He was born in 1762, most likely in Stavnäs parish, Värmlands county. His parents were Olof Carlsson and his wife Brita Andersdotter.
In 1794 he lived on the farm Segmon in Eds parish, Värmlands county, where he worked as a farm-hand. He had moved to Eds parish from Kila parish, Värmlands county.
The following year, on December 25 1795, he married Annika Andersdotter. She was also working at Segmon in Eds parish.
The following year the family moved to the farm Näs in the same parish. There they lived for two years. In 1798 they moved on to the farm Svanhult in Kila parish, Värmlands county.
In early 1803 they returned to Eds parish and the croft Göketorp under Segmon. At the same time his wifes parents, Anders Jordansson and his wife Annika Pehrsdotter, moved in to live with them. Tree years later, 1806, they moved to the croft Dambråten in the same parish. His father-in-law was by then had dead and his mother-in-law moved on to the croft Fintorp in the same parish.
In 1809 he became a widdower as his wife died. At that time he left Dambråten and once again started working as a farm-hand. First at Buda in the same parish. The following year, 1810, at the farm Göketorp in Eds parish. From the year 1812 he worked for the farmer Jan Olsson at Näs in the same parish.
In 1816 the Church books tells that he was "miserably poor". He stayed on Näs until he died on August 19 1824, 74 years old. He died from "old age" and was buried on August 22.