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.
58 deg. W wind. Grey Helmets & Blouses. Betts & Schnell on Special Duty at S. side. I cover B's beat. 2:30- Warr. for Louis Froscher 872 - 23rd St., Rear. Abandonment. Hartman arrested F & I subp. witnesses. Patrol Wagon wrecked by St. car, Hadley & Fond du Lac last night. Stolzenfeld hurt.
60 deg. Partly cloudy. E wind. Went to Centtral Sta. with Warr. for Froscher. Hartman took case. Back to beat at 9:30. PM- called on Stolzenfeld. Found him in bed. Mail at 2:30.
58 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Cool. Changed to summer underwear. PM- Clearing. Warmer.
60 deg. Partly cloudy. E wind. Mail at 2:30 for Alb. Scheibe 854 W 24th St. He died Mar. 29th '09.
63 deg. Fair. NE wind. Carpenter & Schultz finish painting. Pd. them $50.00 for our house. PM- Cloudy & cooler.
58 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Shower at noon. Cool all day. Eve. Minnie went with me to Fellowship Mission.
56 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Rainy. Police Relief Assn. elction. Took ticket to Stolzenfeld's house for him to fill out. At 1:30 I took it to the Sta. & voted it for him. Mail at 1:30.
46 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Rain. Subp. R.J. O'H fpr Juv. Court. Went down, ret. subp. Told Wagner to run case. Back to beat at 3 PM. Rain all day. Jos. Ernst came & played with Ada & I this eve.
48 deg. Cloudy. NWE wind. Very chill disagreeable. Rained all PM & eve.
54 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Warmer. Clearing. 10AM wind NW. PM- Fair. Wind NE.
56 deg. Fair. W wind. Pleasant. 9 AM- wind NE becoming variable in PM.
58 deg. Partly cloudy. Variable wind.
Fair. Southerly wind. Barber Shop law in force. Most shops closed. Met Linden at 35th & Fond du Lac, 10 AM. Ben Hughes & wife came to dinner. Shower at 2:30 and at intervals all eve. Childrens day at Fellowship Mission.
50 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Cool & damp. 8:30-Went to City Atty's Office. Made complaint against F. R. Horning, keeping lbr. on St. without permit. PM- clearing-wind NW. Bro. JL came this eve.
50 deg. Fair. NW wind. PM-variable. In court at 9 AM with Horming. $5.00 & costs-$9.16. Back to beat at 11:15 AM. Mail at 2:30.
56 deg. Fair. NW wind. Sent out call for meeting to organize P.P. Assn, on 22nd. inst. 8:15 PM. Mail at 1:30. At 8th & North wagon broke down blockading the st. fifteen minutes. 3rd & N. Av. I was called to 2nd & Lee. Man sick, name Feibrig 1197-6th. Said he felt better & I told Zabel to look after him.
56 deg. Cloudy. Northerly wind, cooler. Rain during the night. Clearing towards noon. Cool. Warr. for Anton Pickler, Aband. Supposed to hang out at Alboths. Not there.
46 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cool. Warm toward noon. PM- 2:30 Mail for 3024 N. Av.
52 deg. Fair.W wind. Rising temp. Minnie, Ada & Helen went to Fredonia at 7:34 AM Warm & pleasant all day.
60 deg. Fair. SW wind. Hot at noon. Barnum Bailey Circus unloading at Center St. Picnic at Greunewald Park. Minnie Ada & Helen came home this eve.
68 deg. Fair. SW wind. Very warm. Circus.
68 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm. Meeting of Policemen, 8:15 PM. Only 13 men present. Most of them afraid of rain. Staid home on acct. of heavy shower at 6:40. 8:45 PM at Sta. 5. I was elected Chr., Jos. Brost, Secy. Those present were Brost No. 1, Stuelpnagel No. 2, Stark No. 3. Goetzinger No. 4, Smudde, Grootemaat, Hembrook, Ebert, Glass, Nehls & Sizer No. 5 also C. Arnold. Com. on constitution, Smudde No. 5.
68 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm. Freda Eimmerman & John came last night. PM-mail.
66 deg. Partly cloudy. NW wind. Some cooling. Brotherhood meeting at Kingsley. The last of the season.
61 deg. cloudy. Westerly wind. Heavy thunder storm during the night. Fellowship Miss. Sociable at Woods 1335 Island Av.
62 deg. Fair. E wind. Cooler. Center St. Car Line open. Came up from Sta. on it. Applications for Saloon License.
70 deg. Partly cloudy. SW wind. Very warm, sultry. Hot at noon. Looks like rain. Rain, wind chgd to SE.
74 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Juv. Court Summons for: Mr. or Mrs. Schlosser 897-26th; Mr. or Mrs. Henderson 894-27th; Mr. or Mrs. Schmidt 2708 Meinecke.
62 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Cool. Oliver Soltow Arrested 2:30 AM, Robrant Cole.
PM- Juv. Court with: Elmer Hammer 2817 Clark St; Clarenxce Schmidt 2708 Meinecke; Edgar Henderson 894-27th; Chas. Schlosser 897-26th. Sen. Susp.
64 deg. Fair. NE wind. Av. Temp.-59 deg. Off on leave of absence. Walters wedding day. Schrubbe came with carriage & took Minnie, Ada, Helen & I to Wauwatosa at 10:45 AM. Ceremony by Rev. Williams. Home at 3:45 PM. Orders to report at 6:45 AM.