My story is similar, my g-grandfather John Atchison b. 1845 in Scotland went to Stratford,Ontario, Canada in 1862, and married Eliza Siddle then to North Dakota. He came with his PARENTS AND A BROTHER, for which I had no names. Their children are William, Mary, Alice, John, Annie, Esther. My grandfather John married Winnefred Olson, whos family was from Iowa. I believe that someone mentioned a George going to N.D. My first John was suppose to have an uncle named George. In N.D. I find other Atchison's(and other spellings), names being Peter, Esther, David, Sybil, James - David, Mimie, Willimine - George, William. Any possible connections here?