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.
56 deg. Variable wind. Cool. Partly cloudy. Fog horn blowing. Check. $20.00 check from Skerlowiz, date July 26th. Shower PM. AM- went to Bank. Met John Harrington. Took him out for a ride.
54 deg. Fair. W wind. 8 AM, partly cloudy. Vacation. Went to Pt. Minnie Ada & I. At 2:30 left Pt. with Jake & Lois. Got to Heads at 6PM.
60 deg. NW wind. Fair. At Heads. Took Mr. & Mrs. H. to St. Nazianz & bo't cards. At 8:42 started for Sturgeon (Bay). Arrived at S. at 2:25. Put machine in garage.
54 deg. Variable wind. Fair. At Sturgeon Bay. Church in morning. Ada, Libbie, Lois & I took Jason took Jason to Jacksonport, 14 miles to S.S. and Preach. Church & E.L. in eve. Song service at Parsonage in eve.
60 deg. NW wind. Fair. At Sturgeon Bay. AM- Took ride through the Cherry Country. Came home via Bay Shore. Gollmar's circus. PM- went to Egg Harbor & Fish Creek.
60 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Partly cloudy. At Sturgeon Bay. Looks like rain. Went with Minnie, Ada, Josie, & Ethel to Fish Creek. & Ephriam at 8 AM. Rained. got home at 12:45. PM. PM- Took E.G. Karke & went to Idlewild. Rough road.
60 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Day off. Left Sturgeon Bay. 7:32 1/2 AM. Went to Green Bay, DePere, Kaukauna, Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh et al. Had blow out. Fpnd du Lac, Campbellsport, Kewauskum., Barton, West Bend, Newburg, Saukeville, & Port. Arrived at 9:20 PM.
62 Deg. Cloudy. E wind. At Jakes. Went to Henry's and Brobenders. Got potatoes. Back to Jakes at 11:30. Started home 12:55. Home at 2:55. Rain. Rain. Dewey & Eunice came with us. At work at midnight.
66 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Very wet. Back at work with 5 more days coming. Rain. Slept till 5 PM. 18 yrs. since Arthur died.
60 deg. W wind. Fair. Warmer. Dewey & I went to Goodyear Tire Co. & turned in old tire and got a new one for $14.00. Speedometer shows 2484 miles.
62 deg. W wind. Fair. PM- went over to Hamiltons & got Helen & her girl friend. Took ald. W.C. Wehe & wife & sister out for a spin.
62 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Pleasant. Slept all day. Linden asked me to go in at 2 AM & let early squad out. He went home at 1 PM.
63 deg. Fair. SE wind. Sultry. showery. Linden Vac. I'm out early. Wind chgd to West.
66 deg. Fair. W wind. Out early. Very warm. Took auto to Sta. at 11 PM. Got up at 9 AM. Took Minnie & Ada to Eds. Went to Bank, barbershop. Went to Carrie Busse's, had dinner & brought Adella B. home with us. Promised to take her home tomorrow. Laura & Boy came.
64 deg. N wind. Fair. Home at 2 Got up after 9. Took Della Busse home. Emma went with Ada & I.
56 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Pleasant. 2 AM. Went to N. Mil. Got 17 gals. gasoline. Took Laura to Soldiers Home & to the car at 5th & Wells. Home vis Roloffs.
64 deg. SE win. Fair. Got up at 11:15 AM. Worked with Art on walk in back yard. Very warm.
74 deg. Sw wind. Fair. Warm. Went to church. PM- Went to Lake Park. Called on Grace Prugger, Irene Kloety. Bro't Helen over. Rainy at 5 PM.
68 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Riain, forepart of the night. & this forenoon. Worked all PM on Minnies packing case. Uphostered it & got it inshape fopr use. Postal from Linden.
67 deg. SE wind. Sultry. Foggy. Got up at noon. Irene Kloety & Grace Prugger spent the day with Ada. I took them out for a ride in the auto.
68 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warm. John M. Hahn buried todat. Minnie, Ada & I took Emma & picked up robbie Fleischman.
66 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cooler. PM- Took Minnie down town. Went to HLD's & had auto fixed. Load of cinders from Fond du Lac Fuel Co.
58 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Check from Skerlownik, $20.00. Laid walk in back yard.
63 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Art & Ada went to Muskego after Arts Sister. I finished walk this PM.
76 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm. AM- Geo. F. Moss asked is to get Miss Smith from Layton Home & bring her to church, which we dis. PM- Went to Lake Park. Had supper there. Very hot. Linden on duty.
74 deg. W wind. Fair. Very warm. AM- Thunder showers & cooler. E wind. PM- Mrs. Reinhard & Cora R. came. We took them to 3rf & State & from there to Bill R's. Went to N. Mil. Got tool box and 5 gals. gasoline. Explosion at A.O. Smith's.
60 deg. E wind. Fair. Cool. PM. Took Ada & the Sylvester girls to Lake Park where they met the Kloety & Prugge.I built a fire and they had their supper there. Art went after them.
60 deg. E wind. Cool. Rainy. PM-went downtown & bo't a new tire for right front wheel. They allowed me $4.00 on the old one. Got new one for $9.00
60 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Cool. Reinhards went home. We took them to the depot at 5 PM.
62 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Off tonight. Partly clearing at 9:30. Minnie, Ada, Helen & I started for Reeseville at 9:40 AM. Took on Art at Wauwatosa. Stopped at Hartland. Had brace welded. Ran to Beaver Lake, had puncture. Cappons not at home. Got to Reeseville at 6 PM.
64 deg. Warm. Fair. Took Reinhard boys to Lowell. Started home again at 12:52. Home at 6 PM. Washed auto. Checks this eve.