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.
44 deg. cloudy. Variable wind. PM- Rain & cooler. Change day:- I go to late shift.
28 deg. Fair. W wind. Heavy frost. PM- went to tailor, got my overcoat & to Central Sta. & paid int., to 708 Caswell Bldg.- saw Koller.
28 deg. Fair. NW wind. Heavy frost.
28 deg. Fair. W wind. PM- Nettie & Josie came. Eve- rain & snow.
36 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Rain & snow all night. Drill at 3:45. Colder.
22 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold. Snowflakes flying all night. Overcoat feels good.
30 deg. Clouidy. SE wind.
30 deg. Fair. W wind. Election day. Minnie & Helen went to Pt. Came home in eve.
44 deg. Cloudy. SW wind. Went to City Hall at 10 AM. Took exam for Lieut. Schneider & Tyre from No. 3. Komaseck, Gleason & Maas, Central. Genthe & I No. 5.
36 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Rain during the night - colder.
22 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold.
24 deg. Fair. NW wind. Drill day: Return book to library. Was fined 3 cts. for keeping book to long. After drill went to N. Mil., attended Directors Meeting.
28 deg. Fair. W wind. Day Off.
32 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Snow all day. On duty 6 PM. Genthe, day off.
32 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Warmer. Oral examination for Lieut. postponed till Sat., 4:30 PM.
28 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Cold & damp. Couldn't sleep so I got up & worked in the garden. Spaded quite a piece. Went to bed at 10 o'c.
22 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Damp & cold.
24 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Cold. Drill day: Minnie & Helen went to Walters.
24 deg. Cloudy. SW wind. Frosty. Couldn't sleep. Worked a while. Took bath & slept till 2:30.
26 deg. Fair. S wind. PM- Went to Kilian, 937-11. Eve- Rain nearly all night.
34 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Rainy. Spangenberg at Eng. House, 3rd & Auer, 1 AM. Had door locked.
22 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty. Wm. Fell arrested for Abandonment. I am on subp. & must go to court. Back from court, 10 o'c. Emma Maechtle came this noon.
34 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Rain at 1 AM. Clearing during forenoon.
34 deg. Fair. W wind. Thanksgiving day. Walter & Ida came to dinner.
36 deg. Fair. W wind. Drill day.
28 deg. cloudy. W wind. Linden reported for duty last night. PM- Went to Meiers, got water bag & came home vis Weiskopf.
40 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Rained all night. Thunder storm. Rainy all day & eve.
36 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Growing colder. PM- Minnie & I went to see Rev. Williams who is sick. I wrote out a check for $100.00 for Kingsley & gave it to him.
24 deg. cloudy. NW wind. Cold. Jake came this eve on his way to Chippewa Falls. Had dispatch to come. Herbert not expected to live. He went on 9:00 Cent. Night off.
20 deg. cloudy. High NW wind. Slept till 9 o'c. Don't feel well. Will go on duty at 6 PM. Snow flurries - afternoon & eve.