Search for content in message boards

Fadness

Posted: 15 Aug 1999 5:19PM GMT
Edited: 27 Apr 2006 5:11PM GMT
I am looking for any information on the Fadness name. Originally from Voss, Norway. The first to emigrate was Lars Fadness, he settled in Minnesota. His parents were Aslakk Ringheim and Barbra Larsdotter- Ringheim. They took the Fadness name after moving to the farm.

Fadness family

Holly Fadness McFarland (View posts)
Posted: 6 Dec 1999 7:50PM GMT
My great-grandfather came from Voss, Norway to Wisconsin. His name was Knut Gullickson and he also took the name Fadness from the farm name. He later moved to South Dakota where his son (my grandfather) homesteaded in the early 1900s.
Posted: 6 Dec 1999 8:53PM GMT
Edited: 27 Apr 2006 5:11PM GMT
Holly, Its probably not the same branch of Fadnesses. Ours came to Minnesota and then California. Lars Fadness was the first to come here about 1910- 1920. I have heard of other Fadnesses who match your description better.

Fadness

Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 7 Dec 1999 6:47PM GMT
You are probably right. It is interesting tho, that they came from the same place in Norway. My great-grandfather Knut came to this country during the Civil War and actually served for awhile in a Wisconsin regiment. I forgot to mention that he also lived in Emmett County Iowa, which is where my grandfather, Helge was born.That county is bordering Minnesota I think. Grampa had a brother named Lars and don't really know too much about him. They were all born in the 1880s and 90s. They later moved down near Mobridge, SD and then Grampa homesteaded in Northwestern SD about 1902. Probably not the same but interesting. Enjoyed hearing from you. Where do you live? Holly

Fadness

Holly (View posts)
Posted: 7 Dec 1999 6:48PM GMT
Sorry, I put your name instead of mine on thatlast message!!
Posted: 7 Dec 1999 7:36PM GMT
Edited: 27 Apr 2006 5:11PM GMT
Holly email me and I will send youa list of my Fadness family, it is easier this way I think.
Lisa
wbit@email.msn.com

Fadnes

Mads Rongen Jensen (View posts)
Posted: 21 Dec 1999 11:57AM GMT
Aslak Nilsson Ringheim b.1863 Ringheim, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1943 Evanger, Voss, Hordaland. He was a carpenter and a “plassmann” at Fadnesflòten, that is a farmer with only a very small peace of land “laying under” and owned by a bigger farm, in this case the farm Fadnes. He married 1886 Barbrå Larsdtr. Brekkhus b. 1862 Brekkhus, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland.
Children:
1. Brita Aslaksdtr. Fadnes b. 1887 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, m. 1913 Karl Olaf Anderson b. 1893.
2. Lars Aslaksson Fadnes b. 1888 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1889.
3. Lars Aslaksson Fadnes b. 1890 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland.
4. Nils Aslaksson Fadnes b. 1891 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1912
5. Andreas Aslaksson Fadnes b. 1894 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1973, carpenter, m. 1932 Anna Jakobsdtr. Lien b. 1909, no children, living at Fadnes bnr. 6 Kvernhusbakken.
6. Johannes Aslaksson Fadnes b. 1897 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1923, not married
7. Anna Aslaksdtr. Fadnes b. 1899 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1901
8. Anna Aslaksdtr. Fadnes b. 1901 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1926, not married
9. Berta Albertina Aslaksdtr. Fadnes b. 1903 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1903
10. Berta Aslaksdtr. Fadnes b. 1905 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1924, not married
I guess that Lars born 1890 could be the ancestor to Lisa Fadness. If this familie match your information, it would be interesting to hear from you. Please e-mail to
mads.jensen@c2i.net

Fadnes

Mads Rongen Jensen (View posts)
Posted: 21 Dec 1999 12:03PM GMT
Knut Gulleikson Fadnes b. 1780 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland. He was a farmer at Fadnes bnr. 1. He married I. 1812 Ingeborg Olsdtr. Rongen b. 1791 Rongen, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1847 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland.
Children:
1. Gulleik Knutsson Fadnes b. 1812 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, m. 1848 Marta Helgesdtr. Kjenes b. 1817 Kjenes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland. Emigrated 1854 to USA.
2. Olav Knutsson Fadnes b. 1814 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, m. 1841 Marita Nilsdtr. Berstad b. 1816 Berstad, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland. Emigrated 1845 to USA.
3. Anna Knutsdtr. Fadnes b. 1820 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, m. 1847 Odd Knutsson Brunborg b. 1826 Brunborg, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland. Emigrated 1848 to USA, farmer Spring Prairie, Wis.
4. Anders Knutsson Fadnes b. 1824 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, m. 1848 Ragnhild Knutsdtr. Fadnes b. 1821 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland. Emigrated 1848 to USA.
5. Nils Knutsson Fadnes b. 1826 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, emigrated 1848 to USA, m. 1849 Guri Eiriksdtr. Evanger b. 1832 Evanger, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland.
6. Endre Knutsson Fadnes b. 1828 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland. Emigrated 1848 to USA.
7. Haldor Knutsson Fadnes b. 1832 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, d. 1832.
8. Torbjørg Knutsdtr. Fadnes b. 1834 Fadnes, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, emigrated 1848 to USA, m. Johannes Sjursson Berstad.
Knut Gulleiksson Fadnes married II. 1848 Inger Brynjulvsdtr. Skjerveggen b. 1813 Skjerveggen, Evanger, Voss, Hordaland. They emigrated 1848 to USA, he became farmer in Spring Prairie, Wis.
This could be ancestors to Holly Fadness McFarland. If this familie match your information, it would be interesting to hear from you. Please e-mail to
mads.jensen@c2i.net

Knudt Gullickson

Holly Fadness McFarland (View posts)
Posted: 28 Dec 1999 3:45PM GMT
Mr. Rongen, I very much appreciate your response although I am still not sure this is the same branch. It is so similar, however, that I think it is possible. My great-grandfather, Knudt Gullickson Fadness was born at Voss Norway on February 22, 1847. He came to America in 1853 and would have then been 7 years old, so I assume that he came with his parents. My history says that Gullick Fadness was married to Martha ??? and he settled on a farm in Columbia County, Wisconsin. The family later moved to Estherville, Iowa in Emmett county. Knudt fought in the Civil War and was in the 45th Wisconsin Regiment. He was married to Synneva Brugjeld (daughter of Lars Brugjeld) who was born on July 16th, 1843 at Tingums Sogn, Balestrand Norway. She emmigrated to the US in 1863 and came to Estherville, Iowa where she met Knudt. They had 11 children, Gullick, Martha, Maria, Lars, Ingeborg (Angie), Anna, Helge (my grandfather) Christian, Julianna, Gullick, and Gulinda. The two Gullicks and Gulinda died in childhood. Martha and Anna moved to Canada, the rest lived in South Dakota and Washington state. My grandfather moved to Perkins County, South Dakota and homesteaded in 1902.They had 4 living children and 15 grandchildren. One of my sisters still lives on this homestead.
I would enjoy talking with you further about this branch of the family and try to understand why Knudt's wife's name is different in your account.

fadness stuff

Melvin R. Fadness (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jan 2000 1:00PM GMT
Lisa, just saw your email....I have a lot of stuff,
inclucing original imigration requests and papers from Norway
I also have some 25-2800 names, relationships etc....

My father was Ellesworth K. A. Fadness, the only son of Andrew Fadness. Everyone
is from Voss....Mel
per page

Find a board about a specific topic

  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | New Privacy | Terms and Conditions