At the age of 16, she married Friedrich Ludwig von Berlepsch and had three children before their divorce in 1787. Despite that setback, she enjoyed some success in that her work was regarded increasingly well. She left Switzerland and spent some time in Scotland. She wrote a four-volume account Caledonia, which addressed Scotland and female writers publishing in English, in German. She eventually returned to Germany and married August Heinrich Harmes. She died in Lauenburg on July 27, 1830.