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.
30 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty. Inspector Riemer died at 1 PM. Colder. Snow flurries. Went to dentist. Slept all eve.
20 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold.
24 deg. NW wind. Fair. Frosty. Went to Dentist.
32 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Snow flurries. Inspector Riemer's funeral. I went to the house. Then to Center & Teutonia where I waited for the procession. Met Julius Froemming with auto. He bro't me home.
36 deg. W wind. Fair. Chilly. Slept all day.
48 deg. S wind. Clouidy. Rain all night. Koge died at 6:20 AM. Check from Skerlowski. 1-$40.00: 1-$42.00. $82.00
38 deg. Fair. W wind. Cooler. Go to dentist at 4 PM. Ethel S. went away this PM.
28 deg. S wind. Fair. Heavy white frost. Frank Koge buried this morn.
44 deg. S wind. Cloudy. Rain. Rained hard all eve. Nettie & Josie came this eve with Everett to stay all night.
46 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool.
60 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Warm. Very sultry. Shower at 5 AM. Showers & warm during the day. Irene went home this PM.
18 deg. High SW wind. Snow flurries. Cold. Slept till 10:30. Got up & went to church with Minnie. Snow flurries during the forenoon. Went to bed at 2 PM.
8 deg. Fair. Cold. High NW wind during the night.
22 deg. S wind. Cloudy. Raw. Looks & feels like snow. PM. Snowing. One in. snow fell. Out early for Linden.
28 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Home at 3AM. Got up at 11 AM. Helped Minnie clean house all day. Off tonight.
18 deg. S wind. Cloudy. PM-Snow. Went to N. Mil. This AM went to Hickman, Lauson & Dieuer. Bargained with J. E. Nelson for Ford auto. Dep. $25.00 - $710.00
40 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Rain, sleet, turning to rain and coming in torrents from 2 to 5 AM. Colder toward eve.
26 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Cold & disagreeable.
18 deg. Fair. SW wind. Cold. Slept all day.
28 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Snow 4 to 8 AM.
24 deg. W wind. Fair. Slept all day.
32 deg. S wind. Fair. Looks like rain or snow. PM- Rain & all eve.
32 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Colder.
18 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Milton Arthur Sizer born 7:30 AM to Walter & Ida. at 1375-24th St. Dr. N.W. Hollenbeck attending.
24 deg. W wind. Fair. Cold. Eve.- went to Walters to see the new boy.
30 deg. W wind. Fair. Frosty. Off tonight. Kingsley Church dedicated by Bishop Hamilton.
32 deg. SW ind. Fair. Frosty. Ada & I went down town. Brotherhoos banguet at Kingsley. About 75 couples ate Chicken Pie. Bishop & Mrs. Hamilton banquetted with us.
32 deg. NE wind. Colder. Cloudy. Rain turning to snow at 4 AM. Snowed all day. 2 in. of snow.
8 deg. W wind. Fair. Cold.
20 deg. Sw wind. Fair. Raw wind. Thanksgiving. Out early. Linden off..