This isn’t about the Loftus Family, but I think you might be able to help me with a Jaqua family of Dayton. I thought I might try posting this here instead of writing through your web site.
James H Jaqua appears to have been a minor political man (I believe he was public administrator at one time in the 1860s) and owned the Golden Eagle Hotel – called the Nevada Hotel as of 1922 – and a member of one or more fraternal societis. His second wife ran the hotel after his death in 1878. I know that he is buried in the Dayton Cemetery.
I’ve a few bits of information about Jaqua, but would like to find more about him and his first wife Matilda, as I believe she is a member of an extremely hard to track family. Mrs. Matilda Jaqua died sometime between 1862 and 1864, as J.H. Remarries, but I can find no reference to her or her maiden name (which would be IMMENSELY HELPFUL). They had one daughter together, named Sarah A Jaqua, who is last seen in 1862 in Dayton.
I’ll keep this brief, but if you might be able to help me or if there’s anything I could do, please feel free to contact me at JDJames89@aol.com
. I don’t have a terribly large amount of information, but I do have more about his second wife and the children hey had together.
Thank you for your time.