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.
Arrested Thos. Daly at 21st and Center for begging fo money at 2:40 PM. Got 24 hrs. to
leave town. Sentence suspended
Arrested Wn. Boethke, 947-22nd St. on warrent sworn by Gustavb Frellson. Charge- Common drunkard. Got 30 days.
New building on 22nd between Wright and Clark. NW cor. Teutonia ahd Groeling Ave., shed; New building 1163-23rd.
Willie Bentine, 1149-20th St. and Steinke 1174-21st St. Willie Bentine 1149-20th
took Stolz's horse from in front of Sabrinski's saloon at 7 PM last night. Drove around for a while and then tied the horse at 20th and Locust St and let it stand there.
New buildings: Teutonia near Keefe Ave. and 17th between Hadley and Locust.
Louis Kuhn 938 Louis Ave. had a Billy in his pocket. I took it away from him and took it to the station.
Mrs. Schmidt 935-15th, complains of who peddled shoe blackening coming to her house and scolding her because she wouldn't by of him. Max Klaethke, 17 yrs. old, lives 1144-30th St. hangs out with Wm. Dankert. Won't work, loafs around the Salvation Army.
Dead dogs at 1174-22nd. St. and 1184-27th St.
Blasiowski,1082-27th, complains of Felsch's dog biting her boy. Canitz, 3002 Fond du Lac reported to have sporting women in his place. Saw one of them on Mar. 20th.
New building on 22nd and Chambers. New building on 22nd, between Wright and Clark. Dead dog, 906-20th.
Albert Eckert lives with Lutsch-30th between Locust and Chambers.. New basement, 1202 Center. On 20th ward side of Fond du Lac bewteen 29th and 30th where the water pipe lays, ground is soft. Team got stuck there. Ought to be attended to.