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My grandfather, John Henry Ladick, was born in 1898, in Suceava, Romania; he immigrated in 1905 through Quebec, Canada. Now I don't have proof of any of this, other than sworn documents when he was in the Canadian Army during the 2nd World War. My grandfather died in 1949. He had divorced my grandmother several years before, so the rest of the family refused to dredge up the past. No one would talk, or they knew nothing. I have no records of my grandfather prior to 1926, when he married my grandmother in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
I have been researching the Ladick line for about 30 years, off and on. I have not found one Ladick family that immigrated through Canada. There were lots of immigration through Quebec during all those years. Something just does not add up! Apparently he had a brother and a sister (at least one or two). On his army documents, he listed a Theodore and Mary as his parents, both deceased; not further information!
Every Ladick I researched, immigrated from around Czech. area, not one came from Romania.
I have had email from people from Germany, that claim Ladick families originated in a little town in northern Germany. My studies indicated that during the 1800's, families were told to leave Germany. This is probably how the Ladick name spread across so many countries in Europe. The information I studied was on a group of people that were told by the government to leave Germany. These people fled to Northern Romania for about 100 years, then were told by the Romanian government to go back to Germany or leave for North America. There was some fleeing to Poland and back also. They could have all been Jewish, as this was around the late 1800-early1900. There was a lot of trouble in those countries that I never realized. A lot of people had a terrible life. You know, I hated history in school, but when you throw (possibly) your family history into it, it brings out a whole new interest. You almost have to know the history of Europe to trace some family trees.
So I have proof that Ladick is a name that has been around for hundreds of years, and we thought we were the only ones up here in Canada. I have also discovered that there was a little village in England called Ladick. And there is a university in NY that is researching a "Ladick cell".