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.
57 deg. Fair. SE wind. Went to 5th & Cedar at 1 PM. Left there for beat at 5:15 PM. Cornerstone of Auditorium laid.
66 deg. Fair. NW wind.
72 deg. Fair. SW wind. Very dry & warm.
74 deg. Fair. SW wind. Hot. Shower at 4 PM. Robt. Reinhard Tel. that Uncle & Aunt Lapp both died last night.
64 deg. NW wind. Cool & pleasant.
66 deg. Partly cloudy. Variable wind. Warm. Minnie & Helen took 11:10 train to Reeseville to attend funeral of Uncle & Aunt Lapp.
60 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Cool. Minnie & Helen ret. from Reeseville. Henry, Geo & Jake Maechtle went to the funeral. Came here to stay all night.
56 deg. Fair. E wind. Cool. Took the boys to the car at 6:30 AM. I went with them via 3rd St. to Atkinson Ave.
60 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warm toward noon. Cloudy & cool towards eve. 14 yrs. since Arthur died.
60 deg. Fair. SE wind. Muelendyk case from June 10th. Two weeks longer on probation. Back to beat at 11:30.
64 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Showers- 4PM & all eve.
62 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Showery. Rain during the night. & all forenoon.
64 deg. Partly cloudy. W wind.
60 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Cool. Aband. Warr. for Frk. Mostel 2117 Fond du Lac. 9:30 to 10:30 went to Ross Scheff & Weinman. Pd, Bal. on Piano. $125.00.
68 deg. Cloudy. Rain. E wind. Rain all day. Change day:- Schroeder at noon.
72 deg. Fair. SE wind. Sultry. Showers. during the ight. 9 AM, wind chgd to West. Hot. Thunder shower at 5:30 to 6:30.
74 deg. Fair. W wind. Hot. PM- cooler. Buffalo Bill's Show in town.
56 deg. Fair. Cool west wind.
64 deg. Fair. Shower at 4 AM. Cooler. Wind NE.
50 deg. Fair. W wind. Rising temp. toward noon.
56 deg. Fair. SW wind. Cool.
61 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cool. Minnie went to Chicago on 9 0'c boat. Ada went to Racine on Epworth League excursion this PM. Walter went to Waukesha Beach this PM.
60 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cool. Genthe on Vac. Schroeder on night duty.
62 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cool. Muelendyk case from Aug. 10th. In court at 9 AM. Case cont. to Sept. 24th. Back to beat at 11:00 o'c. Minnie came home at 3 PM.Went to Suelflowesons- Settled up accts. Left $25.00 for R. Winkelman. Got check for $27.66 to bal. acct.
52 deg. Fair. E wind. Cool.
58 deg. Fair. E wind. Warmer. Very pleasant all day. Paid N. Av. Fuel Co. $10.00 on acct.
63 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warm.
64 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warm. Bro. JL & wife came this eve. to stay all night.
64 deg. Fair. Warm. SW wind. Paid R. Winkelman Bal. due on house, 1403-34th St. Met Dr. Pfeiffer om 27th & Meinecke, 10:40. Went to see his lots & took him to dinner with me. Ada went to Lomira this eve.
68 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Warm.
70 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Hot. Av min temp for mo. 63 deg. Edwin Young came to stay all night. Went to Sta. 6:30. Got orders for Primary Election tomorrow.