Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl

Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl

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Cheryl Skordahl formerly Aldrich
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Cheryl has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
Descendant of PGM migrant George Aldrich, wife Katherine Seald. Robert Chapman, wife Ann Bliss.


I am daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend. My identity is revealed through my relationships. Additionally, I love God and enjoy my relationship with Him.

As a child living with my paternal grandparents, I remember well my grandmother's storytelling. She would say, "back in the olden days..." or "down on the town of Popple we..." or more specifically, "you know we're related to the 'Rockafellas...'" or "your great grandma's name was Mary, but they called her Mack. She was a haaarrrd woman, you know." Now, through studying genealogy I've learned that the "town of Popple" was Popple Township in Minnesota where my grandparents homesteaded; that we are very distantly related to the Rockefeller family; that my great grandmother's maiden name was McCollum so I suppose that's why they called her "Mack," and I'm sure she was a "hard" woman since she was a logger's wife on the islands off the west cost of British Columbia. Oh, and another genealogical learning moment was when I discovered that my 3rd great grandfather Cyrus Aldrich was born in New York and died in Southern California! Oh, and one more thing - I've learned that I have many, many people in my Aldrich line that qualify for PGM - and several are PPPd. (Only WikiTree folks will know what that means.) Around WT, we really, really like acronyms!

As a youngster, my grandmother told me I was 3/4 Norwegian and 1/4 German, Scotch, and Irish. Back then she had no access to genealogical books or computer programs, so they guessed German, since the name "Aldrich" sounds German. In truth, I have found no German ancestors, but lots and lots of English, and a few Scots and Irish, and yes, I am also 3/4 Norwegian.

I enjoy being an amateur genealogist. To me genealogy is more than names and dates. I want to know the ins and outs of my relatives' lives,.. what was their occupation? ...what was their family unit like, how many children, married more than once? ...where did they live, how did they travel, what was happening in the vicinity of their home and also in the world during their lifetime? ...what were their joys and what were their trials? ...what religious affiliation did they have, and were they actively involved?

I love being a WikiTreer! I'm still working to understand the fundamentals of this site, and probably always will as it keeps being upgraded and changed. I enjoy the challenge of learning new skills, conquering the unknown, meeting new friends and communicating/collaborating.

Besides God, my husband, my family, genealogy and WikiTree, I love flower gardening, landscaping, birding, floral design, walking in the woods with my husband and our 3 year old dog named Reagan. I love reading the Bible, reading history books, reading historical fiction. I love working on WikTree until my eyes will no longer focus!


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I am finding several people in my tree who were in Revolutionary War.
Aldrich is my maiden name. I am descended from a long line of Aldrich men going back to George Aldrich and Katherine Seald.
I want an announcement whenever things are changed on WikiTree. please.
My great grandmother's maiden name
As time goes on, I am finding several people in my genealogy who are pre-1500.
use with the Integrators Project
My father-in-law fought in France during World War I
orphaned profiles and g2g
Inherited an old album. most photos not identified
my great great grandmother's maiden name
I have found several ancestors who have been in various wars throughout the history of the United States.
I have several families in my genealogy who were in the early Puritan migration.
I am an avid collector of old photos and love to scrutinize their details.
I enjoy making things look nice!
My maternal grandfather's name
Skordahl is my married name. The family originated in Norway.
My maternal grandmother's maiden name
My paternal 2nd great grandmother's maiden name. After Betsey Trask, I hit a brick wall.
I have several males in my family who were in the Civil War.


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On 8 Sep 2018 at 22:33 GMT Bobbie (Madison) Hall wrote:

Cheryl, thanks for the source note on John Keene today! I managed to link up several of the random Keenes in my database with that little article. Appreciated!

On 5 Sep 2018 at 05:57 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Either document the similarity or disconnect Ann from her fake husband and re-purpose her as the real Ann (Unknown) Nolton Tucker.

I hope Jillaine has some insight to offer. Thanks again! Isabelle

On 5 Sep 2018 at 05:53 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:


Thanks for your message re: Ann Nolton Turner. I'm responsible of the Disproven Existence Project, but unfortunately not competent regarding PGM genealogies. The biography of Ann "Knowlton"'s fictitious husband offers this: "The Errata and Addenda to the Knowlton genealogy incorrectly supposes that Captain William Knowlton (died 1632) was the same as William Nolton of Hingham (d. 1639), whose wife's name was Ann. There is no evidence to support such a hypothesis. Furthermore, the will of Widow Ann (----)(Nolton) Tucker left everything to her grandchildren Paul Guilford and Susanna Jewell, with no mention of any Knowlton sons. " So while this person is fictitious as wife of an invented person, she is evidently based on a real person. I'm not sure what is the best course of action-

On 1 Aug 2018 at 20:22 GMT Joel Hagenburg M.A. wrote:


Thank you for messaging me about the Chapin profiles. I have adopted them and they are in good hands. Also, I just wanted to note that I appreciate all of your previous work on the profiles. As a direct descendant of both, it feels good to know we can help each other out.

Best, Joel

On 1 Aug 2018 at 19:58 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

My grandmother Marion was called Marion, her daughter Marion was called Mollie. My grandmother Mary was called Mamie, my mother Mary was actually called Mary! And I forget who was called Polly, but I've seen all three variations numerous times in going back further.

I debated when my daughter was born over Carissa and other choices and said damn it, I will never call her anything but Carrie, so just name her Carrie, and people still ask me 'What's Carrie's real name, is that short for Carol, Caroline or something else?

On 13 Jul 2018 at 17:06 GMT Michael Comins wrote:

Cheryl, Thanks for your help with my request to join the PGM. It looks like I have more research to do. My 8th great grandfather John Cummings 1630-1700 is NOT the father of John Cummins 1668-1751 as I have it on

I will pursue when I have fully investigated.

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to assist you in your efforts.


On 9 Jul 2018 at 20:21 GMT Tim Prince wrote:

I posted the quotation from Springfield MA town birth records for Chapin-1590, daughter of Chapin-524 . That is the only instance I've seen of her name spelled Edetha rather than Edithe or Editha. I started from a reference with her name misquoted as Experience but found the expected dates and relatives on the name Edithe for town birth and marriage records and findagrave.


On 22 Jun 2018 at 01:09 GMT Karen (Rantz) Munro wrote:

Cheryl - I read your post on Renald Foster- I looked up Renald as well as Reginald- I have both in my tree. I did go to the American Ancestors site - but it does require membership for most info. I have this but did not access it. Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P

On 16 May 2018 at 23:02 GMT Joel Hagenburg M.A. wrote:

Hi Cheryl,

My apologies if my comment came across as rude. What I meant was that there is minimal familial information on the Abbee-7 page, such as links to her parents. These links are, however, already added to the Abbe-236 page. I have added the missing information to Abbee-7, so the merge should be able to proceed smoothly.

Best, Joel

On 16 May 2018 at 20:49 GMT Joel Hagenburg M.A. wrote:

Hi Cheryl,

When (Abbee-7) is merged with (Abbe-236), I agree that it should be merged to Abbee-7. In doing so, we must insure that the familial links for Abbe-236 are merged as well. Your biography for Abbee-7 is great, though there are minimal links for that page. There are no parents listed and a couple of the children are missing as well. I just want to be sure that all of the information for Abbe-236 is merged to Abbe-7. Thanks!


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