I have just some months ago compiled information on Knud for a genealogy site called Hemneslekt, www.hemneslekt.net
Seach for Knud Olsen Bjerknes and you will find a lot of information. One of the distant relatives in Norway is quite interested. A friend of mine.
Any additional information is welcome to build on the three. As far as I can see there is some Berkness running a saw mill up in the area Knud ended up settling down.
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Kind regards Einar Nielsen