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.
Stromberg came for me this morning and told me to be at central at 7 PM in citizens clothes. Went out to my beat with Hannafter. Went home at 9:30. Traveled all night. 5 AM wind W.
Called down to central at 2 PM. Went out with Spengler looking for burglars. Had a Row with Willy Adanau because he shot at Jahnke and me without giving warning. He took us for burglars.
My birthday - 33 yrs. old. Traveled alone this PM in the 15th and 9th wards. 49 degrees and cloudy. 1:45 AM wind W.
Went out at 7:50 this evening. Rested all day. 48 degrees and fair. 1:45 AM wind W.
Went at 2 PM with Krause. Took in the 6th ward. Remained together till 10 PM. 45 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind W.
Went out at 4:30PM with Krause. Traveled all evening in the 5th ward. Remained together till 10 PM. Then each took his own beat. 50 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind W.
Artisans Day. Went out again in citizens clothes and traveled all night. Cool and fair.
9-8-1891 Made an arrest this morning at 1 o;clock. Went to court in the morning. 55 degrees and fair.
Made an arrest at 8:45 last evening. Went to court in the morning. 55 degrees and fair.
Went home sick last night. 55 degrees and fair. 1:30 AM wind SW.
Court this morning in the Wendelburg case. Continued till Tuesday. 62 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind SW.
Went to O.L.V.T. Co. and got a watch for Geo. Bought a bushel of peaches at Brighams. 68 degrees and fair. Wind W.
Kellings came this , also Freds folks. All stayed to supper. 65 degrees and fair. Wind W.
Went to the .... this PM. E. L. Eastman came home and took supper with us. 65 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind W.
Went to court. Wendelburg case continued till Oct. 1st. 65 degrees and showery. 5 AM wind S.
Vacation commenced to-day. The girls came last night and we went to the fair together to-day. Henry and Jake came this PM. 65 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind S.
Went to the fair with the boys. Took the train to Port at 7:30 PM. Wind SW.
Went to Henry's last night. Staid all night. Went over home with Jakes horse and buggy to stay all night. Cooler and fair. Wind W.
Went to Waubeka this forenoon and to Jakes in the evening to stay all night. Went to M. Vetters to see them thresh. Got up and fed a run. Hot and fair. Wind SW.
Prayer meeting at Jakes this morning and preaching at Geo's this afternoon. Eddie, Johnnie,Franke, Willie and Verna joined the church to-day. Hot and fair. Wind SW.
Went to Port to-day. Got back to Jakes at 11 o'clock. Helped Jake a while. Went to Haumanns this PM to see them thresh. Got quite dusty. Had supper there. Hot and fair. Wind SW.
Stayed at Henry's last night. Went over home today. The girls came back from Milwaukee this morning. Staid to dinner. Went back to Jakes at 2 PM. Hot and fair. Wind S&SE.
Took the 9:50 train home this morning. Arrived home 1t 11:30. Went on duty at 7 PM to-day. Hot and fair. Wind SW.
Traveled all night. Found a crazy man at 1:30 AM. Took him home at 425 Sycamore. I got back to my beat in time to go to the station. 70 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind SW.
Frank Hart suspended for neglect of duty. Went to see Mr. Rhode this PM. 75 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind SE.
Cooler to-day. Went to court this morning. Got back at 11:15. 70 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind SE.
Station duty from 1:30 to 5 PM. Willie Rahr buried to-day. 5 AM wind SW.
Warm all the forenoon. Fire at the Cream City Brewery this morning at 4 o'clock. Rained at that time. Rained again this evening lightly. Went to Rohdes at 5 PM. 60 degrees and showery. 72 degrees and fair. 5:10 AM wind S.
Cleared off and is quite cool. Went house hunting this PM. 60 degrees and showery. 5 AM wind W.
Went to court. Witness for Fleith. Watch 20 seconds fast. 48 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind changed to E.