He was born on Bärkinge in Valö parish, Uppsala county, on September 20 1730.
He became, like his father, a miner. After his marriage on June 13 1753, to Maria Pärsdotter, he moved to her home at Masungskogen, where her parents were also living.
He lived his whole life at Masungskogen, which, by the way, ofthen was called "Skogen" (The forrest) and died on December 5 in 1806. He died from consumption.