It's me, again!! I just was going over the postings on here, and saw that you were looking for any info on Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz, and was wondering if you have come up with any information on him or on Hermena his ward/niece? I hope so. I have been looking and looking for any information, but still can't seem to find anything, although I have been corresponding with a gentelman from Germany ( he only writes in German, and I do not read, write or speak much German), and there may be some info in the Encyclopedia Britanica 11th edition. He also gave me this.."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Friedrich_von_Steinmetz" I have been able to look at only a little bit, as I have been busy taking care of my Great-granddaughter.