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.
74 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Hot all night. Showers & cooler at 7:30 AM. Slept nearly all day. AM- Went to Brown St. and got ice. Took Helen to church with Auto.
76 deg. W wind. Warm cloudy. Labor Day. Hot sultry & showers. Took all hands out for a spin this eve.
60 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cool. 54 yrs old today. Went to 2 nd Wd. Market with Minnie & bought some vegetables, etc.
66 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Went to Glass's house. Took him with us to see his new flat. Went to Bank. Ran ahead of shower.
70 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm. Hot. Minnie Ada & Helen went with me to the country. We went to Emma Liebensteins to dinner & to HJM's & home. Got apples.
72 deg. W wind. Fair. Warm. Ed Young came yesterday eve. 7 AM, very warm. 10 AM- Took Young out to the Parks & around town. To hot to sleep.
68 deg. W wind. Fair. Ada, Art & I went to Behnke's & bo't Lot 18, Blk. 7 for $1250. I paid $100.00 down. The bal. in two weeks.
66 deg. SE wind. Fair. PM- We went to Lake Park & had our supper there.
72 deg. SW wind. Fair. State Fair Begins. Linden off, Out Early. Took Mrs. Soule out for a ride.
76 deg. SW wind. Fair. Off. Home at 2:25 AM. Got up at 7 AM. Aug. Fisher, wife, son & daughter came from Sturgeon Bay. Took the out for spin. .E. Conf. opens at Kingsley. Went to train at N. Av. to meet the Preacher.
60 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cool. JL, Libbie & Lois are here attending Conf. Took Fischers to Fair. Geo. & Pauline staid over night with us. Attended Conf. Session. Went to N. Mil. Got 15 gals. of gasoline.
56 deg. NE wind. Cool. Fair. Slept till 1 PM. Took 3 preachers out in the Park. Eve- Took Mrs. Davis & daughter Mary out for spin. Heard Bishop Quayle.
62 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Cool. Got up at 2 PM. Listened to Bishop Quayles lecture on Rip VanWinkle at 8 PM.
62 deg. S wind. Cool. Fair. Mosquitos very bad all night. Jake & Lois & Josie came to take in the conf.
60 deg. NE wind. Cooler. Cloudy. Rain all night. Slept from 1:30 to 5:15. Con f. appoionments at 3 PM. Kohlstedt at Kingsley. Brittain & Wade left for home. Conf. ends.
60 deg. W wind. Went downtown with Rev. North's truck. Took JL, Libbie & Rev. Plauette & wife out for a ride. Left JL & Libbie at McHenry's house at noon. Got wet on way home. PM & eve., rain.
60 deg. N wind. Rainy. Cool. Cloudy. Slept all day.
53 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Damp. PM- Rain. All eve. - Rain.
50 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Rained all fore part of day. PM- Went to Meiers & then to Schnells. Took S & wife out for a ride.
52 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Showers Berger Crittenden Mill burned 2 AM. Went out investigating applicants for Ptm. all forenoon.
60 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Rained all night. and all forenoon. Went downtown looking up applicants for Ptm. Home at noon. Went to bed at 1:15 PM. Auto races off acct. of rain.
48 deg. SW wind. Fair. Went to church. PM- Went to see the Boy. Had pumcture on Tenth & Wright. Went over race course. Went to bed at 4 PM.
48 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Cool. Rising temp. Warm. Went out to see the new place on 41st St. Went arond via Walter's house. Ada took the machine & took Minnie & Helen through the Park & came home with a puncture. Walter & I came home with his machine. Vulcanized 2 punctures. Ada took the machine out. Had another puncture PM.
58 deg. E wind. Fair. Mosquitos very bad last night. I go out early. Linden off. St. celebration on Green Bay Av. Great crowd. Milton 10 mo's. old.
62 deg. Rain during the night. Ptm. Louis Burmeister shot in the face at 12:30 AM, Weil & Locust Sts. by Gust. Rozefinski. I took my auto & went on a hunt for R. with Detectives. Went to Lake Shore Junc. & searched for him. Rozefinski was Arr. by Ptm. Kastern , 30th & N. Av. I got home at 5 AM.
45 deg. High NW wind. Cold. Minnie & I went to help Walter move to 831-44th St. I took 3 loads in the auto. Ada took care of Milton all day. He is just begining to to try to walk.
40 deg. Variable wind. Chilly. Fair. Showers in the early morn. Took auto to HDL's & had it overhauled. Went down & got it at 6 PM.
42 deg. W wind. Cool. Partly cloudy. Showers at 5:30 till ? Rain all day & eve.
36 deg. W wind. Fair. Light frost. PM- We went to Busse's at 2 PM. Home at 5 PM.
38 deg. W wind. Fair. Frost. Harry Hughes shot Wm. Saul, Saloon Keeper, 39th & N. Ave. Kusterer arrested him at 31st & Meinecke. Minnie & Helen went to Fredonia. I took them to N. Mil. Went to see Ted. Zillmer.