Author: mjnrootdig

Deathbed Care in 1869

This image comes from part of an expense submission by John Herbert to the estate of Michael Trautvetter, probated in Hancock County, Illinois, in 1869. Herbert’s wife was actually Michael’s niece. Herbert was allowed $4.50 per day for taking care of Trautvetter in his final illness. I’m not certain if there was a table of […]

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