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.
14 deg. Fair. Sw wind. PM- Snow flurries, drifting. Minnie & I went to Ada's to lunch. Then to see the Boy Milton. Eve. I went to Sta. 2.
.-14 deg. High NW wind. Partly cloudy. Snow squalls. 8 AM- Very Cold. slept all day.
24 deg. W wind. Fair. High wind, drifting snow. Linden called in PM. Official Board, Kingsley.
20 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Snowf lurries. Inaugaration of Pres. Wilson, Wash. D.C. Cold. 8 in. snow. Good sleighing.
12 deg. SW wind. Partly cloudy. Sent petition on Pension Matters to the Chief this morn. HJM & wife are with us. Ed & Emma came to supper.
2 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Worked in basement till noon. Ate dinner & went to bed. Henry & Lina went to Mukwanago at 2:15.
Zero. Fair. W wind. Frosty. Went to Public Service Bldg. to see Claim Agt. Rasiscn. He asked me to come in tomorrow.
24 deg. SW wind. Fair. Went to Ada'a before I went home. Art Sick. Got up at 2 PM. Went to the Public Service Bldg. Saw claim agt. of the TMER&L Co. Made settlement for damage to auto on Feb. 1st.
42 deg. Fair. W wind. Snow going fast. Went to church. Art & Ada came to dinner. Slept all PM & eve.
30 deg. W wind. Fair. Went to Ada's. Got Brotherhood money. Paid Brotherhood bills. Ada came to dinner. I slept all PM.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. Pleasant. Went to Public Service Bldg. to get my money. Went to Ford Garage. Paid my bill, $21.90. Paid Brotherhood bills. Went to N. Mil.-Directors Meeting.
32 deg. S wind. Fair. Took auto out & went down town. Then went to Ada's & home. Everett came this eve. I went with him to Ada's.
40 deg. E wind. Partly cloudy showers after midnight. Showers all eve.
3-14-193 40 deg. W wind. Fair. Ada, 25 yrs. old. Ada & Art came to supper. Walter got stuck at 43rd & Meinecke. I went up with machine & pilled him out.
24 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Snowing all night from 11 PM on. Linden off. Im'm out early. Snow all eve.
W wind. Fair. Palm Sunday. 2 in. snow. Off tonight. Snow flurries all day. Home at 3:10 AM. Went to church. Harry Weber came to see me on Pension Matters. Walter & Ida & Boy, Art & Ada were here.
40 deg. High wind. Went to bed at noon. Up at 6:30. Went to church in eve. Ada came.
42 deg. SW wind. Warmer. Snow all gone. Went to bed at 11:30. Slept till 6 PM.
44 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Rain at 3 AM and at intervals all morning. Chas. Lapp came this eve. Walter & Ida came & bro't Boy to stay with Minnie while they went to church.
28 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. High NE wind, snow & sleet.. Spring begins. Snowed from 6:30 to 9 AM. 3 in. icy snow fell. Hard walking.
12 deg. W wind. Fair. Frosty. Art & Ada came to dinner. Art helped me make screens.
32 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Looks like snow. Easter. Kienzle & I arrested Chas. Zieman. Rained nearly all day. Got flowers for Minnie at Desebrooks. Thunder storm in the eve. Home all day.
44 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Blowing hard. I went to court with Kienzle in the D&Dis. case vs. Chas Zieman. arrested Sunday morn. at 7th & Davis. Sentence Susp. Home at 10, o'c. Carl & Emma Liebenstein came to stay all night.
24 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Very chilly. Went to Ada's to dinner. Chas. & Emma, Ed's Emma & Helen & Ida & Boy. I came home at 2 PM & went to bed. Snowing.
20 deg. NE wind. Fair. 1 in. snow fell. Martha Kube came today. Stereoptical show at Kingsley. Jake came this eve. & went home again.
20 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Cold & disagreeable. Slept all day. Packed up the "Schrank", ready to ship to Pt.
28 deg. SW wind. Fair. Out early. Linden off.
36 deg. High W wind. Fair. Home at 3:40. Art came at 1 PM. We made screens.
44 deg. SW wind. Fair. Went to church, morning & evening. Off tonight.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. Worked around all morn. Carrryng out ashes etc. PM- Took auto out. Went to Walters & Adas. Martha Kube is with us for a few days. Went to YMCA to attend Missionary Meeting at 8 PM.