William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
August 1912

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.

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56 deg. Variable wind. Cool. Partly cloudy. Fog horn blowing. Check. $20.00 check from Skerlowiz, date July 26th. Shower PM. AM- went to Bank. Met John Harrington. Took him out for a ride.

54 deg. Fair. W wind. 8 AM, partly cloudy. Vacation. Went to Pt. Minnie Ada & I. At 2:30 left Pt. with Jake & Lois. Got to Heads at 6PM.

60 deg. NW wind. Fair. At Heads. Took Mr. & Mrs. H. to St. Nazianz & bo't cards. At 8:42 started for Sturgeon (Bay). Arrived at S. at 2:25. Put machine in garage.

54 deg. Variable wind. Fair. At Sturgeon Bay. Church in morning. Ada, Libbie, Lois & I took Jason took Jason to Jacksonport, 14 miles to S.S. and Preach. Church & E.L. in eve. Song service at Parsonage in eve.

60 deg. NW wind. Fair. At Sturgeon Bay. AM- Took ride through the Cherry Country. Came home via Bay Shore. Gollmar's circus. PM- went to Egg Harbor & Fish Creek.

60 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Partly cloudy. At Sturgeon Bay. Looks like rain. Went with Minnie, Ada, Josie, & Ethel to Fish Creek. & Ephriam at 8 AM. Rained. got home at 12:45. PM. PM- Took E.G. Karke & went to Idlewild. Rough road.

60 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Day off. Left Sturgeon Bay. 7:32 1/2 AM. Went to Green Bay, DePere, Kaukauna, Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh et al. Had blow out. Fpnd du Lac, Campbellsport, Kewauskum., Barton, West Bend, Newburg, Saukeville, & Port. Arrived at 9:20 PM.

62 Deg. Cloudy. E wind. At Jakes. Went to Henry's and Brobenders. Got potatoes. Back to Jakes at 11:30. Started home 12:55. Home at 2:55. Rain. Rain. Dewey & Eunice came with us. At work at midnight.

66 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Very wet. Back at work with 5 more days coming. Rain. Slept till 5 PM. 18 yrs. since Arthur died.

60 deg. W wind. Fair. Warmer. Dewey & I went to Goodyear Tire Co. & turned in old tire and got a new one for $14.00. Speedometer shows 2484 miles.

62 deg. W wind. Fair. PM- went over to Hamiltons & got Helen & her girl friend. Took ald. W.C. Wehe & wife & sister out for a spin.

62 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Pleasant. Slept all day. Linden asked me to go in at 2 AM & let early squad out. He went home at 1 PM.

63 deg. Fair. SE wind. Sultry. showery. Linden Vac. I'm out early. Wind chgd to West.

66 deg. Fair. W wind. Out early. Very warm. Took auto to Sta. at 11 PM. Got up at 9 AM. Took Minnie & Ada to Eds. Went to Bank, barbershop. Went to Carrie Busse's, had dinner & brought Adella B. home with us. Promised to take her home tomorrow. Laura & Boy came.

64 deg. N wind. Fair. Home at 2 Got up after 9. Took Della Busse home. Emma went with Ada & I.

56 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Pleasant. 2 AM. Went to N. Mil. Got 17 gals. gasoline. Took Laura to Soldiers Home & to the car at 5th & Wells. Home vis Roloffs.

64 deg. SE win. Fair. Got up at 11:15 AM. Worked with Art on walk in back yard. Very warm.

74 deg. Sw wind. Fair. Warm. Went to church. PM- Went to Lake Park. Called on Grace Prugger, Irene Kloety. Bro't Helen over. Rainy at 5 PM.

68 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Riain, forepart of the night. & this forenoon. Worked all PM on Minnies packing case. Uphostered it & got it inshape fopr use. Postal from Linden.

67 deg. SE wind. Sultry. Foggy. Got up at noon. Irene Kloety & Grace Prugger spent the day with Ada. I took them out for a ride in the auto.

68 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warm. John M. Hahn buried todat. Minnie, Ada & I took Emma & picked up robbie Fleischman.

66 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cooler. PM- Took Minnie down town. Went to HLD's & had auto fixed. Load of cinders from Fond du Lac Fuel Co.

58 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Check from Skerlownik, $20.00. Laid walk in back yard.

63 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Art & Ada went to Muskego after Arts Sister. I finished walk this PM.

76 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm. AM- Geo. F. Moss asked is to get Miss Smith from Layton Home & bring her to church, which we dis. PM- Went to Lake Park. Had supper there. Very hot. Linden on duty.

74 deg. W wind. Fair. Very warm. AM- Thunder showers & cooler. E wind. PM- Mrs. Reinhard & Cora R. came. We took them to 3rf & State & from there to Bill R's. Went to N. Mil. Got tool box and 5 gals. gasoline. Explosion at A.O. Smith's.

60 deg. E wind. Fair. Cool. PM. Took Ada & the Sylvester girls to Lake Park where they met the Kloety & Prugge.I built a fire and they had their supper there. Art went after them.
60 deg. E wind. Cool. Rainy. PM-went downtown & bo't a new tire for right front wheel. They allowed me $4.00 on the old one. Got new one for $9.00

60 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Cool. Reinhards went home. We took them to the depot at 5 PM.

62 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Off tonight. Partly clearing at 9:30. Minnie, Ada, Helen & I started for Reeseville at 9:40 AM. Took on Art at Wauwatosa. Stopped at Hartland. Had brace welded. Ran to Beaver Lake, had puncture. Cappons not at home. Got to Reeseville at 6 PM.

64 deg. Warm. Fair. Took Reinhard boys to Lowell. Started home again at 12:52. Home at 6 PM. Washed auto. Checks this eve.

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