1829-1896

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.

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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