I have found a passport for your great grandfather. If you send me your email address can forward a copy. Issued July 12, 1894 I, William T. S. Ladd, a native and loyal citizen of the United States, hereby apply to the Legation fo the United States at Guatemala for a passport for myself, accompanied by my wife, Adriana. I solemnly swear that I was born at Kent at the State of Ohio on or about the 10th of November 1866, that my father was a native citizen of the United States; that I am domiciled in the United States, my permanent residence being at Chicago in the State of Illinois where I follow the occupation of Locomotive Eng.; that I left the United States on the 15th day of June 1875 and am now temporally sojurning at (blank) that I intend to return to the United States within two years with the purpose of residing and performing the duties of citizenship therin; and that I desire the passport for the purpose of protection. Legation of the United States at Guatemala Sworn before me this 12th day of July 1894 Description of Applicant: Age 28 Stature: 6 feet 1/2 inches Forehead: low Eyes: Grayish Blue Nose: Med. Broad Mouth: small Chin: rounded Hair: Dark Brown complexion: light Face: Regular
1870 Census Bloomington, McLean, Illinois Joseph J. Ladd, age 35 born Massachusetts Occupation: RR Engineer Lucy J. Ladd, age 26, born Vermont Albert E. P. Ladd, age 4, born New Hampshire William T. S. Ladd, age 3 born Ohio
A family tree is on Rootsweb with your family. Joseph Johnson Ladd and Lucy A. Dunham are listed as parents.