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.
20 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Wittman missed 1:30 rept & came to Sta. 50 min. late. I had to wait until he came & lost one hour time. Jack bro't Herbert home from Chippewa Falls at 10:35 PM. Stay with us over night. I'm on late shift.
22 deg. Partly cloudy. NW wind. Snow flurries. Fell case cont. to Jan. 2nd. S. Kerelovik sent check for $20.00.
24 deg. cloudy. SW wind. Looks like snow. 3:30 pm- Snowing.
24 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Snowed nearly all night. Eve.- Went to church with Minnie. 2 in. of snow.
26 deg. Cloudy. Wind chgd to NW. Growing colder. Snow flurries all night. Shipped Bobsled out to Saukville for Dewey.
24 deg. cloudy. NE wind. Looks like snow.
22 deg. cloudy. southerly wind. snow flurries all night. Emma Maechtle & chas. Liebenstein will be married tomorrow at 3 PM.
10 deg. Going to Fredonia at 7:34. Henry met us & drove us over to his place. The wedding ceremony took place at 3 PM. About 70 people were there.
-2 deg. Fair. W wind. Staid at Geo's. all night. I slept with Rev. Wittenweyler. Geo. took us to Port. Called on John. He is sick abed. After dinner Minnie & I came home on 1 0'c car. Br. Meeting at Schneider at 6 PM.
26 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Snow commencing at 12 o'c. Drill at 3:45. Orders to come out early tomorrow.
20 deg. Fair. W wind. Slept till 3:15. Took bath. Got supper & went to work at 5 o'c. Growing colder. Out early for Linden.
7 deg. Fair. W wind. Sent check to Gacens for underwear.
10 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty.
22 deg. Fair. High SW wind. Very chilly.
32 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Warm all night. Partly cloudy.
14 deg. Fair. W wind. Full moon & very bright. Orders to come out early tomorrow. Linden sick.
24 deg. Fair. Raw wind. Out early - Linden sick.
30 deg. Fair. S wind. Snow at noon. about 1/2 in. fell.
30 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Snow flurries during the night. 8 PM- snow flurries.
10 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold & clear. Home at 3:15.
8 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty.
20 deg. Fair. S wind. Raw & chilly.
33 deg. cloudy. S wind. Rain & sleet all night. Very slippery. PM- colder.
14 deg. cloudy. Sw wind. Very frosty. PM- News that Genthe's son committed suicide.
18 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Christmas. Got up at 10 AM. Went to church with Minnie. Snow during day.
30 deg. Cloudy. W wind.
32 deg. Fair. W wind. Warmer. Genthe's son buried at 1:30.
38 deg. cloudy. E wind. Looks like snow. PM- Night off. Minnie & I went to Pt. to see Jake & John.
32 deg. Snow this morn. Minnie & I staid at Jakes all night. Went to Lauras to dinner. Minnie staid. I took 2:15 car for home. Home at 3:30.
6 deg. Fair. W. wind.
24 deg. Fair. SW wind. Raw. Fell case adj. from Dec. 2 to Jan 2 '11. Drill day:- 3:45. Card from Minnie.