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.
56 deg. Cloudy. Rained all night. Asked perm. to go to Central to pay Int., get cap at Pauke's, pay int. at Suelflows. Pautkes caps all to small. Must get 7 3/4. Back to beat at 9:05. At 5:45 while running for Car, I strained the cords of my left leg above knee.
44 deg. Fair. HIgh NW wind., growing colder. Official Board Meeting at Fellowship Mission-8 PM.
40 deg. Fair. W wind. Met Rev. Schlueter on Fond du Lac Ave.
40 deg. Fair. W wind. Very pleasant. Took Fellowsip Mission Program to Houtkamp to print. Went to Rev. Davis House at 11:30. Asked him to help me revise Dedicatory Covenant - which he did.
48 deg. Fair. SE wind. Betts arrested Otto Kuschmann - Jumping on trains.
44 deg. Fair. E wind. Fellowship Dedication Programs at noon. Kept 100, took the rest to Knox's.
48 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Shower 3 PM.
40 deg. Fair. NW wind. 4 PM.- Warr. for Hy. Jastrow Jr. 2214 N Av. Larceny of 20 cts. Marcus Mayer, Comp. Notified.
40 deg. Fair. E wind. Jastrow came to Sta. at 7. Subp. witnesses. In court at 9 AM. Case cont. till Thurs. Back to beat at 10:30.
48 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Rainy. Lieut. Joe not in Sta. Supposed to be deer hunting. Very warm at noon. Wind SW.
58 deg. Cloudy. SW wind. Warm & showers. Jastrow from Tues- Sen. Susp. on paym't of costs- $7.49. Mail at 2:30.
34 deg. Partly cloudy. NW wind, cooler. Damp & chilly all day.
50 deg. cloudy. Southerly wind. Rain during the night. Clearing at 8 AM. Met Ada & Walter at N Av. Depot. Fair & warm at noon. Mail at 2:30. Minnie, Ada & I went to the Flower Show.
54 deg. Cloudy. Rained at 6 AM. S wind. Showery. Fellowship Mission Dedication at 3 PM. Minnie Ada & Helen went over- 3 PM. Minnie & I went in eve. Raised $294.00 cash & subscriptions.
24 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold. Froze hard. Change day:- Genthe on duty at noon.
40 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Rain all forenoon. High W wind & colder, PM.
28 deg. cloudy. NW wind. Cold. Quiet all day.
22 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold. Cool & disagreeable all day. Eve- Snow flurries.
32 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Warmer. Lieut. Joe in Sta.
46 deg. Cloudy. W wind.
40 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Rain during the night. Colder. Overcoats this PM. Very chilly E wind.
34 deg. cloudy. NE wind. Snow storm. 2 in. wet snow, 8 AM. Overshoes. Snowed all forenoon. 3 in. Slop. PM- growing colder.
18 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold.
32 deg. cloudy. S wind. Raw. Rain in the eve.
40 deg. cloudy. south wind. Thanksgiving day. 1/2 hr. extra for dinner. 11 lb. Turkey. Weisenhaupt, Peters, Stolzenfeld I got away with an 8 lb. Turkey for lunch. Walter & Ida spent the eve. with us.
32 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Very warm at noon. Soled my shoes this eve.
48 deg. Cloudy. SW wind. Very mild for Nov. 60 deg. at noon.
50 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Cooler. Showery in morning. Cooler PM.
38 deg. Fair. E wind. Cool.
31 deg. Fair. SW wind. White frost. Dessecker case from Oct. 30th dismissed on motion of G. Frellson.