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.
65 deg. SE wind Cloudy. Looks like rain. Went to Kingsley with Minnie & Ada. PM, went to Soldiers Home with Minnie & Ada. Eve.- Went to Schlueters Church with Helen, Minnie & Ada. Home at 11:32.
62 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Showers during the morning. 1:45 train for Kenosha. Went to Bristol to get mother. J.L. took me to Somers for a ride.
60 deg. E wind. Partly cloudy. Left Bristol on 7:47 train. Met Chas. Zahn in Kenosha. Young Interbitzen was with him on the way to Escanaba. Alice met us in Kenosha. Ada met us in NW Depot & went to Port with mother. PM. I worked on 42nd St. house till 3 0'c.Went home. Got ready, missed car. Walked to Wauwatosa. Took 5:10 train to Reeseville.
52 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool all day.. At Reinhardts in Reeseville.
55 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool.
Started for home on 6:55 train. R. & wife went as far as Watertown. PM- Chas. Schultz helped me at house.
58 deg. Fair. Warm. Went out to house 754-42nd St. Worked on cement floor all day with Chas. Schultz & Wm. Krueger. Vac. ends.
52 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. Look for dogs, 26th near Hopkins. Wassow on Vac. Smudde in Sta. Schultz on S's beat. I take old beat. Tel. order to meet Kelley at 4th & Grand at 8 PM. Met committee at 4th & Grand Av. Decided to see Ald. Yockey & have an amendment introduced in salary matter before the council making salary: 2 yrs $80, 2yrs $90 & 5th yr. $95 per mo.
60 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm & pleasant all day.
62 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm & pleasant. Hot at 8 AM. Kelley wants to meet me at Broadway & Wisc. St. at 11:30. I asked perm. of Lieut Joe. Met Kelley & Fry. Went Ald. Yockey's office, 12th floor of Wells Bldg. Talks with him about amendment to salary ordinance. He agrees to ask for 1st 2 yrs $80.00, 2nd 2 yrs. $90. , 5th yr & thereafter $95.00. Mrs. John Maechtle operated on at Trinity Hospital.
65 deg. NW wind. Fair. Warm. Light shower at 4 AM. Hot at 8:30 AM. PM- wind chgd to NE. Cooler. Mail at 1:45 for Druggists.
63 deg. SE wind. Fair. Warm. Mail at 1:45 for VanEll's. 5:20. Minnie went to the country to stay a week or so.
66 deg. SE wind. Fair. Very warm. Emmaus Church Picnic at Greunewald Park. 3215 Fon du Lac Ave.
64 deg. SE wind. Fair. Warm. Went to 42nd St. this morn. Sent tinner out there to put in furnace boot.
64 deg. SE wind. Fair. Warm. Showers toward evening. Miss. 2 Picnic at Sherman Park. Went from Sta. to 4nd & Elm by perm. of Lieut. Gave Wm. Krueger $5 on account. Went to picnic at 6:45. Found them all on the way home on acct of rain. Went to new house & then home.
70 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Sultry. Very warm all day. Change day:- Schroeder at noon. Went to cemetery. Nothing doing. Only 2 funerals, no crowd. Freda Maechtle went home this eve. Jack Eimmerman came to dinner today.
56 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool & pleasant. PM- wind SE. Casper Knoerr 1275-30th St, Crazy. Stolzenfeld & I went there & talked to him. 5:45 Notice per tel. that Kelley wants to meet me tomorrow at 10 AM, Broadway & Mich. St.
60 deg. W wind. Fair. Warmer. Went to Ald Liedows office in Mitchell Bldg. Met the Kelley salary committee there. Had talk with Ald. L. He called a com. meet for Thurs. PM. (4'o'c) & said we had better be represented there.
60 deg. SE wind. Fair. Growing warmer at 8 AM. Mail at 1:45. Non belongs to my beat. Minnie & Ada came home this eve. on 106.
60 deg. SE wind. cloudy. Rain this morn. Jos. Barnes Saloon License No. 477, July 13th '06, at 922-21st St. Went to council Committee Meeting at 4 PM. Com. agreed on schedule of wages for us.1&2 yrs 80, 3,4, & 5 yrs 90, & thereafter 95 to begin Jan. 1st '07. Dis. Warr. for J. Hein 1189-23 rd St. Ottilie Witt, comp. Arr. him at 6:35 PM.
66 deg. W wind. Fair. Very warm. In court at 9 AM with Hein. Case cont. till Monday. Took bail money back to Sta. Met Lieut Joe at 3rd & N. Av. & gave hime the money.
.70 deg. W wind. Fair. Hot 96 deg. in shade PM. Saarous Picnic at Greunewald's. Subp. Augusta Nencke 1183-23 rd St. for def. in case with Hein.
73 deg. W wind. Fair. Very warm. 92 deg. at noon. Christ. Epckey buried. 3:40 PM thunder storm lasting till 4:30 PM.
56 deg. Northerly wind. Fair. Cool & pleasant. Hein case yhis morn. Found guilty, sentenced sus. on payment of costs $10.15. Took bail money back to No. 5 Sta. after costs were pd. Went to dinner.
58 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. & pleasant. PM wind SE. 1:45 mail for Nehrbass 2506 Hadley.
58 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Rising temp. PM wind SE. Walter & I worked on his house all eve.
66 deg. Variable wind, mostly south. Fair. Light shower during the night. Thunder shower at 10:15 AM. showery all PM. Droegkanp came up, took measurements for bid on furnace this eve.
62 deg. Wind. Fair. Warm. Partly cloudy toward noon.
66 deg. Easterly wind. Partly cloudy. Sultry. Showers at 9:15 & all day.
64 deg. Variable wind. Partly cloudy. Warm. Heavy rain during the night. Orders to be at Pabst Park at 7 PM. BRewers Picnic. At the cemetary 2:15 to 4:30 PM. Home from Pabst Park at 11:30 PM. John Maechtles wife came from Trinity Hospital & will stay with us for a few days.
64 deg. NW wind. Fair. Warm. Sultry all day. Johns wife went home this 1:35 PM. Eve- Ophelia & Lydia came this eve on the way home from Huron.
64 deg. NE wind. Cool breeze. Av. Min. temp. for Mo. 62 deg. Lydia, Ophelia & Milton left for Fredonia at 5:20 PM.