Death Bed Care in 1869
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 rates the court used or not. Interestingly enough, just for comparision, the refreshments at the wake were $4.75--just about the same as the per day allowance for care.
So to put that in modern terms, the refreshments at the funeral cost about as much as a one-day stay in the nursing home (smirk).
Note: this image comes from the scan I made while viewing the file at the Family History Library in Salt Lake.