William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
December 1909

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.

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32 deg, Partly cloudy. Variable wind. Frosty air. No frost in ground. St. work still being done.

44 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Rainy. Barnes moved yeateday. Went up there & put up For Rent Signs. Went to Secy's office & pd, $100.00 on Mtge.

44 deg. cloudy. Se wind. Very damp all day. Found Klappstein at N. Av. Depot drunk. Mrs. Zuelsdorf 873-22 nd St. took him home. He had money. Went to 1403-34th & worked all eve,

44 deg. Cloudy. Nortrherly wind. Rainy. Subp. as character witness in case of Bruechner vs. Lofer, 22nd & Hadley. In court at 9 o'c. Back to beat at 11:20.

46 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Rain all night. Showers all forenoon. Wind chgd to S . before noon. PM- High W wind. Snow & cold.

14 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold. Froze very hard. Went to 1403-34th. found faucets all frozen. Started fire. PM- Wm. Beck came & we looked over Barnes work on the heater & planned some chgs. Eve. went to 1403- Hung bathroom radiator. Turned off water. Opened faucets. Home 10:15.

16 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Snowing & blowing. 2 in. snow fell.

4 deg. Fair. W wind. cold. Stolzenfeld sick. Schnell on his beat.

6 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cool. Zinda murderer confesses.

6 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty..

32 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Raw. Snow flurries during night. Zinda murderers confess & were sentenced last night. & taken to Waupun at midnight. Lina Maechtle came on 630 train.

30 deg. cloudy. E wind. Snowing. Snowed all night & all day turning to rain toward eve.

38 deg. cloudy. e wind. Rain all night & all morn. PM- Wind chgd to NW, colder.

28 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Cool. PM- Raw wind. Very disagreeable.

22 deg. cloudy. w wind. Snow flurries. Change day:- Genthe at noon. Lina M. cameback from Mukwanago. Walter & Ida came to supper & staid the eve.

4 deg. Partly cloudy. Raw S wind. Frosty. Snowing at 10:30 AM. Snowed all day.

16 deg. Fair. W wind. Raw & very Chilly.

6 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Cold. clearing toward noon.

Zero. Fair. NW wind. Cold all day. PM- Orders to cover Betts beat with mine. Went to F. M. Disgusted with Gillespie. Went home when he commence preaching.

Zero. Fair. W wind. cold all day.

6 deg. Fair. W wind. Rising temp. Betts reported for duty.

16 deg. Fair. W wind. Met Walter at 8 PM. Went to Mil. Seating Co. to look at Machinery. PM- Beck tel. that I should come to house on 34th as he was working there.

16 deg. Cloudy.ck. 819 W. 24th for obstructing alley. Back to beat at 10:30 AM. Went to Burghardts. Bo't diary for 1910.

Zero. cloudy. W wind. Cold. Leucke came to Sta. at 7:10 AM. Went to court at 8:30. found guilty. Fined $5.00 & cost.-$12.42. Took him to Central Sts. Back to beat at 10:30. Minnie & I went to Ed Zillmer's this eve. Home at midnight.

6 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Rising temperature. Watch Nigh Service at Kingsley to night. Warmer to night.

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