Peschau, Linda Augusta

Linda Augusta Peschau Immel, Dayton Daily News, 4 Nov 1945.

Linda Augusta Peschau Immel, Dayton Daily News, 4 Oct 1956.













Attended class of 1893-1894

Birth: 26 Dec 1876, Evansville, Indiana
Death: 4 Oct 1956, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio

Ferdinand William Peshau (1849-1916)
Clara J. Myers Peschau (1849-1924)

Charles Immel (1871-1940)
Marriage: 22 Nov 1906, Miamisburg, Ohio

Claire Elizabeth Immel Zeller (1909-1986)
Lawrence Immel (1912-1990)
Linda Cora Immel Bolinger (1916-2007)

Margaret Wilhelmina Peschau (1874-1938)
Cora Elizabeth Peschau
Ferdinand Henry Edward Peschau
Clara Beta Peschau Fulton
Andrew “Andre” Luther Peschau (1894-1967)

Germantown Cemetery
Germantown, Montgomery, Ohio


(From Mike Schindler, Camp Hill PA, 14 Nov 2020 – Peschau family researcher.)

Linda’s Father the minister and the family moved around quite a lot for those days it appears to me at least.  From Baltimore to WVa. to PA to Ohio, and NC.  It appears that there could be a book there if someone wanted to do enough research.  I at least had enough interest to put much more into the family profiles than I usually do.  It’s rare that I do this much research on a family, but it also rare that I get lucky and find so much valuable and interesting information.


(From Ben Callahan, Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society)

Linda Augusta Peschau, b. 26 Dec 1876, Indiana.  Died 4 Oct 1956, Dayton. OH. Daughter of Ferdinand William Peschau and Clara J. Myers. F. W. Peschau was born in Germany and migrated to America as a boy. He was graduate of Gettysburg College and was ordained in 1876. He came to NC in 1882 to serve St. Mathew’s in Wilmington, NC.  He was appointed to Board of Trustees of NC College  in 1883 and served until 1895. He was appointed President of North Carolina Synod in 1883 and served until 1890. He was offered the position of President of NC College in 1883 but declined.

Linda Peschau married Charles Immel in Montgomery Co. OH on 22 Nov 1906.  Charles Immel was born in Ohio in 1871, the son of German immigrants.  According to census records he was a farmer.  He died in Montgomery Co. OH in 1940.  Charles and Linda Immel had four children – One died in infancy prior to 1910.  The others were Clara, b. 1909, Lawrence, b. 1914, Linda Cora, b. 1913. Charles and Linda Immel are buried at Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, Montgomery Co. OH.


Dayton Daily News (Dayton, OH) 4 Nov 1945, p. 7.

War Over, But There’s Work To Do, So Mrs. Immel Stays

Gray-haired Mrs. Linda Immel who alights from a Germantown bus here every morning to go to an eight-hour-a-day job, stepped into the public limelight through the reverse procedure.

It isn’t what she did but what she didn’t do that brings her distinction.

When thousands of patriotic citizens quit their jobs, volunteer or otherwise with the end of Pacific warfare, believing individual responsibility had ended, Mrs. Immel kept on working.

The OPA curtailed its rationing program and consequently its personnel. Mrs. Immel went on its roster as a volunteer and she is going out as one.

In between when was on the government pay roll but when Washington decided it didn’t need so may workers, she kept her good humor. Also her job, now payless.

Her thought is that even if the war is over there’s still work to be done. So she gets the 7:15 bus out of Germantown each morning and takes the 6 p.m. trip home, just as if she believed Uncle Sam knew he was sending her a semi-monthly check.

In addition, she pays her own bus fare and lunch expense. The OPA, it happens, doesn’t have a fund for what is known as “sundries.”

Mrs. Immel’s determination to go on working even if not paid was prompted by the fact that at the time OPA cut its personnel it had on hand 35,000 applications to be processed for canning sugar.

She was not only a housewife, but a farm wife so she realized how important that commodity is when autumn, the fruit and vegetable ripening season, rolls around.

Louis F. Mahrt, Montgomery co. war price and rationing board chairman, who also is among OPA workers who does not claim a remuneration, knows how to value Mrs. Immel’s service.

“I wish we had a lot of others like her,” he said. “Maybe the war is over, but there’s still a lot of work to be done in price control and other fields.”

Mrs. Immel, for the benefit of those familiar with the history of the valley, is the daughter of the late Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., who served for many years as pastor of the Miamisburg Lutheran church.

Her husband, who owned a large farm at Germantown, died almost four years ago. She has three children, Lawrence, associated with the Wright Aeronautical Corp., Lockland; Mrs. Carl Zellar, Dayton, and Mrs. Dennis Bolinger, Germantown, the husband of the latter being home recently on furlough from Hawaii.

And in case you don’t know it, she has two grandchildren.

Dayton Daily News (Dayton, OH) 4 Oct 1956, p. 56.

Mrs. Linda Immel

Mrs. Linda Immel, 80, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at Bethany Lutheran Village, where she had resided the last two years, following an illness of two weeks.

Born at Evansville, Ind., Mrs. Immel had lived most of her life in Germantown. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran church there and had taught a Sunday school class at the church for 50 years before moving to Bethany Lutheran Village.

Mrs. Immel was the widow of Charles Immel, who died in 1940, and a daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D. Mrs. Immel’s father, who died in 1916, had been pastor of Miamisburg Lutheran church 16 years.

Surviving Mrs. Immel are two daughters, Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Zeller of Dayton and Mrs. Cora Bolinger of Germantown; a son, Lawrence of Dayton; a sister, Mrs. Clara Fulton, and a brother, Andre Peschau, both of San Francisco, Cal, and three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.