Melissa Ann Solms-Baruth was the wife of Count Christian-Friedrich Solms-Baruth, second son of the late Count Friedrich Hans of Solms-Baruth and Princess Oda of Stolberg-Wernigerode.
She died at the age of 59 at her home in Leonardtown, Maryland. Mrs. Solms-Baruth was a realtor with Coldwell Banker, and co-publisher (with her daughter, Oda Solms-Baruth) of regional magazines, including The Fairfax Woman, n northern Virginia and southern Maryland.
In 1991, Christian and Melissa filed suit for damages regarding lead paint in their newly bought home in Leonardtown. The "dust from lead-based paint had attacked little Carolina's nervous system came four months after they moved in." The house was once a convent owned by the Roman Catholic church. The couple lost the suit.
Count Christian-Friedrich is a first cousin of Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, whose mother, Countess Victoria of Solms-Baruth, was Friedrich-Hans' older sister.