Image from Caroline Ziegler's
death record, Bas-Rhin Archives
Caroline was born on October 10, 1810, in Dambach-la-Ville, a commune in northeastern France, to parents Jean Baptiste Ziegler and Petronilla Zaepffel. At the age of 19, she married Jean (sometimes called Johann) Wey on October 22, 1829, in Dambach-la-Ville.
The couple had at least four daughters and two sons. Her youngest daughter, Caroline Wey Huber, left for the United States around 1866 and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Another child, son Emile Wey, would follow his sister five years later.
Caroline Ziegler Wey died on Christmas Day in 1879. Her husband had died four years earlier. Although he had been born in Germany, Caroline spent her entire life in the same area of France. There's no way to know if she heard from her two children in the U.S. ever again.