Tim I have research the Aldrich family for 11 years and have produced a book " The Aldrich Family In Minnesota 1850 to 1930 ". This book is the most complete genealogical geographic trace of every Aldrich family and person who lived in Minnesota with recent social security information. I would like to send you a brochure. If you would email me or send me your address to Jan Scott Aldrich 13860 Crocus St Nw Andover,Minnesota 55304. I previously sent out about 800 letters to Aldrich families in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Rhode Island. The book sells for $39.95. There is mention of a Howard Grant Aldrich and John Howard Aldrich. Most of the families who have lived in Minnesota and went west were in the above states. Hope to hear from you.