History of Taylor County, Iowa: from the earliest historic times to 1910 by  Frank E. Crosson. Chicago, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1910
(transcribed by Linda Kestner: lfkestner3@msn.com)
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Hiram P. Jaqua, of the law firm of Crum, Jaqua & Crum, was born in Darke county, Ohio, November 29, 1858, of the marriage of Charles and Mary (Putman) Jaqua, both of whom were natives of Ohio.  The father was a physician of that state in early manhood and subsequently removed to Winchester, Indiana, where he died in 1902, at the age of eighty-four years.  He had long survived his wife, who passed away in 1872 in the faith of the Presbyterian church, of which she was a devoted member.
The paternal grandfather of Hiram P. Jaqua was Judson Jaqua, a native of Connecticut, who in 1819 removed westward to Ohio, settling in Darke county, where he followed general farming.  His wife bore the maiden name of Lucinda Braffit.  The maternal grandfather was Ernestus Putman, who was a merchant and trader of Darke county, Ohio.  He married Elizabeth Gray, and both lived to about the age of ninety years, rearing a family of several children.  In the family of Charles and Mary (Putman) Jaqua were nine children, five sons and four daughters, namely: Horace G., a resident of Tipton, Indiana; Ann Elizabeth, the widow of A. J. Stakebake, of Winchester, Indiana; E. S., living at Winchester, Indiana; Ernest P., of Christian county, Missouri; Jessie, who died when about seventeen years of age; Hiram P., of this review; Charles G., deceased, who lived at Houston, Texas; Phebe, the wife of Charles Cramer, of Pomona, California; and Louie, who became the wife of Luther Smith but is now deceased.
Hiram P. Jaqua was about seven years of age when his parents removed from Ohio to Winchester, Indiana, where he attended the public schools.  In 1879 he came to Taylor county, where he taught school for several terms, and was then elected clerk of the district court in 1892, serving for four years.  This aroused his interest in the legal profession and resuming his studies he was admitted to the bar and has since continued actively in practice.  In 1897 he formed a partnership with William E. Crum, Sr., and later William E. Crum, Jr., was admitted to the firm under the present style of Crum, Jaqua & Crum.
Mr. Jaqua was married November 29, 1888, to Miss Ida M. Young, a daughter of David and Sarah (Shaw) Young.  Mrs. Jaqua was born in Washington county, this state.  Her father was a native of Ohio, while her mother's birth occurred in Pennsylvania.  He followed the occupation of farming as a life work and in his boyhood days became an early settler of Eastern Iowa, where he was identified with pioneer experiences.  His father was Patrick Young, a native of Scotland, who on coming to America settled in Ohio, but after some years removed to this state, where he died at an advanced age.  Upon the frontier David (page 605) Young was reared and took up the occupation of farming as a life work, continuing a close connection with agricultural interests for many years.  He died in 1906, at the age of seventy-six years.  Unto him and his wife were born the following children: Frank E.; J. Charles; Ida M.; Jeannette, the wife of G. W. Burch; James; Robert; and Bertha, the wife of H. B. Brock.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Jaqua are: Mary, Paul E., Percy J. and Dorothy.  The parents are members of the Presbyterian church, in which Mr. Jaqua is serving as an elder.  His political allegiance is given to the republican party.