Knute Fadness married Synneva Larsdatter Brugjeld, daughter of Lars and Marie Ivarsdatter Menes. Synneva was born 16 Jul 1843 in Leikanger, Sogn and Fjordane Co., Norway. She died 26 Jan 1932 in Mobridge, SD, married in Estherville, Emmet Co., Ia 30 Jul 1871 Knut Gullicksen Fadness who was born 22 Feb 1847 in Voss, Norway, and died 3 May 1926 at Mobridge. Their children were Gullick, Martha (Mrs. J. B. Olson), Maria (Mrs. Ed Long), Lars Fadness, Ingeborg (Mrs.George King), Anna (she married her cousin, Peter B. Peterson), Helga, Christian, Juliana (Mrs. Olson), Gullick, and Gulinda.