He was born in 1667 according to the death books from 1758 in Valö parish, Uppsala county.
In 1751 he was living with his son-in-law, David Persson in Bärkinge in Valö parish. Most likely he had worked in the mines but nothing about his earlier life is known. Neither is the name of his wife and the history of her life.
On December 17, 1758, Erik died at the age of 91. He died from age weakness.