This Eivin Nielsen Rana, born 1832 at Nordre Aurdals, Norway was enumerated in the 1865 Norway census. Rana is apparently the farm or domicile of his birth in Nordre Aurdals. In the 1865 Norway census he lived with his wife and daughter at Haugsnæs, Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway. In the state of Wisconsin he went by the name Edwin Nelson and lived at Clayton Township, Polk County (homestead), Utica (Madison area) were his daughter Hannah or Johannah was born and Hayward, Sawyer County, where his children Martha, Hannah, and Nels were married. His wife was Katrine Ragnaldsdatter and his only daughter at the time of the census was Martha Eivensdatter and their places of birth were in the county to the north, Sogn og Fjordane at Sogndals and Lærdals. So it seems likely this Nordre Aurdals is today the municipality of Ârdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Wondering if the Norwegian fraternal organizations would have records of Eivin Nielsen in Polk or Sawyer or even Dane county in Wisconsin?