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.
38 deg. SW wind. Fair. Car. Warm. Doors & windows open at noon. Check this morn. Change day- Heinemann on North Dist. at noon.
32 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Car. Chilly. Met Sergt Heinemann, 20th & Center, 2:50 PM. & again 3:50, Eng. 22. Carcass of dead horse found on 24th & Auer. Flesh all taken off.
22 deg. Northerly wind. Cloudy. Snow flurries. Cold all day.
14 deg. Northerly wins. Fair. Cold & frosty.
24 deg. W. wind. Partly cloudy. Snow flurries. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30 PM. Harry Siekert arrested by Officer Dopke on charge of Disorderly conduct. Was sentenced to 30 days, House of Correction.
24 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Snow flurries. Mail at 1:45. Met Sergt. Heinemann at 18th & Locust. At Sta. got orders from Sergt. Linden to go at once to 24 1/2 & Hoplins at once as there was a row in Saloon. Went up there & found J. Dick, S. Tiehl, Steiring & Reich in Mellis Saloon. Got them out & told them to go home. 20 min. late on 2:45 report.
32 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Very damp. Mail at 1:45 PM. Bicycle out of service.
32 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Rain with flakes of snow. Snow all PM. About 1 inch fell. Met Sergt. Heinemann at Eng. 22, 3 o'c.
26 deg. NW wind. Partly cloudy. Snow 1 in. deep this AM. Bo't Pr. Rubbers at Zillmers. Arnold goes to tax office this morn. Went to see A. Zepp 1222-23rd St. at 6PM about case of till tapping. Claude Huebeschein 2422 - Chambers suspected.
28 deg. W. Wind. Cloudy. Damp. Went to A. Zepps this morn. Z. told me that Huebeschein came to him last night & told him that Claude had taken the money & that he would return it & asked that the boy might not be prosecuted. F.A. Miller taken sick on street yesterday.
24 deg. NW wind. Partlyu cloudy. Colder. Warmer at noon. Rev. O.P. Christian at Kingsley tonight.
24 deg. Easterly wind. Cloudy. Snow flurries. I called at Killians, 1620 Wright St. to take a last look at the mortal remains of Father Jacob Killian. His last word were Heim! Heim!
32 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Rained all night. Wind changed to NW. Snow at 11 AM. Snowed all PM & Eve. Growing colder.
14 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold wave. -6 deg. at noon. 4 in. of snow. Assistant Chief of Fire Dept. Edw. Riemer died this PM of pnuemonia.
12-15-1901 -16 deg. W. Wind. Continued cold. -2 deg at noon. Change day. Schroeder on North Dist.
Zero temp. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Warmer. Snow flurries at 7:30 AM & continuing all day.
-2 deg. W wind. Fair. Frosty. Cold all day.
-4 deg. NW wind. Fair. Continued cold. Assist. Chief of Fire Dept. Edw. Riemer buried today at Calvary Cemetary at 2 PM fron Voerwart Turn Hall.
2 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Drill day: Back to beat at 4:20 PM.
-10 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold & frosty. 1:55 PM Arrested August Haffermann ( from 21st & Cherry) at 2410 Center St. Was begging for money. Was tipsy. Charge, disorderly. Wagon came to 27th & Fond du Lac.
-2 deg. SW wind. Fair. Chilly. Rising Temp. Court with Haffermann. Guilty, $20.00 or 60 days. Back to beat at 9:30. L. A. VanToon chosen 4th Assist. Chief of Fire Dept.
17 deg. SW wind. Partly cloudy. Rising Temp. Chilly wind. Very warm at noon.
30 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Damp. Looks like snow. Bo't turkey on Fond du Lac & 29th St. 8 3/4 lbs @ 12 cts. Christmas exercises at Faith Mission No. 2 this Eve.
30 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Commenced snowing at 6:30 AM. Sergt. Schroeder me me at 21st & Fond du Lac & we went to Tolliffe's. 1178-24th St. to see if they had Rec'd. supplies from Poor Office. They have diptheria.
30 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Christmas. Growing colder. Half Hour extra for dinner.
28 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Damp. Looks like snow or rain. No drill to-day. Snow flurries all PM.
28 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Moderate. Orders to go to Expo at 7:45 PM. Arions Rendered the "Messiah". Got home at 11:30. Walter went with me.
30 deg. Westerly wind. Cloudy. Very damp. Indications of snow.
26 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Snow flurries & colder.
22 deg. Westerly wind. Partly cloudy. Colder. Budget came to me from Barton. I wrote & will send it on in the morn. Met A.E. Bullock at Neumanns Blacksmith Shop.
24 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool & pleasant. Forwarded the Budget (family letter) to W. C. Lange this morn. Checks at 1:45. Cashed mine at Winkels. Invitation to go to Zillmers to supper. Minnie & Ada will go early. I went down to E. Zillmers at 6:45, ate supper with them & Theo. & family. Then went to Kingsley. Minnie & Ada went to the church. I went home & fixed the fire, changed clothes & went down with Helen.