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.
Catch basin at SW cor., 21st and Hadley caved in. Wm Braun, well digger, German, 43 yrs. 649-30th. Dog without license, $3.00 and costs.
Got orders at 2:45 PM per tel. to go to 889 Teutonia and arrest August LaBunde, alias "Say" and take him to the west side station, from there got orders to take him to Central. Dead dog, 982-9th, rept'd per tel. Harry Zastrow Hair Dressing and Shaving Parlor, Ladies and childrens hair cutting a specialty, 2216 Hadley St.
Saw Seb. Mahninger, 1702 Center St. about pool table license. He says he won't take one out because it don't pay.
Annie Neitzel, 20 yrs of age, wears short dark hair, 5'4" tall, medium built, wears black straw hat trimmed with black feathers. Stole a blue cassiumum dress and a pair of slippers from Mrs. Schweitzer, 1007 Teutonia about Sept. 1st. Had been there several times with the dress and slippers. Wears a black jacket. Seen by Mrs. Harmon, 1268 Hadley.
Nos. 1 to 12 --- Henry Zastrow. 12 shaves for a $1.00-space for users name. 250 shaves.