronchitis.

28 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Showers in the eve. Bro. Davis called to see me this PM.

30 deg. Fair. SW wind. Very pleasant. Still at home.

6 deg. Fair. HIgh NW wind. Reported for duty. Cold & frosty all day. Art Ketter's Drug Store, 3001 N. Av. Burned at 9:15 AM. Checks at 2:30. Frank Maechtle came this eve., also Dora. Watch night service at Kingsley.

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