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. Southerly wind. Checks this AM. Change day:- Linden at noon. 10:30 AM to 3 PM snow flurries. Partly cloudy toward eve. SW wind.
32 deg. Cloudy. Southerly wind. Looks like snow. Mail at 2:30 PM. Took off overshoes & put on shoes this PM.
30 deg. Fair. SW wind. Very pleasant. Thawing all day.
34 deg. Fair. Very p[leasant. coutherly wind. Very warm all day. SW wind. Fellowship Mission Fair at 2101 Center St. today & tomorrow.
40 deg. Fair. Se wind. Very PLeasant. Thawing all night. Warm. Minnie goes to Port on 10:35 C&NW train- to stay over Sun. Too late, took electric car. Went to Fair. Gillespie called Deacons Meeting in side room. Nothing important.
40 deg. Partly cloudy. Variable wind. Hinnrichs came to see me this PM.
22 deg. Fair. W wind, chilly. Wesley Maechtle came from Chicago.
24 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Home sick with the grippe. Mrs. Mauske called in PM to talk over church affairs. Dr. Hollenbeck came this eve.
22 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Sick day. Mrs. Priddell called & I gave her a dollar for WCTU work. Dr. called in again this eve. Very bad night.
24 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Seating like a hard working man. Bed clothes wet through. Minnie came home this morn. Lois & Laura came with her. In bed nearly all day.
32 Deg. Variable wind. In bed till 10 AM. Feel some better. Laura went home this morn. with Wesley M. I'm very weak. Minnie sick with headache.
32 deg. Fair. Westerly wind. Don't know much about the weather confined to the house this way. Some stronger today. Minnie went to the Boston Store & was short cjhanged in the amount of $3.00. Lois went home this eve. Directors Meeting here at 8 PM.
34 deg. Fair. NW wind. Thawing some. Some better today. PM- Zillmer came to see me in regard to the Mission work.
20 deg. Fair. Cold NW wind. Ada's birthday- 22 yrs. old. Eve- Ada went to Chapmans to celebrate with Portice. 5:00 PM- Rev'd from Mrs. Knox per mail, check for $79.00. Called Fritsche in from St. & gave him $100.00 on Lbr. acct. Advanced $2.66 to make $100.00.
20 deg. Fair. NW wind. At home sick. Hope to be able to go to work soon.
32 deg. Fair. NW wind, chilly. Walked as far as the Barber Shop & got shaved. Charlie Arnold called up to inquire after my health. Billings sent scheck to me with notice that he would.
32 deg. Fair. NE wind. PM-Went out,took walk. Got check cashed. Chilly. Father Thompson called. Went to Brotherhood meeting. Pd. my sub. to new room & 60 cts. dues. Mrs. Maggie Kelling spent the PM here.
30 deg. Fair. SE wind. Frost. Intended to go to work today but bowel troubled me again. Went to Drs. office at 2 PM. Then, to Meirers. Got Pres. filled- went home.
48 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm & pleasant.
40 deg. Fair. Chilly NAE wind. Went to church morn & eve. Mrs. Grindrod spent the PM & went to church with us.
30 deg. Fair. SW wind. Reported for duty. Orders to be at Sta. at 5:45 PM. Got returns & Sta. at 5th Prec. of 22nd Ward for primary election tomorrow.
50 deg. Fair NW wind. Warm & pleasant. Stationed at 5th Prec., 22nd Wd. for Primary Election. Wind chgd to NE & cooler. Minnie brought Breakfast, Dinner & Supper. Cool NE wind all day. Booth closed at 8 PM. Relieved at 10 PM by Dobratz.
32 deg. Fair. Souitherly wind. White frost. Otto Raddatz,3022 Callious Pl., was taken to Childrens Free Hospital per. No. 5 Patrol at 10 AM. Appendicitis, overdue. L.B. Goehring & family came on 122 on their way to Naperville to live.
56 deg. Fair. SW wind. Very nice & pleasant. Warm all day.
46 deg. Fair. Cooler. Good Friday. Genthe sick. Cool & very pleasant. Very dry. No rain this month, PM- wind NW.
42 deg. Fair. SE wind, cool.
45 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Looks like ain. Easter. Minnie & Helen went to Zions Church. I went to bed, too rheumatic to think of going anywhere.
50 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Warm. UNablw to work. Had to call Dr. at 6 AM. Hollenbeck came at 9 AM. Nibbed me with Capsiola. Went to sleep. PM- Feel better. Very warm weather.
56 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Very warm all day. Very rheumatic this morn.
56 deg. Cloudy. Southerly wind. Rain during the night. I feel very lame & sore. Hardly able to walk. PM- Wet wind, cooler. High wind.
40 deg. Fair. W wind. Cooler. clearing & fair toward noon. Home sick with rheumatism. Mock trial at Kingsley this eve.