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.
34 deg. Fair. Cold NE wind. Sergts. Schroeder, Howard & Kanitz reduced to the ranks.
32 deg. Fair, White frost. Variable wind.
42 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Warmer.
41 deg. Fair. No wind blowing. 10AM- wind SE. Quite warm during the day.38 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Warm towards noon.
42 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Shower at 10 AM. Bo't new thermometer- 75 cents.
48 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Growing colder. Clearing toward noon.
40 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Mail at 2:30. Letter addressed to Miss Prudence Douglas, Milwaukee, Wis. & Chas. Schroeder, N. Side Police Sta. Lieut Joe told me to take it to S's house as he is sick. John Weimer died. Put on woolen undershirt. Very chilly all day.
32 deg. Fair, White frost. W wind.
42 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Cool. PM- Wind becoming variable. Crozier came at 7:15 & helped me connect hot waster radiator in kitchen. Got through at mid night. Paid him $2.00.
40 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Colder. John Weimer buried. Carl Countyman at Miss. No. 2 with YMCA men.
34 deg. Fair. SW wind. Frosty. Wm. Plautz died. Mail at 2:30 PM.
36 deg. Fair. SW wind. Rising temp. Fire at 1256-24th St., 3:30 PM. Fire - 2111 Fond du Lac, 3:45 PM.
56 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warmer. Very warm at noon.
60 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm.
56 deg. Fair. S wind. 3:30 PM. Went to Sta. Got A&B Warr. for Chas. Keebler 882-28th. Went to Staffords Commission House & took him to No. 5., Fischli Schrager, Comp. From Sta. sent to 1322-11th St. Shot sick dog. Back to beat at 6:30.
56 deg. Fair. SW wind. In court at 9 AM with Keebler. Case Cont. till Friday Oct. 23rd. Back to beat at 11:25 AM.
58 deg. Growing cooler. Very smokey.
48 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Chilly. We all went to Grd. Av. Church to a reception for Rev. Rollins the new (P.E.) District Supt. Ada gave me $30.00 today.
50 deg. Fair, SE wind.
52 deg. Fair. SE wind. Paid Walter $5.00 I borrowed a few days ago.
52 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Very smokey. Brotherhood meeting at Tobers 656 34th St. at 8 PM.
48 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Growing cooler. Keebler Case from Oct. 17th, cont. to Nov. 6th by comp. Commenced raining at 10:50. Didn't rain much during the day.
50 Deg. Fair. NE wind. Rain commenced during the night & lasted till 10 AM. PM- Partly clearing at 3 PM. Orders to be at 27th & Fond du Lac at 7 o'c. PM. St.celebration opening of the Ave. Home at 10:30 PM.
42 deg. cloudy. Colder. Raw SW wind. Reported sick at 11:05 AM. Bronchial trouble.
42 deg. cloudy. Southerly wind. Rain all night & all morning. At home.
42 deg. cloudy. Damp. Rained during the night. At home.
38 deg. Cloudy. Very damp.
38 deg. Fair. NW wind. Colder. Reported for duty. Lois & Herbert came on 106 at 6:48 PM.
30 deg. Fair. NW wind. Froze hard.
28 deg. Fair. PM- wind E. Lois & Herbert went hime, 1:45 train, NW depot. Checks 2:30. $89.57. $3.08 for one day in Sept. to attend Lydias Wedding.