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.
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.