Hello Dorothy. Thank you for replying and posting such an interesting answer to my question. What do you mean when you say that your recall the gardener story? Please tell me what you know and also more on the cousin who had the 3 girls. From the research I have done, I concluded that this grandmother in question was from this family instead of from Rudolf. She was a very excentric and cold natured person and apparently spoke at least 4 languages. She played the piano and learned this at a very young age. She claimed to remember living in a castle and was never made to do any work. When she had 2 children of her own, she actually left them at an early age, but stay in touch with her nieces and nephews. I would appreciate any help or info you may be able to give.