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.
66 deg. Warm. Fair. W wind. Rain all night. 7:15- Got team, drove to N. Mil., then around city with Aunt Lina & Monroe. Got home at Noon.
62 deg. Fair. W wind. Pleasant.
48 deg. Fair. E wind. Cool. Minnie & I went to N. Mil. at 12>08, Soo train. with Mrs. Chalker to look up some lots.
62 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Looks like rain. Went to tailor, fitted on vest & pants, Left vest there for alteration.
62 deg. Fair. W wind. Warm. Helped Minnie peel apples till 11 o'c. Went to bed. Slept till 8 PM.
68 deg. Fair. W wind. Warm.
70 deg. Partly cloudy. SW wind. Warm. Looks like rain. Very warm all day. PM- Went to Weishaupts, got Minnie a pair of shoes.
66 deg. Fair. High NW wind. Growing cooler. AM- wind chgd to NE, cooler. Got up at noon & went to bank for Ada.
64 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Cooler this AM.
8-101911 64 deg. Partly cloudy. NE wind. Cool all day. Lawn social at our place this eve. Thunder storm after 10 PM.
60 deg. Cloudy. NE wind, becoming variable. Heavy thunder shower during the night. PM- Minnie & Ada went to Pt. at 3:30.
60 deg. Cloudy. NE wind, becoming variable. Showery. Off. Got up at 7:10. Went to Pt. Jake took us on his hayrack to Sucker Brook. I worked like a slave all PM to get the cottage in order. Minnie & I staid at Eimmermans.
64 deg. cloudy. E wind. Showery. Went to church at Pt. and came home on 4 o'c. car. On dutyat 10 o'c.
68 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. 6 PM- Went to N. Mil., directors Meeting. Rained hard on the way home. Got wet. Rain during fore part of the night.
68 deg. Fair. W wind. Ptm. E.F. Vogt went before the Chief on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer. He promised to do better if the Chief would give him a chance.
73 deg. Partly cloudy. SW wind. Warm. 4:55 AM- Arrested Frank Gaulke at Teutonia & Hopkins - drunk.
68 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Warm all night. Minnie & Mrs. Reinhardt went to Pt. this PM. On the way to the car we met Mrs. Gaines & daughter. I went with them to Soldiers Home & then to HIrschingers.
64 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Went out in plain clothes in the eve. Watching for "Nosey".
58 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Disturbed several time by tel. & door bell. Geo. Maechtle came up & we went to N. Mil. at 4 PM.
56 deg. SW wind. Pleasant. Fair. Cool.
61 deg. Fair. S wind. Pleaant.
70 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Warm. Showery dring the night. Stolzenfeld to be operated this morn. for tumor. Minnie & Ada come home .
50 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Cool.
52 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool.
54 deg. E wind. Cool. Fair. Arrested Alvin Ehrhardt, Theo. Randeraux at 1 AM. Fighting on the street at 1 AM. $5 & costs. Put early for Linden
62 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Off tonight. Arthur Swartout died this PM. Heart failure.
60 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Minnie fell down stairs & hurt herself this morn.
60 deg. W wind. Fair. Rained all night. Lois & Eunice came this eve.
50 deg. W wind. Cool. Fair. Arthur Swartout buried this PM.
54 deg. Fair. S wind. Cool.
60 deg. S wind. Warmer. Fair. Slept nearly all day. General Order:- 2 nd squad on duty 12 M to 8 AM. Sept 2nd.