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, NW wind. Fair. Chilly. Checks this morn. Cashed mine at Beck's. Walter will bring money home at noon. Change day: Linden on North Dist. at noon. Drill day. Back to beat at 4:20. Wilde & Arnold on Vac.
45 deg. High W wind. Fair. Warm. Thunder shower in the night. Car. Walter went to LaCrosse on 12:40 AM train to attend Epworth League Conv. I went down to the depot to see him off. Pd. Zillmer $5.00. Ordered a rubber coat for $6.00. First game of ball at 16th & Lloyd St.
50 deg. Northerly wind. Partly Cloudy. Car. Growing cooler since 6 AM. Thunder shower at 5 AM. Jos. Markay & Matt Werner dismissed from the force.
52 deg. Northerly wind. Partly cloudy. Car. Quite warm. Heavy thunder storm during the night. Wm. Glassnaps house, 1256-28th was struck by lightning. Nobody hurt.
46 deg. N. wind. Fair. Cool. Met Linden at Eng. 22, 11:15 AM. Mail at 1:45 PM for Joe Scheonecker Jr. 2505 Bismark. Walter got back from LaCrosse this morn.
52 deg. Southerly Wind. Cloudy. Damp & rainy. Heavy rain during night. Rained all forenoon. Collected Personal tax from Otto Newman. $2.37. From Fred Friedrich-91 cts. Total-$3.28.
48 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool & pleasant. Orders to turn in taxes today. Went to Sec'ys office at 1:45. Got back at 3 o'c. Prayer meeting of Kingsley folks at our house this eve.
52 deg. High W wind. Fair. Warm. Home sick all day. Dr. Boerner came over the forenoon. Bad cold.
42 deg. High NE wind. Cloudy. Had a bad pain. Telephoned for Dr. B. at 8:30. He came at 11:30 AM. Mrs. Porter called to see me this eve.
34 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Rain, turned to snow. Ground covered. Continued raining nearly all day.
40 deg. NE to W. wind. Fair. Car. Cool. Reported for duty this morn. Stolzenfeld on Vac. Ressel on his beat. Met Linden at 1:30 PM, 24th & Fond du Lac. 1:45 orders to be at Lloyd St. B.B. Park at 3 PM. Game- Mil. vs. Denver. Back to beat at 5:10 PM.
40 deg. SE. Cool. SE wind. Fair. Reported John Kobi 2229 Center for keeping saloon without license. Claims to be manager for Chas. Sirch. Opened about May 7th. Report by Tel. Some one stole flowers from 968-24th St. Traced them to Chambers St. & then lost track.
46 deg. NE wind. Partly Cloudy. Car. Cool. Rain last night with lightning & distant thunder. Arrested at 1:25 PM, Albert Bullerjahn, 1132-29th St, on field at 28th & Hadley. Charge- Com. drunkard.
44 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cold. Went to court with Bullerjahn. Had subpoena for his wife & daughter bu they did not testify. B. found guilty & sent to H. of C. for 90 days. He was charged with being a common drunkard. He had $55.00 which he gave to his wife. i.e. all but one dollar. Back to beat at 10:25.
40 deg. NE wind. Partly cloudy. Wheel. Cold. Wind changed to SE. Change day. Schneider on North Dist. at noon. Drill day:- Back to beat at 4:30. Ophelia Maechtle came from HIghland Park this eve. Will stay till tomorrow eve, then go to Port.
48 deg. E wind. Partly cloudy. Wheel. Warmer. Orders to go to the Panorama at 8 PM to attend Boxing Match. Got home at 11:30 PM. Ophelia went home this evening.
54 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Car. Warmer. Showers. Met Schneider at 10:20 AM. Walter had PM off today.
62 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Hot. Showers from 4 AM on. Warmer. Noon, wind changed to SW. Hot. First warm weather.
70 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warm. Sultry. Put on summer underwear this morn. 1:45- Shower. Called to the Sta. Got Warr. for Emil Kroening, 2650 Fond du LAc. A&B. Ottilie Schultz, 853-24 1/2 St., Comp. Found K at home. Took him, down on Car. Subpoenaed witnesses. Jake came down this eve. on his way to Dakaota. Helen goes with him.
60 deg. Southerly wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. Light shower at 5:30 AM. Jake & Helen went to N. Ave. depot to catch train at 4 o'c. Train not on time so they walked down town. Orders to take in Stolzenfelds beat today. Court with Kroening. Found guilty. Fined $10.00 & costs. $17.40. Back to beat at 10:45 AM.
60 deg. Eastrtly wind. Cloudy. Wheel. Stolzenfeld returned this morn. Dettman & Klein on Vac. Heavy shower at 10:30 to 2 o'c.
68 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Car. Sultry. Showery. Orders to wear Gray Helmets & Blouses on June 1st. Drill day.
64 deg. Easterly wind. Cloudy, Car. Growing colder. Thunder shower during the night. Shower after dinner. Lasted about 1/2 hour. Southerly wind. Shower at 7:30 PM.
58 deg. W. wind. Fair. Rising Temp. Very pleasant.
58 deg. NW wind. Fair. Very pleasant. Thunder storm last eve. Rained nearly all night. Neighbor Seeman supposed to have Small Pox. He was taken away at 11 AM by H.D.
54 deg. High NW wind. Fair. Wheel. Cool. Wrote to Ma about lots, etc. Cold.
Wore woolen jacket all PM. Took my wheel to shop to have it fixed. The tire was "rim cutting".
38 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Car. White frost at 4 AM. Mrs. Counsell ( Bertha Dettman ), Neilsville, Wis. came to visit us. I had not seen her for 19 years.
40 deg. NW wind. Fair. Wheel. Rising Temp. Met Sergt Schneider, 10 AM . Shot vicious dog for Lauterbach, 1444-21st St.
50 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Warmer. West wind. Drill day:- Inspection ob blouses. My blouse passed. I have been appointed member of the Auditing Committee to audit the books of the Sec'y of the P. R. Assn. Comm. will meet at Central Sta. at 7:30 PM today. Home at 9:45. Last drill of the season.
60 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warmer. Decoration day. Orders at 11:30 AM to relieve Miller at Union Cemetary gate after dinner. Went there & staid there on the orders of Sergt. Linden until 3:40 PM.
60 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Light shower at 6 AM. Looks like more rain. Damp all forenoon. Shower at 3 PM. Checks at 1:45 PM. Average minium temp. for mo