My grandmother was Mary C Laidecker Lucas. She was born in Watsontown, Pa on 24 July 1899 and died in Sistersville, WV on 21 Nov 1942. Father was William Laidecker and mother was Jennie Grover, see following links:http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1432043&Typ...http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=lu...
My research indicates that William was the s/o John and Levina Laidecker found in the 1880 Census in Limestone, Pa and born abt. 1864.
Would love to hear from some long-lost relatives. Mary died young, 42 years, and we Lucases never had much contact with the Laideckers. William didn't agree with the marriage of his daughter Mary to Frank E. Lucas so he dis-owned her. Mary and Frank had 14 children, my mother was number 4 and said the only time she saw her grandfather was at the funeral of her mother in 1942. We did have contact with a younger sister of Mary named Ruth who never married and worked in the pentagon until she retired.
Any information on Laidecker ancestory would be greatly appreciated.