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.
42 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Change day:- Linden at noon. Checks. Worked all eve. at Fellowship Mission.
44 deg. Fair. W wind. PM- wind chgd to NE, cooler. Betts picked up a man with St. Vitus Dance. Booked him for Dis. & never told the wagon men the charge.
54 deg. Fair. E wind.
46 deg. Fair. NE wind. Very pleasant. Mrs. Barned pd. me $10.00 on rent. Will pay bal. on 15th. Went to Fellowship Mission to work on finishing. Kapitzki, Edwind Hinnrichs & myself.
46 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Very pleasant. 10 AM- wind SE. Mailed checks to Gas Co. for service pipe on 34th St. & Wis. Tel. Co. for phone.
46 deg. Fair. Heavy fog in early morn SW wind at 8 AM. Asked perm. to attend St. Com. Meeting at City Hall at 2 PM. in the matter of opening 34th ST. Back to beat, 3:15 PM. Spoke in favor of opening the St. Wm. Rauschenberger, Chr. Jury. PM- Cool Wind, SE.
48 deg. Fair. SE wind. Pension Bd. Meeting at 10 AM. Nothing doing. Mayor postponed meeting till next Tues.
50 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Very warm & pleasant. Met Linden, 3 PM, 27th & Fond du Lac. Minnie & I went to surprise party given to Mr. & Mrs. Davis - 25th Wedding Anniversary.
58 deg. Partly cloudy. E wind. I ordered Horse & Buggy at Strandt's for Minnie & Ada to take a drive this PM. They had a good time. Helen went to Port.
58 deg. Cloudy. Southerly wind. Rainy. Rained all night. Rainy all morn. Cooler. Lois Tel. that R. Reinhard & Bride would be home tomorrow & we should come out.
48 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Showery earl;y morn. Partly clearing toward noon. PM- Much colder. Snow flurries PM. Asked perm. to go home at 5:30 PM. Going to Port on 6:30 car. Ada, Minnie & I went to Port. Got to Jakes at 8 o'c. Took car for home ay 11:04. We were home in bed at 1 o'c. Snowing furiously.
30 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. snowing, ground white. Pension Bd. Meeting at 10'o'c at Mayors Office. Voted on Gill case & by tie vote refused to acknowledge jurisdiction. Maas late. Vote on Donahue case- defeated motion to reconsider by vote 4 to 3. Adjourned. PM- went to Clerks office with Mrs. Koch, 12205 Fond du Lac. Got Warr. for her husband, John Koch, A&B.
32 deg. Partly cloudy. NW wind. Cold. PM- Sick headache, staid at home.
Robrau arrested Koch.
30 deg. Fair. NW wind. Went to work as usual. Cold all day.
34 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Looks like snow. Genthe out- PM.
32 deg. Fair. W wind. Very chilly. Bright sunshine. Evening: Mrs. Carrie Busse & son Harry came to stay all night. Helen came home at 10:45 PM.
32 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool all day.
34 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cold. Betts on Vac. I cover his beat. 2:30- Sent to 1908 Wright- Man insulting women. Found nobody there.
32 deg. Fair. White frost. NW wind. Cold.
38 deg. Fair. SE wind. White frost during the night. Chilly. 3:30 PM- commenced raining. Rained all eve. Went to Kingsley Church Prayer Meeting. Then to Fellowship business meeting. Home at 11:10. Walked all the way. Mrs. Niederhausen asked for use of Mission Church for Girls Club. Gillespie objected.
50 deg. Cloudy. West wind. Rainy. Emma Maechtle came at noon. Monroe came on later car. Met Geo. Reichert at NW Depot at 10:45. Took him to Fredrichs. The Warrens came in PM. I did not see them.
44 deg. Fair. W wind. Cooler.
40 deg. Partly cloudy. N wind. Growing colder. Rain during the night.
34 deg. cloudy. W wind. Chilly. Met F.A. Miller at Center & RR track. Had a pleasant walk with him.
40 deg. Cloudy. Raw SW wind. Monroe came in from Horicon on 22. Liebenstein & Emma came from Bay View. Wm. Reinhard died last night. To be buried Thurs, 1:30.
42 deg. Fair. SW wind, Very pleasant. Mail at 2:30. Warr. for B. Nell, 834-29th, Jos. Hauser, Comp. Disorderly conduct. Notified to come to Sta. at 7 AM tomorrow. 5:50 PM. Wm. Besch, 2623 fond du Lac & others driving at 29th & N. Av. struck by St. Car. Wm. B. taken to Emergency Hospital by No. 3 Wagon.
32 deg. Fair. Nell came to Sta. Put up $35.00 Bail. In court at 9 AM. Case thrown out of Court.
26 deg. Fair. W wind. Froze hard. Wm. Reinhard to be buried today. Helen & Minnie go at 10:10. Betts ret. from Vac. Noon: G. Frellsons automobile burned at 29th & Clark. Fire Dept. called out. Minnie & Helen home at 7 PM. Bo't new pr. of gloves at Garens.
34 deg. Fair. S wind. Very chilly. Dessecker case tomorrow. Caps, Sunday.
46 deg. Fair. SW wind. Dessecker case cont. from Sept. 30. Cont. to Nov. 30th. Back to beat - 10 o'c.
50 deg. Fair. SW wind. Very pleasant. Very warm.