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.
74 deg. SW wind. Fair. Hot all night. Got up at 11 o'c. Went to the bank.
Got my hair cut & shave. PM- Went to Lake Park to Band Concert. Wrote out check for P. R. Assn dues.
72 deg. Fair. W wind. Warm. Hot all day. 100 deg. at noon.
78 deg. Fair. SW wind. Hot all night & forenoon. About noon wind chgd to NE. Thunder storm, rained quite hard.
68 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Warm. Home all day. Hot.
80 deg. Fair. W wind. Hot all night. Hottest night that I have any record of. Went to N. Mil. on #23. S. Furn. Co. Semi-annual Meeting.
70 deg.Cloudy. N wind. Shower during the night. Cooler.
64 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cool all day. Went to the Bank. Dep. $90.00. Pd. on Note-$150.00, leaving bal. of $350.00. Borrowed $50.00 from Helen.
70 deg. Fair. No wind. Sultry. Baseball game: Policemen vs. Firemen. at 3 PM. Policemen win - 8 to 2. Sister Laura came to stay over Sun.
78 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm.
73 deg. Fair. Light shower during the night. PM- Minnie, Luara, Libby & I went to Soldiers Home. At 5 PM Mr. & Mrs. Hirschinger came to call.
72 deg. Fair. Out early this eve. Linden off. Stolzenfeld operated.
66 deg. Fair. W wind. Cooler. Home at 3 AM. Off. Worked at home all day.
60 deg. Fair. N wind. Cool. Minnie & I went to Fredonia on #31 at 7:34. Walked to Henry's. I pitched 8 loads of Barley. Home on 106 at 6:15. Bro't half the farm along.
56 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cool. PM- Went to Dr. Techau's office at 6 PM to ask about Stolzenfelf\d.
66 deg. Fair. SW wind. Cool. Thunder showers during the night. Minnie & I went to Bay View (Lindsay's Park) Kingsley Picnic.
53 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Slept till 3 o'c. Went to see Stolzenfeld at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
50 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool.
52 deg. Partly cloudy. Southerly wind. Looks like rain. Went to tailor this PM. Ordered vest & pants.
62 deg. Fair. W wind. Thundershower at 1:30 AM. Cool during the day. Debus Barn burned this PM.
56 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Cool. Betts & I went to Mt. Sinia Hospital to see Stolzenfeld. Found him improving.
62 deg. Fair. N wind. Cool. Bro. JL came this eve.
56 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Fair. After breakfast JL & I went to Reservoir Park, Lake Park & Soldiers Home. I went to bed at 0ne o'c. Slept till 8 o'c.
66 deg. SE wind. Looks like rain. Warmer. PM- Showers. Gideons at Kingsley. Cooler with high NW wind this eve.
54 deg. Fair. High NW wind. Fair. Cool. Linden finishes Vac. I come out early this eve. & all week.
52 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Home all day. Very cool. Started coal fire in heater.
54 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Slept all day.
7-271911 60 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Fair. Slept all day. Band Concert at Pabst Park this eve. Big Crowd.
66 deg. Fair. S wind. Warm. 19 yrs to day I went on day duty.
66 deg. Fair. W wind.
72 deg. Partly cloudy. W wind. Warm.
72 deg. Fair. W wind. Warm. Off tonight. Linden returns from Vac.