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.
16 deg. Fair. E wind. Cold. slept all day.
26 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Cold. Snow during the day.
28 deg. Partly cloudy. E wind. Cold. PM- Went to bank. Dep. $100.00. Mrs. Adams died at 2:30 AM.
34 deg. cloudy. E wind. Raining during the night. Spring election for Judges & School Bd.
34 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Rained all night. Social Dems. beaten.
36 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Snow flurries during the night. Snow during the day. About 4 in. fell.
22 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold. Frosty. Went to Peters Funeral as Pall Bearer at 2 PM. Home at 4 o'c.
30 deg. Clludy. W wind. Minnies birthday - 50 yrs. old. Jake & Lois came down. Went home on last car.
30 deg.. Fair. W wind. Palm Sunday. Cool & Pleasant.
34 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Warmer.
36 deg. Fair. E wind. Our wedding anniversary. 28 yrs. of married life. & not discouraged yet. Went to Drill. Mrs. Schmidt came in eve. Minnie & I were alone. After 10 PM, rainy.
46 deg. cloudy. E wind. Rainy all night. Out early for Linden.
50 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Thunder storm during the night. Off tonight. Rain all forenoon. Painting in the kitchen.
34 deg. Fair. NW wind. Painting kitchen & cleaning house. Put up screens. HIgh wind, cool. Good Friday.
34 deg. Fair. W wind. AM- Painted kitchen. Slept from 2 to 8 PM.
36 deg. Fair. W wind. Easter. Service by SS at Kingsley.
32 deg. Fair. NW wind. Frosty but pleasant.
48 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Warmer. Drill day.
50 deg. Foggy. Southerly wind. Rain during the night. Warmer. Wrote this sitting on bench in front of Hahn's Grocery 2646 Fond du Lac Av. at 5'0c. AM. Rain all forenoon. Painted the pantry. Went to bed at noon.
40 deg. Fair. N wind. Spaded the garden this PM.
40 deg. Fair. W wind. Pleasant. Spaded in garden from 4:30 to 6:20 PM. Cool E wind.
30 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Cold. Worked in garden till 11 o'c. Rev. Miller & wife took supper with us. Walter & Ida came also.
34 deg. No wind. Cool all day. Pleasant. Got up at 4:15 PM. Went to church with Minnie in the eve.
30 deg. Fair. N wind. Worked in garden till 11 AM.
32 deg. Fair. NW wind. Out early. Linden off.
40 deg. Variable wind. Warmer. Fair. SE wind. Off. Minnie & I took 10:30 car for Pt. Went to Jakes for dinner. Walked to Liebensteins for Supper. Went to Ed's to sleep.
` 50 deg. Fair. SE wind. Went to the woods with Minnie. Picked wild flowers. Called at Geo's. Went to Henry's to dinner. Henry took me with 20 doz. eggs to Fredonia for No. 6 at 5:19. Home at 6:20. Warm all day.
50 deg. Fair. Slept all day. Towards eve. got the hose out & sprinkled lawn. Took flowers to Linden.
50 deg. Fog. E wind. Cloudy. PM- Rain with thunder & lightning. Ada & the "Kid": went to Fredonia on "23". Rain all eve. PM- Got lawnmower & cut the grass.
52 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Foggy. Warm. PM wind chgd to NE, colder. Ada came home. Minnie staid out to Pt.