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.
2 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold & Raw all night. I am incharge of the 12 0'c. squad working from 12 to 8 AM. Names of the late squad: Glass, Renner, Winter, Neunstoeklin, Dieman, Nehls, Dobratz, Vogt, Heiden, Geyer, Kelling, Krienzle, Burns, Mundt. Schranz, & Frank.
-3 deg. W wind. Fair. Went to tailor, tried on my vest. Left it there to be changed. Paid our taxes - $50.87. Helen's tax - $75.35. Pd. Water tax - 86 cts.
-4 deg. air. W wind. Worked all morning on Helen's furnace. Went to bed at 11:30. Couldn't sleep. Got up at 2 PM. Staid up the rest of the day.
-4 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold. Growing colder till 8 AM.
16 deg. Fair. High NW wind. Very cold. -10 deg. all day.
18 deg. Fair. NW wind. Very cold. Eve.- Went to Walters. Took him his birthday presents.
-20 deg. Fair. NW wind.-20 deg., coldest morn. Snowing at 10 pm.
6 Deg. Clearing. Cold. 4 in. of snow fell during the night. My Mothers Birthday. Born in 1834.
-8 deg. Fair. West wind. Very chilly & blustery.
-14 deg. NW wind. Fair. Very cold. Out early for Linden. - 10 deg. at 6 0'c.
-15 deg. NW wind. Snow diminishing during the night. Off tonight. Men & Religion prayer meeting here this eve. PM- Called on Stolzenfeld.
18 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold. At home all day. Eve.- Went to N. Mil. Stockholders Meeting. Went to Sta.
10 deg. SW wind. Frosty. Fair. Slept all day.
-14 deg. Cloudy. SW wind. Snow during the night. About 1 inch fell.
8 deg. Fair. N wind. Raw wind.
-8 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty.
-18 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Damp & raw.
-20 deg. Cloudy. SW wind. Damp. 1 in. snow fell during the night.
10 deg. Fair. W wind. Check from Skerlownik for $ 20.00 dated 1/4/12.
Zero. Cloudy. S wind. Snowing. 1/2 in. fell. Went to Bank. Drew out $293.13 for Ada & Helen.
2 deg. Fair. S wind. Very raw. Frosty.
-16 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Raw. PM_ Went to Sta. Had talk with Lieut. about Schroeders complaint.
-24 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Ada & Helen start on their Californis trip.
-5 deg. NW wind. Frosty. Put early, Linden sick.
-6 deg. W wind. Fair. Snowing all day. Out early. Letter from Ada.
-14 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Snowing. all day.
Zero. Cloudy. NE wind. Snow flurries. Cold at 8 AM. Went home on car at 2:40 AM.
-20 deg. Fair. E wind. Got up at 10. Went to church with Minnie. Miss Caffery preached. Ed & Eunice went to Waukesha.
24 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Damp. Linden reported for duty.
14 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Snow flurries.
6 deg. Fair. W wind. Frosty. Coldest Jan. in years. 15 days ar zero or below. Off tonight. Minnie & I went to church. Arthur came to Supper.