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.
48 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Warmer. Damp air. Checks this morn. Rain this PM & Eve. Went to Schlitz Park Prize fights. Home at 11:15 PM.
46 deg. cloudy. Growing colder. NW wind. Caery Damp. Pension Board Meeting at the Mayors Office at 10 o'c. Pensioned R. Spengler & Mrs. Burns, widow of Robt. Burns. Ordered not less than 500 copies of pension law printed. Adjourned for one week. Went to dinner. Mail at 1:45. Goegg sent stove to Miss. 2 this AM. Met Ed Zillmer at 4:45. Went to Litzows. They signed note & mortgage.
34 deg. 42 deg. Cool. northerly wind. Chilly all day. Lonesome, 4 to 5 PM.
36 deg. cloudy. Chilly SE wind. Showery 6:30 to 11 AM. Helped Lizkow dig out his cellar this eve. 7 to 9 PM. Wm. Moschgau died this PM.
40 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Damp & misty. Met Genthe at RR crossing, 9:45 AM.
29 deg. Fair. Heavy frost. North wind.
28 deg. Fair. Heavy frost. NW wind. Wm. Moschgau buried today at 2 PM.
34 deg. Fair. N wind. Cool. Schroder on Vac. Genthe night duty. Went to F & W. Paid for tank heater.
38 deg. Partly cloudy. Chilly NW wind. Pension Board Meeting postponed to Monday, 10 AM. Went to court, witness against Henry Ehlke 1242-22 nd St. Sent. Susp.
PM- A&D Warr. for Wm & Paul & Alfred Duchkow 1206-22nd St., Hogo Gerlet, 1210-22nd, Comp. Arrested Wm. & Paul & notified Alfred to come to the Sta. Monday morn.
27 deg. Fair. Cold Heavy white frost. NW wind. Snow flurries during the day. Started furnace fire.
26 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold. Alfred Duchow came to Sta. & I took him to court on car. In court at 9 AM. At 10 o'c. I turned my case over to Hammer & went to Pension Board Meeting in Mayors office. The case of Foley was considered. Adjourned at 12 o'c till Tues. Eve. at 76:30. Duchows not guilty. Furnace fire all day.
21 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold. Meeting of Pension Board at Mayors office at 7:30 PM, lasting till 11 PM. Voted to deny Mrs. Foley a pension. Bechtner & the Mayor voting no.
24 deg. SW wind. Very raw & disagreeable. Cold all day.
16 deg. Fair. NW wind. Froze hard. Orders for caps, Sun. 17th. Lois & Eunice went to Dietzes this PM. I met them & took them to the car when they went home. Helped LItzkow this eve.
28 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Chilly.
20 deg. Fair. SW wind. Very Raw & chilly.
24 deg. Fair. SW wind. Raw & chilly. Warmer at noon. Caps.
34 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warmer. Mail at 1:45. Della Henrichs went to hospital to be operated for appendicitis.
32 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Chgd to E PM. Genthe on day duty.
42 deg. cloudy. SE wind. Raw. Commenced raining at 10 AM. Went to Board of P. W. office & saw Shoenecker about Soltoiots stairs being built in middle of side walk. S. said he would attend to the matter. Missed 10:45 rep't. Rained all day
38 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Growing colder.
36 deg. NW wind. Clearing & cool. PM- Very warm & Pleasant. SW wind.
34 deg. Fair. SE wind. Very raw & chilly. Warmer toward noon. Wind Sw. Went with Minnie to N. Ave. Depot. Got basket from Fredonia with Goose for Thanksgiving.
32 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cool. Thanksgiving dinner 11:15 to 12:45. Goose for dinner. Home all eve. Went to bed at 8:30.
24 deg. Fair. NW wind. Heavy frost. Saw Ada on Central Train at 7:50., Fond du Lac crossing.
32 deg. Cloudy. Av Min Temp for Mo 31 1/2 deg. NE wind. Snow all forenoon. 2 in. Went to tailor, got overcoat, left measure for new one. Back to beat at 11:20. Checks at 1:45. Cashed mine at Peter Weimers. Got currency. RR Co. closed up walk over tracks at Fond du Lac Ave. & made a walk under the bridge.