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.
60 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Cool. Very cool. Change day:- I go out at noon. Minnie & Mrs, Schmidt plan to go to Pt. at 4:30 PM.
50 deg. Fair. SE wind. Orders to got to tailor. Tried on my dress cost, left it there to be changed. Ella Busse & friend from Brookfield here to stay over night.
62 deg. Partly cloudy. Variable wind, chgd to North. Shower at 4 AM. PM cooler. My birthday - 52.
56 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Cool. Polish Turner "Turnfest" at Humboldt & Lee this PM. Home at 7 PM. Raining all eve.
68 deg. Partly cloudy. W wind. Rain during the night. Labor Day Parade to Pabst Park. Late for dinner. Ophelia & children came from Pt. on the way home to Naperville.
64 deg. Fair. W wind. Shower during the night. Primary Election. Linden & I divide the Precinct on Center St. I take the south 1/2. I staid at Sta. until Lieut. came back from Central. I took south of Center. Linden, north of Center. Went to Sta. at 5:30 PM. Home at 10 PM.
56 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warmer. PM- Base Ball, St. P. vs. Mil. 3 to 2 favor St. P. 10 innings.
66 deg. Fair. Sw wind. Warm. Lieut. Joe, day off. I took the mail down. Back at 9:30. In the Sta. all day.
46 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold. Very quiet all day. News comes of the sinking of the Car Ferry, F & PM. No.18 off Sheboygan last night. 28 persons drowned.
44 deg. Fair.. W wind. Cold. 8 AM- wind S. PM- Warming up some. 2 games of Base Ball. Got home at 6:30. Jake & Lois came in to stay overnight.
53 deg. Fair. E wind. Chgd to SW. Warmer. Jake & Lois went home this eve.
54 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Cold & disagreeable. Heavy thunder storm during the night. State Fair begins. Sergt. Genthe, Hammer, Schnell & Rawsaon stationed there.
52 deg. Fair. NW wind. Conf. Appts. in paper. this morn. S.R. Williams comes to Kingsley. Rev. Davis to Hartford.
48 deg. Fair. W wind. Day Off. Minnie Helen & I went to the State Fair. Had a very pleasant say. Aeroplane ascension, a feature of the PM entertainment. Eve.- Rev. Williams led the prayer meeting at Kingsley.
48 deg. Fair. W wind. Change day:- I take early squad out at 6 PM.
54 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Very pleasant.
64 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. 8 AM- raining. At 1:35 on way to Sta. found Jos. Meyer drunk & asleep bet. 2 bldgs at 1066-3rd. Took him to Sta. intending to give him a bed but he was too drunk.
62 deg. cloudy. NE wind. Cool. Very damp during the day.
56 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Clearing toward noon.
58 deg. Fair. Sw wind. Warmewr. PM- Went to tailor, tried on dress coat. Went to Capts office for inspection. Capt. said to take it back & make him fix collar. Order for dress coats countermanded.
58 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cool. PM- Met Walter at 3 o'c at Central. Went to F & W. looked for gas stove.
55 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Cool. PM- Cut the grass & took the lawn mower apart & took the knives to Wm. Detmann's to be sharpened. Ozaukee Co. Fair.
66 deg. cloudy. Rainy during the night & towards evening today. PM- Took a walk with Hofer.
60 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Rain all night. Orth on Kellings beat. Kelling on Orth's.
56 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Ferd. Zimmerman, 69 yrs, 971-14th shot himself at 10:50 PM yesterday. Dr. A. Schilz attended him. Dress coats & caps. Day Off.
52 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Rainy all day & eve.
52 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold. Sick all day. Staid in bed till 2 PM.
50 Deg. Fair. SE wind. Cool.
52 Deg. Fair. SE wind.
52 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Got supper at 4 o'c. Took basket of canned fruit to Walter's house. Checks. Got mine cashed at Weishaupts. Gave Minnie $55.00.