Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl

Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl

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Cheryl Skordahl formerly Aldrich
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Account confirmed 23 Nov 2015 | Cheryl's 18851 contributions | 1734 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 18 Nov 2015 | Last significant change: 16 Jan 2019
21:11: Alison Andrus posted a message on the page for Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl. [Thank Alison for this]
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Categories: European Aristocrats Project | Puritan Great Migration Project.

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Cheryl has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
Descendant of PGM migrant George Aldrich & Katherine Seald and many others who are listed below..


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!


First-hand information. Entered by Cheryl Skordahl.

Puritan Great Migration Great Grandparents

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  1. Dwight Lyman Moody Biblical Scholar, Evangelist, Publisher. 7th cousin, 5 times removed.
  2. Stephen Hopkins American Founding Father, Signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. 3rd cousin, 7 times removed.

United States Presidents

  1. William Howard Taft 27th president; 5th cousin, 4 times removed.
  2. John Tyler, 10th president. 10th cousin, 3 times removed. connecting grandfather: Sir William Molyneux of Stefton
  3. Zachary Taylor,12th president. 10th cousin, 4 times removed. connecting grandfather: Sir John Norton of Norton Conyers High Sherriff of Yorkshire.
  4. Millard Filmore 13th president; 6th cousin, 5 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Stephen Post
  5. Franklin Pierce 14th president; 9th cousin, 5 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Merrill-117|John Merrill]]
  6. Hiram Ulysses Simpson Grant 18th president; 7th cousin, 5 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Robert White
  7. Rutherford B. Hayes 19th president; 5th cousins, five times removed. Connecting grandfather: Thomas Merrick
  8. James Abram Garfield 20th president; 6th cousin, 4 times removed. Connecting grandfather: James Ludden
  9. Grover Cleveland 22nd president; fifth cousin, 5 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Samuel Ball
  10. Theodore Roosevelt 26th president; 12th cousins 2 times removed. Connecting grandfather: William Forbes
  11. Warren G. Harding 29th president; 7th cousin, 2 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Arthur Bevins
  12. Calvin Coolidge 30th president; 8th cousin, 2 times removed. Connecting grandfather: John Baker
  13. Herbert Hoover 31st president;7th cousins, 3 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Christopher Smith
  14. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 32nd president;7th cousin, 4 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Henry Woodward
  15. Harry S. Truman 34th president;10th cousins, 1 time removed Connecting grandfather: Matthew Mitchell
  16. Lyndon Baines Johnson 36th president;12th cousin, 2 times removed. Connecting grandfather: John Elliot
  17. Richard Nixon 37th president;10th cousin, once removed. Connecting grandfather: Matthew Mitchell
  18. Gerald Ford 38th president;9th cousin, 2 times removed. Connecting grandfather: George Hull
  19. George Herbert Walker Bush 41st president;9th cousins, twice removed. Connecting grandfather: Nathaniel Foote

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Cheryl is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
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 16 Jan 2019 at 21:11 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:

Hi Cheryl, the Research Note that you added on the profile for John Harmon-442 with a marriage to Mary Dorchester-16 is actually for his son, John Harmon-1129. That marriage is already noted and documented on their profiles. Probably best not to further muddy the already murky waters! ;-) John Sr. only had one wife, Elizabeth, and she outlived him. I'm a direct descendant and have been researching this family for over 30 years. Although there have been a lot of theories about Elizabeth's maiden name, none have been proven. Her maiden name should remain unknown. ;-)

On 11 Dec 2018 at 11:51 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Cheryl, you have every thank you badge already, so I'm here to say: Cheryl has been a phenomenal support to the Puritan Great Migration project with particular focus on making beautiful horribly complicated bios. Thank you! Your contribution to our project means SO much to me.

On 20 Nov 2018 at 23:20 GMT Teresa Downey wrote:

Hi, I see you just added some text to Johanna (unknown) but not sure why. Your text is talking about Richard, not Johanna. Can you help me understand? Thanks, Teresa

On 18 Nov 2018 at 01:51 GMT Jan Fillingim wrote:

Cheryl, I added you on the profile of Alice Gibbes.

On 21 Oct 2018 at 21:49 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Thank you for participating in the September/October Biography Builders. Your effort is greatly appreciated, and makes WikiTree a better source for information about our ancestors.


On 16 Oct 2018 at 20:24 GMT Sara (Palmer) Schafer wrote:

This is also an interesting site that claims information of Wm. Ballard in America in 1644. Please reply with your thoughts.

On 16 Oct 2018 at 20:17 GMT Sara (Palmer) Schafer wrote:

William Ballard quest.

I have looked at the passenger list: Shows that he was aboard the ship.

Do you think he belongs on that mentioned site? What was he doing between 1635 and 1651? I wonder. Sara

On 3 Oct 2018 at 01:09 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks for asking about Barnard-152. I answered on Bernard-54.

Cheers, Liz

On 30 Sep 2018 at 23:51 GMT Anne X wrote:


Then Dec. 8, 1697 from Southold Town Records: Whereas my honoured father Lieut. John Budd of Southold deceased did in his lifetime as may appear by his last will and testatment bearing date 27th October 1684, give and grant unto his daughter Ann, NOW the wife of Benjamin Horton halfe the lands and meadows belonging to him in Ocquabauk division ?? Know all men by these presents that I John Budd, the son of Lt. John Budd of Southold deceased, doe by these presents give grant, and confirme unto my well beloved sister Ann the wife of Benjamin Horton of S'hold all that part of land and meadow in Ocquabock division given to her by my father in his last will, with all the right I now have , or might have ever hereafter, unto her the sd Ann her heirs and assigns. To have and to hold etc Wit. my hand and seal this 20th day of July 1697. Wits: John Homan Benjamin Moor Entered Dec. 8th, 1697

On 30 Sep 2018 at 23:14 GMT Anne X wrote:

The benj. Horton Who married the widow of captain Tucker died in 1690. The Benjamin Horton who married ann Budd died in 1723..

She witnessed her father’s will In 1684 as Ann Budd and was called Ann Horton by her brother John (b. 1658] in 1688. John and Ann’s births are in Town records.

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