The Klein Families of Alsace
French Soldiers in Franco Prussian War 1870 to 1871
My great grandmother was Caroline Klein who was born in Aswillier Alsace in 1868.
Her father was Valentine Klein. He was described as a gentleman on Caroline's marriage certificate.
Caroline came to England around the late 1880s and worked as a governess in Tiverton Devon and married in 1891 to Herbert Penny.
Her sister Louisa also lived in England.
So my question is would there be a historical reason why they came to England around that time?
As regards Valentine and his wife Salome Haury, I cannot find them in England. I have found their French citizenship documents from 1872 for Alsace.
So my second question is where can I find any records for them bearing in mind that I cannot speak or read French.
I would love to go to Alsace sometime in the future. It looks like a lovely place.
Any information you can give would help.