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.
8 deg. Partly cloudy. SW wind. Very chilly. PM- clearing. Went to Secy's office, 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Pd. $50.00 on acct. Pd. Coal bill, $14.00, at N. Av. Fuel Co.
20 deg. Fair. NW wind. Thawing at noon. Ground Hog Day. Sun shining.
30 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. PM- Thawing, wind W. Josie Carter came to stay all night. On her way home from the west.
24 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Heavy Fog during the night. Took Schroeders check to him this AM. PM- Very warm, thawing very fast. Meeting of Christian Work Committee with me this eve.
42 deg. cloudy. Southerly wind. Damp. Tesch case at 9 AM, cont. till Feb. 8th. Back to beat at 11:45 AM. Rain turnong to snow toward eve. ne in. of snow fell. Meeting of Fellowship Miss. at Hinnrichs at 8 PM.
26 deg. Fair. W wind. Very pleasant. Stolzenfeld on Wagon. I cover his beat with mine. Nic Schilz 880-35th on Prob. till Apr. 26th. Loafing around 32nd & N. Av. Gave him warning & told mother to look out for him.
30 deg. Partly cloudy. Southerly wind. Chgd. to W. Linden on duty.
26 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Snowing. Teschau case 9 AM. Sen susp.
28 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Snowing. 4 in. snow fell during the night. Very stormy & snow flurries all morn. PM- 4 o'c. Partly cloudy. Clearing. W wind. Colder. Kapitzke came this eve & helped me figure out Lbr. Bill for Fellowship Mission.
14 deg. Partly cloudy. High SW wind & snow flurries.
7 deg. Fair. West wind. Cold. Met Linden 3:10, 29th & Fond du Lac. Lemke papered our dining rooms.
22 deg. Fair. W wind. Thawing. PM- Wind NE, Colder. 3:30- Orders to cover Stolzenfelds beat. S. on Wagon for the day. Kapitzke came at 7 PM. We laid Maple floor in dining room. Worked till midnight. Minnie oiled the floor before she went to bed.
16 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Cold, snow flurries during the day. Fire at Manville Covering Plant, Clybourn & 3rd. Asst. Chief Gunning & 4 men killed.
22 deg. cloudy. NE wind. Snowing. Blizzard raging. Snowed & blowed all day. About 8 in. snow fell.
12 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Very raw & chilly. Walter staid at Wauwatosa over night. Change day:- Genthe at noon. Snow all day.
16 deg. Cloudy. Northerly wind. Snow flurries. Partly clearing towards eve. Met Genthe, 30th & N. Av. at 5 PM.
20 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Snow flurries. Thawing at noon. Partly clearing toward eve.
32 deg. cloudy. SE wind. PM- rainy. 2:30- Orders to go to N. Av. Depot & meet 206-Wis. Cent. train due at 2:55. Train 2.25 hrs. late. Met Schweitzer - He took train in & landed the man wanted for Forgery at Greenwood, Wis.
34 deg. cloudy. Northerly wind. Thawing. Minnie & Ada went to Port on 8:30 car to stay over Sunday. 5:30 PM- Arrested Rich Oehler, 30th & N. Av. D&D.
32 deg. Cloudy. W wind. In court at 9 AM with Oehler;$5.00 & cost. or 5 days. Got him to Cent Sta. Back to beat at 11:15. PM- 5:30 Sent to 1144-34. Milk man Wagner drunk. Threatened to die. Left home before I got there.
32 deg. Fair. SE wind. PM- sunshme, very warm.
26 deg. Fair. W wind. Partly cloudy toward noon. Washington's birthday. Legal Holiday. Minnie & Ada came this eve.
34 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Rain all morn. PM- Foggy. Eve- Rain. Choir rehearsal at Mauske's 1183-22nd St.
30 deg. Fair. NW wind. Colder. PM- High W wind. Freezing.
8 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold.
30 deg. Fair. SW wind. PM- Notified F.R. Horning 2402 N. Av. to move lumber piles off St. before ar. 6th. Met Lieut Joe. 21st & N. Av., 3:30 PM. RR Social at Knox's 1233, 21st this eve. for Fellowship Mission.
30 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Very chilly. Snow: 1:30 to 3 PM. 1/2 in. fell. Checks at 2:30.
14 deg. Fair. NW wind. 1/2 in. of snow. Sunshine 8 AM. Av Min Temp for Mo - 24 deg. Checks for Schroeder & Betts. Went to church with Minnie this eve.