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.
60 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Cool. Warm toward noon. No Biz in the town. To Stallmans at 10 AM . Ledt Aurora at 1:30 for Elgin. 2 hrs. wait in Elgin. Leave, 5:05, get to Harvard 6:45. Got small order from C. L. Putnam.
60 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Cool during the night. Leave Harvard for Walworth at 7:25 AM. Got order from Crandall. Back from Walworth to late. Missed train for Beloit. Called on S. E. Betz. Went to Woodstock, 12:15. 2:21 to Beloit. 5 PM.to Janesville. 6;45 to Evansville
60 deg. SW wind. Cool Cloudy. Shower at Evansville. Called on Biglow. "Nothin doin", Back to Janesville. To S. Wayne, 10:55. Back to Juda & got back to Monroe at 8:05.
70 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Sultry. Worked Monroe. Went to Monticello at noon. Got orders from Clayton, Monroe & Gerber, Monticello. Took 2:30 train for Brodhead. supper at B. Took 7:50 train for Monroe.
60 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Cool. Rain during the night. Left Monroe. Went to Browntown, then to Shullsburg, back to Gratiot, to Darlington. 9:20 from Gratiot.
60 deg. E wind. Fair. At Darlington. Cool. Put on undershirt this morn. Call on Raas, nothing doing. Took freight to Mineral Point. Got orders from Dancy & Miller. Took Mineral Pt. & Northern & went to Linden a mining town to stay over Sunday.
65 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Very warm. Went to Prayer Meeting at Linden in the morn. Tel. home at noon. Went to church evening. Made acquaintance of Mr. & Mrs. Hart.
70 deg. SW wind. Fair. At Linden Wis. Left for Ridgeway, 9:35 AM. Nothing in Ridgeway but Irish. Went to Dodgeville & on to Montfort for the night.
76 deg. S wind. Fair. Hot at Fennimore. Sold Glasser & went to Fennimore 10:20. Order $4.30-, Thompson, Fennimore. 4:44 to Woodman on narrow gauge. Stopped at Hotel Lull.
70 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm-Woodman, Wis. 6:24 on way to Bocobel. Muscoda at noon. Lone Rock 4:20 PM. Got letter from Walter. Check for $ 10.00. John H. Rasque cashed it. Promised to get mattresses for Rasque.
70 deg. SE wind. Fair. On the way home. Cooler. At Lone Rock. Got up at 3:15 AM. Took 3:56 train for home. Got home 9:25 AM.
65 deg. Cooler. Fair. Eve. quite cool. Went down town. Got 5 gals. gasoline. Got engine fixed at Hld. Bo't 5 lbs. grease. Went to Ada's to Supper.
62 deg. S wind. Cloudy. Went to N. Mil. Ada & Minnie picked rose petals along the road.
56 deg. NE wind. Partly cloudy. Went to Church. Children's day. PM - Went to Mission SS & after we went to Menomonie Falls.
60 deg. E wind. Fair. Cool. Went to N. Mil. PM - Got 15 gals. gasoline. Cleaned suit & overcoat.
50 deg. E wind. Fair. Cold. Went to S. side to see Geo. W. Meyer about tables. Went to N. Mil. & home to dinner.
54 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Cool. Wind chgd to E. Art & Ada went to Winneconne for one week Vac. PM - Minnie, Helen & I went to Bucks. Henry & Lina & Ed & Emma spent the eve. with us.
60 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cold. Worked at the factory all day. H.J. Maechtle & wife spent the eve. with us.
56 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cold. Henry & Lina staid over night with us. Go home today. Went to N. Mil. Worked in factory all day getting out goods & packing. Walter went to Muskego to stay over Sunday.
SE wind. Partly cloudy. Went to N. Mil. Worked all forenoon. PM - Minnie, Helen & I went to see the Ford Parade in eve. TookEd & Emma out for a ride. Showery, warmer.
60 deg. W wind. cloudy. Showery. Thunderstorm during the night and all AM. Went to church with Minnie.
60 deg. Variable wind. Unsettled. Got man from Rescue Mission. Put concrete floor in Helen's garage. Elmslie helped a while Showers all PM. Hot.
70 deg. Hot. Fair. Went to N. Mil. Helped Walter out. Art & Ada came home. Went to C & NW Depot & got their baggage. They bro't fish, fish, fish.
70 deg. W wind. Fair. Terrific wind storm during the night. Much damage done. Walter ate dinner with us. 5:20 Went to Germainia Bindery. Got price lists for W. I am very lame.
70 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Went to N. Mi. Got Klinger to help me take carbon out of our auto & ground valves. PM- Went to Evening Wisconsin & got catalogs for Walter.
60 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Rain. Got up at 8:45. We intended to go to Pt. but the rain hindered. Showery all day. Got ice for us & Ada.
60 deg. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. Rheumatism very bad all night & all day. Went to Ada's this AM. Got medicine at Bunssens. Screened stone for garage floor. Took Wendts boys out for a ride. showery.
54 deg. W wind. Cool. Cloudy. Suffering with Rheumatism. cloudy & cool all day. Miss Flemming came to dinner & supper. Everett & wife called at 7 PM.
50 deg. NW wind. Fair. We, Helen, Minnie, Ada & I went to Pt. Met Jake at Cedarburg. Minnie bo't lot at Pt. $193.25 cash in Croker Farm. Went to Frank's & Emmas & back. Lina came home with us,
60 deg. W wind. Fair. Warmer. Sick all night with Rheumatism. Everett came & gave me an injection. Better today. Art came & got ice for them & us.