Yes, many of my Parisi's were born in Ladd, including my father. His older brother, however, was born in Aragona. I have more than one Biagio married to a Josephine. Now that you mention Ladd, I'll try another uncle Bill, who was also married to a Josephine.
This William(Bill) was the first of three boys in that line to be born in the U.S. and 2 older brothers, as well as several other family members, came along with his mother to America. William's father had immigrated earlier. This uncle Bill was born in 1914, and died in 1994, just a few months short of his 80th birthday. He was the godfather of 2 of my brothers. I had last seen him when I was 13 years old, in McHenry, IL(at a funeral, I believe). We had moved around a bit after the McHenry funeral, and lost touch with my father's family.
A few years before 1994, I lived at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Noble, across from Ekhart Park. If only I had known that he was probably just a couple of blocks away. I believe he had a son named Bill, also.
Danielle, did you hear talk of an aunt Rose(uncle Ernie), or uncle Frank in Dundee? If our William's are the same, I would love to share info with you!