May 18 1829, Les Charbonnières, Vallée de Joux, Canton Vaud, Switzerland.

February 24, 1896. Her place of death is unknown, but she lived most of her life in Lausanne, in a house called Ben Posta.


Mélanie was the daughter of Isaac Elie Rochat (1800–1867), a justice of the peace, and Isaline Rochat.

When she was two years old, her parents sent her to stay with a childless aunt, Madame Lacombe-Rochat, in Lausanne, where she grew up.

Mélanie’s works include:

  1. Joyeux Noël
  1. Voici Noël, ô Douce Nuit

Melley-Rochat’s place of death or burial