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.
36 deg. W wind. Fair. Election - Judicial & School Board. Very pleasant all day.
46 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Showery. PM- Thunder showers.
46 deg. S wind. Cloudy. Thunder storm during the night. Much rain. Brotherhood meeting.
34 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Went to Walters. Got corrigated fasteners. Went to Greunewalds, got $1.62 worth of netting. Worked at screens till noon. Paid Wendt for Vermillion paint. Nettie & Josie came to dinner. Went to bed at 12:30 PM. Snowing.
32 deg. NW wind. Fair. Warmer. Very pleasant. Wm> F. Haase, Ptm. nearly 27 years. Died yesterday, 2 PM. Got home 10 AM. Minnie went to Ada's. She is sick. I took out the auto. Got stuck in the alley. Ada & Art came home with us.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. 2 AM, arrested Chas. Loeffler at Bahn Frei - disorderly. Went to church. PM- Took auto out. Got Helen from Hamiltons. Went to see Milton who is sick. Ada & Art went to W. with auto.
24 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cold. Went to court with Chas. Loeffler He was found guilty & fined $1.00 & cost. $3.41. Went to Sec'ys. office. Paid $200.00 on mrtge. Home - 11:o'c. Slept all PM.
32 deg. SE wind. Fair. Minnie - 52 yrs. old. Sister Laura - 46 yrs. old. Athur & Ada came to supper. Wm. F. Haase buried this morn. from St. Michaels Church.
26 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Commenced raining at 3:30 AM. Drizzled all day & eve.
38 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Rained hard all night. and [missing].
41 deg. Fair. Our wedding day. Married 1883. Off tonight. Minnie & I celebrated all alone.
35 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Cool. Art came at 1 PM. We worked in the basement all PM.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. Went to bed at 9 AM. Got up at 4:30. Went to church in eve. Everett & Lady called.
36 deg. N wind. Fair. Cool. 2:10 AM - Edw. Gall, 405 Ring St was robbed in the hall of the flat bldg. where he lived. The robber lost his revolver pouch & through that trace - Ptm. Hugo Kelling was arrested. He later confessed & said he needed money. He has been playing skat of late.
32 deg. E wind. Fair. Frosty. 8 AM, warmer, very pleasant. Out early. Linden off.
38 deg. W wind. Fair. Home, 3:30 AM. Got up at 10 o'c. Worked in yard. PM- Minnie & I went to the Bank. Then to Ada's & Walter's. I took off Walter's storm windows & carried them upstairs. Got spading fork for Ada & commenced spading the yard.
48 deg. S wind. Fair. Warmer. Helped around the yard, Grandma Taft came & took her to 610- 28th St. Minnie & I took lunch with Ada. PM- Walter took our auto out for business.
50 deg. W wind. Fair. Pleasant. Went to Walter's. Fitted 4 screens & spaded in the garden. Minnie planted some strawberries for them. Put in glass for Ada. I went to bed at 1:30 PM.
32 deg. NW wind. Fair. Went to bed at 9 AM. Got up at 1 PM. Went to Ada's. Helped Art fit screens. Ida came & told us that Lois had called up from Elmslies. Minnie & I went home & I took Lois to see Ada & called on Ida.
30 deg. NE wind. Fair. cold. Slept till 12:30. Lois & Dewey staid all night & went to church. PM- Walter, Ida & Boy, Art & Ada, Everett & his girl, Lois & Denny were here to supper. Went to church in the eve. JLS Birthday - 53 yrs.
38 deg. S wind. Fair. Some warmer. Worked in basement till noon. Ate diner & went to bed. Got up at 10:25 PM. HJM Birthday- 67 yrs. old.
56 deg. SW wind. Fair. Ed. Schulz assigned to beat. Riemer to Motorcycle duty. Very warm & dry. Went to Ada's & Walter's. Spaded for W. Spaded our own garden. Slept in PM.
60 deg. S wind. Fair. Warm all night. Dress coat last night. Went to Ada's at 9 AM. Came home & spaded garden till noon.
54 deg. E winfd Fair. Wind chgd at 3 AM to SE. Helped Minnie in garden. PM- Shower. Very pleasant. Brotherhood meeting..
50 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Showers during the night. Off tonight. Went to N. Mil. On way home had a blowout. Walter was with me. Minnie went to CMSP Depot to meet Mrs. Reinhard & Alvin.
40 deg. W wind. Fair. Showers toward noon. Minnie went downtown with Mrs. Reinhard. Home to dinner. I worked at the screen doors etc. PM- Took the folks to see Walter's & Ada's houses. Then to Bill Reinhards, then to M&N Depot, then back to Ada's & home.
38 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Rain at 3 AM. Out early. Linden off. 3 AM- Commenced snowing. Snowed hard till 8 AM. Melting as fast as it came. Slept all day. Art sick. Minnie went to stay with Ada.
38 deg. Fair. N wind. Cool. Home at 3 AM. Got up at 8:15 AM. Helped Minnie with the washing. Got lunch. Went to Ada's. Took lawn mower to Walter's. Cut his grass. Home - Shot cat that was roaming in Minnie's flower bed.
40 deg. W wind. Fair. Went to Ada's. Art no better. Called Dr. Bauch. He called Dr. Evans. They said he had appendicitis & must be operated on at once. Dr. B. took him to Mil. Hospital. Dr E operated. Everettt was there & saw the operation.
46 deg. W wind. Fair. Linden to return tonight. Art feeling fine. Made 4 trips to the hospital & one to east side. Went to Ada's. Planted strawberrie & flowers. Recv'd box of Arbutus from Rev. A.O. Wade, Goodman, Wis.