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.
24 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. NE wind. Snowing. Got up at 8:15. Quandt bro't my check. I went to the Bank before noon.
Zero. Fair. Ground Hog Day. Growing colder.
-13 deg. Fair. NW wind. Fire at 17th & Hadley, 6:30 AM
-10 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty. Slept all day. Got up with sick headache. Staid at home all eve. with Minnie.
2 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty. Slept all day.
8 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty.
20 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Snow flurries all night. Ebert goes out on day duty. They start on the new ward lines today.
-6 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty. No use for Fire Key. All lockless doors. Turned mine in tonight.
-10 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty. Helped Minnie in the morn. Slept till 9:30 PM.
-8 deg. W wind. Frosty. Fair. Rec'd check for $20.00 from Skerlownik.
20 deg. NE wind. Snowing. Snow flurries all day. Went to church with Minnie. Slept all PM & Eve.
10 deg. Partly cloudy. Snow flurries & NE wind all night.
Zero. No wind. Fair. Frosty. Out early for Linden. Linden off. Went to see the boy tonight.
20 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Off tonight. Minnie & I went to see the boy & walked home.
30 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Thawing during the day. Called on Stolzenfeld.
30 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Looks like snow. No overshoes last night.
30 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Damp. Rain in eve.
32 deg. Fair. W wind. Thawed all night. Freezing toward morning. The Caffery-Pinnel Meetings close tonight.
28 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty. Rising temp.
20 deg. Fair. NW wind. Frosty. PM- Went to N. Mil. Directors Meeting.
22 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Snowing. & blowing. Colder.
10 deg. NW wind. Fair. Blustering. Washingtons Birthday. Supper at Kingsley - 35 cents.
26 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Snow flurries during the night. Warmer.
38 deg. Cloudy. SW wind. Thawing. Rainy during the day. Ed & Emma went to Port.. I went over to see Milton.
30 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Colder.
24 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Blowing a gale since 2:30 AM. Walked home from 3rd & North Av.
Zero. Fair. W wind. Cold. Ed & Emma came home this eve.
6 deg. W wind. Fair. Out early for Linden.
8 deg. Fair. W wind. Off tonight. Bro. Hood Meet to night.