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.
64 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warm. Thunder shower at 3 AM. Rained a good deal during the night. Genthe not in Sta. this AM. Shower at 2:10 PM. Minnie & Helen came home at 9:15 PM.
62 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. 1sr. election of Trustees for P.P. Assn.
66 deg. Fair. E wind. Warm. First day of Homecoming. Betts goes to Market St. I cover his beat. PM- Rain at 2:30. Mail at 2:30. Oscar Scholz found dead in bed at Behrens Farm in Jackson.
70 deg. Fair. Southerly wind becoming variable. Thunder shower, 4 AM. Noon- Wind SW. Hot.
64 deg. Fair. NE wind. Warm. John & Wesley Snover sent to Mil. from some place in Ohio, came to La Phillips 742-39th St. Sunday morn. I found this out in reply to inquiry by Chief. Bella Scheibe died yesterday. Minnie, Ada & I went over there at 9:15 this Eve.
64 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Minnie, Ada, Helen & Martha Kube went to the funeral. I got carriage from Schubbe. Parade this PM.
66 deg. Fair. S wind. Orders to be at Folsom St. Bridge at 7 PM. "Venetian night on the River." Home at 11:00 o'c.
68 deg. Fair. SW wind. Very warm. 91 deg. in shade at noon. Betts back on beat PM.
64 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Shower at 6:25 AM. Linden on Vac.
68 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cooler. Pleasant. Minnie & Ada went to Port at 10:30. Mail at 2:30. 6 PM- went home, changed clothes, took Electric Car for Port. Got there at 8 PM. Home at 12:45 AM of the 11th. Surprised them all.
56 deg. Partly cloudy. E. wind. Rain at 10:15 to 3:30. Eve.- Went to Fellowship. Met com. on constitution.
68 deg. Cloudy. E wind.
68 deg. Partly cloudy. E wind. Warm Helen goes to Verena's tonight, 5:25 train.
70 deg. Cloudy. Southerly wind. Rain all morning. Very sultry. Minnie & Ada came on 106 at 6:30. Loaded with vegetables as usual.
70 deg. Fair. W wind. Very pleasant. Very warm. Heavy thunder shower at 3:30 PM & again at 5:40.
68 deg. Fair. West wind. Warm & pleasant. 10 AM- wind chgd to NE, cool. Geo. Groffman & wife came to stay all night.
62 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cooler. Groffman & wife went to Rich. Riesens this eve.
64 deg. Fair. NW wind. Got some lbr. to fix auto doors. 4 pcs.- 35 cts-Coerpers.
64 deg. Fair. NW wind. Mail at 1:30 for L. Abram. Went with Ada to B.C. Hughes 3913 Galena St. Lawn Party.
58 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Cool. Genthe in Sta. this AM. Cool all day.
57 deg. Fair. SE wind. Cool. Very pleasant all day.
60 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Swartout boy rang us out & Tel. for Dr. at 4 AM. A baby boy born at early morn. Weighed 7 1/2 lbs. Minnie & Ada went to Walters, PM. Ella Maechtle come in the eve.
64 deg. Fair. W wind. Warmer. Mail at 2:30.
66 deg. Fair. W wind. Warm. 90 deg. at 1 PM in the shade.
72 deg. Fair. SW wind. Hot. Lieut. Joe not in Sta. this morn. Very sultry all day.
70 deg. Fair. Easterly wind. Very warm 8 AM. , John Pleyte4 called on me this eve. John Maechtle, Jr. came to stay all night. Goes to Lomira tomorrow. Helen came back from Verenas.
72 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Very warm & sultry. shower 7:15 to 8 o'c. Showery all forenoon. Frank & Emma Maechtle came at 6:30 on their way to Chicago.
72 deg. Fair. SW wind. Hot. Pension Bd. meeting, Mayors office, 10 AM. Transferred pension of Wm. Koeller to his wife. Pensioned Fritz Will. Cont. application of Thos. Gill for two week & took up Donahue case. Took recess 12:40 to 2 PM. From 2 PM to 4:30 argued Donahue case. Learman made motion to grant pension, Schoenecker, seconded. Motion defeated by tie vote. Moved reconsideration.
52 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cool. Met Genthe at 8:35, 29th & Fond du Lac. Very cool all day.
52 deg. Fair. E wind. Cool. Met Genthe at 24th & Fond du Lac., 10 o'c. T. W. Sprowls & wife came & took dinner with us. They are going to Pittsburg to engage in Social Settlement work.
58 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Chgd to NE at noon. Schroeder reported for duty last night, after 5 mo. absence on sick leave. Met Genthe, 27th & Fond du Lac at 4:45.