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Fadnes' in Spring Prairie and Iowa

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Fadnes' in Spring Prairie and Iowa

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 8:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fadnes, Fadness, Knudtson, Knutsson, Bolstad
I need help locating info on Jacob Fadness and his family. This is what I have:

From his obituary: He was born in 1843, came to America in 1866 with his widowed mother and one brother to Spring Prairie, WI where two of his sisters had come earlier. Lived in Spring Prairie for six years then moved to Iowa in 1872 where two of his brothers homesteaded. Married Ragnilda Bolstad in 1875. Died 1922 in Lake Mills, IA. Buried in Silver Lake Cemetery, Worth Co, IA.

Census info shows him in living on Naesoe farm, in Efanger, Voss, Norway in 1865 with mother, Anna Knutsdatter (widowed - born 1801) and brother, Nils Knutsson (born 1833), in Silver Lake Twp, Worth Co, IA in 1880, (listed as Jakob Fadnes, with wife, Ragnild, 5 children and mother, Anna, age 75, next to Elling Fadnes - brother?) 1900 (with wife, Ragnild and 6 children), 1905 (with wife, Ragnild and 7 children and 1910.

His name is listed as Jacob Knudtson Fadnes on his son Martin's Baptism Certificate along with his wife, who is listed as Ragnild Oldsdtter.

I am looking for whatever information I can find on Jacob and/or his brothers and sisters.

If anyone could help me put the pieces of my puzzle together, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Robin


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
fadness1 12 Feb 2008 3:17PM GMT 
vgullick 27 Jan 2009 6:57PM GMT 
fadness1 28 Jan 2009 2:58PM GMT 
vgullick 28 Jan 2009 6:11PM GMT 
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