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.
42 deg. W wind. Cool. Fair. Checks at roll call. last night. Took Rev. Kohlstedt & wife out calling. Had blow out at W. 24th & Chambers. Walter bro't two new tires from Gross's. Ada brot me the 3 1/2's. Louis Stollberg helped me by taking me to meet Ada.
50 deg. SW wind. Fair. Bruce Brown killed on Auto Race course at noon yesterday. 9 AM- Went to Bitker, paid him $200.00. Went to Soldiers home with Jos. Koller to see Skerlownik. Got ice. Home at 10:30.
56 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Showers during the night & forenoon. PM- Went to Meiers & out to the house on 41st St.
54 deg. Fair. W wind. Very pleasant. Went out with Rev. Kohlstedt at 2 PM.
52 deg. W wind. Fair. Warmer. Went home, chgd clothes. Went to yhe races. Home at 3:30 PM. Went to bed at 4:30. Got up at 10:30.
60 deg. SW wind. Fair. Very pleasant. Warm. Start on Vac. this morn. Started for Port at 10 o'c. Got to Henrys at 11:31 AM. Ada Arthur & I. I slept while Art & Ada went to Pt. to PM meeting. Walter & Ida came out. Staid a few minutes. Went to Pt, ate supper at Jakes. Went home, eve. I took Dewey & Herb out for a spin.
46 deg. NW wind. Fair. Minnie Ada, Lina & I went to Cedarburg. Home via Schuberts Corners & Newburg, Waubeka & Fredonia Station. PM- Went to Liebensteins.
38 deg. SW wind. cloudy. Light frost during the night. Went to Franks. Got 3 bags of potatoes. Went to Liebensteins to help fill silo. "Nothing doin" Looks like rain. Hurried back, loaded up & Minnie & I started for home with load. Rain all the eay. 10:55 to 1:35 PM. Washed the auto. Art came this eve.
50 deg. SE wind. cloudy. Rain all night. Minnie & I went to Walters, then to Ed's, then to Bantaries to get Eunice shoes, then at 11:05 left Courthouse for Pt. PM- Got to Jakes at 1:35. After dinner went to Dora's. Got Lina & went home with her. Rainy all day.
50 deg. E wind. Rainy. cloudy. Very damp. Worked at machine all morn., polishing etc. PM- went to Geo's. We staid to suppler. Rainy. Geo. cut seveal loads of silage.
50 deg. Cloudy. Rainy. E wind. Went to Pt. Went out in country with Dr. Reinhard. Went to Laura's to supper and to Doras to stay over night.
50 deg. High W wind. Clearing. Went to Reinhards to dinner. Started for home at 1:40 PM. Dora & Boy went with us to Ed's.
46 deg. Fair. W wind. Slept till 4 PM. Went to church in eve.
44 deg. W wind. Fair. Bright sunshine Jos. Koller came & got abstracts of Lots 1,2,3, Climx subdivision, 20th Wd. for examination & extras for Skerlownick. PM- Went to Weishaupts after Minnies shoes. Took Dan around the Race Course. Afterwards took Peters & wife out for a spin.
44 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Took Minnie & Dora down town. Went to HLD's Paid bill & had side rod guide put on.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. PM- took Dora to Geo. Epps. Minnie took my summer socks & exchanged them. Heavy frost last night.
50 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm. Worked in garden all morn.
54 deg. SW wind. Fair. Went to Badger State Bank. Borrowed $950.00 to pay Behnke. Directors meeting at N. Mil. Went to Behnke's at 8 PM.
46 deg. NW wind. Fair. Colder. Linden off. I come out early. Ada took the auto out for the PM. & while she left it in front of the house at 5:45 someone stole the switch key. I bought a new one.
40 deg. Cool. Fair. Got up at 10 o'c. Went to Church with Minnie. PM- Went to Ed's & to church in the eve. Listened to Henry Bill's talk. Off tonight.
42 deg. Fair. SW wind. Minnie, Ada & I went to Pt. at 7:15 AM. Home at 4 PM. Had dinner at Frank's. Got potatoes, apples etc.
48 deg. Variabkle wind. Rainy. Disagreeable. Walter, Ida & the Boy cam,e to dinner. I took Walter to the St. Paul Depot. He went to Ch'go to Table Mens convention.
38 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Cooler. Linden off. I'm out early. AM- Took Ed Runkel out for a spin. Went to bed at 11 AM. He & Dora go home tonight.
32 deg. Fair. S wind. Frosty. Art bro't the auto to the Sta. for me. Home in bed at 2:30. PM- Went to Lampbrechts. Paid our insurance. After dinner went calling with Rev. Kohlstedt.
42 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Fritsch & Mundt "goping up" under charges today at 2 PM. Eve.- Walter ran into the dirch at Sherman Park. Art Ada & I went up with our auto & pulled him out. - 7 PM.
38 deg. E wind. Fair. Cool. Went downtown in morn. to see Renke regarding loan. Went to Koller, got Abstracts. Art & Ada went to POrt.
48 deg. Fair. S wind. Went to church. Art & Ada bro't Frank & Emma home with them in time for church, PM- No sleep. Took Ed & Fraqnk & their wives out for a spin.
42 deg. E winf. Fair. Cool. ( AM. Linden & I went to Thiensville. Home at 1:30.
56 deg. Partly cloudy. SW wind. Thunder showers. Warmer. PM- Colder with high NW wind. Went to see the Boy this PM.
36 deg. W wind. Colder. Went from Sta. to Sec'y Office. Made application for $1800.00 Loan. Slept 3 hrs. during the day. Ordered new overcoat at Reilleys.
36 deg. W wind. cloudy. Cool. PM- Wussow, Falch & Westness came & looked at our property on acct of loan. Brotherhood meeting. Koller called up & asked for Abstracts, etc.