May 26, 1831, Hudiksvall, Sweden.

March 27, 1894, Bollnäs, Sweden.

Steinmetz was ordained a pastor in the Swedish Lutheran church in 1854, and served as Vicar in Alfta (1867) and Bollnäs (1883), as well as teaching for some years. He received an honorary Doctor of Theology degree in 1893.

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