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. Fair. Southerly wind. PM- showers. Cars run on N. Av. to 39th. St.
32 deg. Clearing, 8 AM. NW wind. Snow flurries & cold. Call at Beinedorfer $29.25 Wright, cor. 30th for tax money. On S's beat. Snow flurries during the day.
34 deg. Fair. Varaiable wind. Rising temp. Stolzenfeld on duty.
40 deg. Fair. E wind & cool.
42 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Rain at 8:45 AM. Rainy all day. Rained hard all eve.
40 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Very damp & disagreeable.
45 deg. Cloudy. High NE wind. Rain at 7 AM. Meulendyk case from Apt. 27th cont. to June 10th Probation. Back to beat at 10:20 AM. Saloon books this AM.
` 41 deg. Cloudy. High NE wind. Rainy. Working on Saloon Books.
43 deg. Fair. West wind & sunshine. Warmer. Working on Saloon Books.
50 deg. Fair. Variable wind, becoming westerly. Orders to go to Cemetary PM. Met Genthe, 20th & Locust, 9 AM.
56 deg. Partly cloudy. West wind. Warm. Showers, 9 AM & S wind. Heavy showers at 6 PM.
56 deg. Fair. W wind. Very pleasant. Mail at 2:45. Turned in Saloon Books. 7 PM- Wind chgd to NE. Gowing colder.
52 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. & cold & rainy.
Cloudy. NE wind. Rain, very wet & disagreeable. Rained all day.
48 deg. Fair. Clearing at 8 AM. Rising Temp. E wind. 10:30 AM-Wind west. Change day:- Schroeder at noon. Very bright & pleasant all day
52 deg. SE wind.
58 deg. Fair. Varizble wind. Warm. PM- E wind & growing cooler. Minnie & Ada went to Waukesha this morn.
50 deg. Partly cloudy. Variable wind. Shower at 9 AM. Showery all PM.
47 deg. cloudy. Rainy. Variable wind. Beat changed this morn to 22nd Ward. N. Av. to Fond du Lac, 30th E to Fond du Lac. Rept't. time 30. Dinner 12:30 to 1:30. PM- Clearing, wind Se.
52 deg. Fair. SE wind. Sister Alice's birthday - 39 yrs. old.
56 deg. Fair. SE wind. Cool all day. Heine ret. from Vac. Marquardt goes on Vac.
60 deg. Fair. West wind. Warm. Went to new house this eve.
52 deg. Fair. Northerly wind.- Chgd to E towards noon. Very pleasant. PM - partly cloudy.
53 deg. Fair. SE wind. Cool.
60 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warm. 11:30- Wind chgd to SW. Shower 1:30 PM. E wind at 6:30 PM.
62 deg. Fair. West wind. Very warm. Thunder storm at 2:30 AM. Notice: On & after Sunday May 31st, Blouses & Grey Helmets to be worn.
66 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warmer. Very damp all day. Collected personal tax from H.A. Beiersdaorf 2925 Wright St.-$5.68.
62 deg. Partly cloudy. NE wind. Growing cooler. Showers, 5:45 AM. Mail at 2:30 for Junel & notice of Pension Board meeting.
56 Deg. E wind. Rain during the night. Pension Board meeting, 10 AM. Back to beat at 11:21. Bo't $15000.00 Auditorium Bonds at 4%. Cont. Donahue case, subject to call of the board. Pension Find resources were $106,701.14 on May 1, '08.
56 deg. Cloudy. E wind. 8:30- clearing. W wind & warm. Checks.
56 deg. cloudy. Northerly wind. Rain during the night. Vacation begins.