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.
58 deg. Fair. southerly wind. PM- Went to Walters, connected gas stove. Helped until 4 PM.
48 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool.
60 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm. Went to Barnes, he asked me to wait till the 15th for the money. Shower.
66 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Ret. book to library. War, all night. Rain all morn. Went to N. Mil. 12:08. 2:00 AM- Wegner came in Sta. seeming to be under the influence of liquor.
66 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm.
50 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Rain all night. Cooler.
40 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Drill Day. 2:30- cool. Got my cap when I went to drill.
50 deg. Fair. S wind. Cool. Ella & Freda Maechtle came this morn.
50 deg. Fair. W wind. Linden comes out early. I take late shift tonight.
38 deg. Fair. W wind. Frost in the low ground. Home at 6:35 AM. Lieut. - day off. Genthe in Sta.
50 deg. Fair. SW wind. Fair. Warm all day.
56 deg. Fair. N wind. Cooler at 2: AM. Wind chgd to E. Went to Gas office. Got tickets Minnie, Rovers Lecture.
50 deg. Fair. E wind. Very raw. Warmer toward eve. Maass came & took my photo at 4:30.
60 deg. Fair. southerly wind. Day Off. Minnie & I go to Port.
50 deg. Fair. S wind. Day duty at noon. Foot Ball Game at Athletic Park. E. Side High School vs. N. Side HIgh School.
60 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warm. Lieut. day off. Took mail to Central. Staid in Sta. all day.
50 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warm.
54 deg. Fair. SW wind. Large balloon passsed over the city at 7 AM from west to slightly N of E. It came from west on Hadley St. We saw it at the Sta. Meeting of Board at the Schneider Furniture Factory. Moss took Ada & I out in his auto. Bd. Meeting at N. Mil., 7:30PM.
60 Deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Hot. Paid Maass for photo. 80 cts. bal. due to date.
44 deg. cloudy. NE wind. Rainy. Lieut. on Vac. I have charge of Sta. Walter & Ida came to supper. We all went to Kingsley to E.L. entertainment.
53 deg. Cloudy. Rain. Variable wine. Lieut. on Vac. Drill day.
40 deg. Fair. W wind. colder. Finished Poll Lists today.
32 deg. Fair. SW wind. Frost this morn. Rising Temp. Took Poll Lists to Central Sta.
50 deg. cloudy. W wind. Looks like rain. Lieut. in Sta. this morn.
42 deg. Fair. W wind. Chilly all day.
44 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Rainy. Senn case from Aug. 26. Ptm. Buege. Partly clearing toward eve. Cold & NE wind.
38 deg. Fair. W wind. Nearly froze. Balloon America wins worlds distance record record. 1300 Miles from St. Louis to a point 300 miles NW of Quebec, Can. First snow of season, just a flurry. Banquet of Brotherhood at Kingsley.
32 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Snow flurries. Cold.
24 deg. Fair. W wind.
32 deg. Fair. S wind. Day Off. Minnie, Ada & I went to Mitchell Park this PM. Mrs. Mauske & Mrs. Grindrod came to go to church with Minnie. M. sick didn't got to church.
36 deg. SE wind. Cool.