He was born in 1688, most likely in Valö parish, Uppsala county.
He got married in 1712, to Elisabeth Jansdotter. According to the catechetical meeting book, which in Valö starts with the year 1751, he was that year living with his family in Masungskogen. He is also said to have been a minehand, but he left his employment in 1764.
He had continued living in Masungskogen after his wife died in 1760. The home had then been taken over by his daughter Maria and her famliy. Per died on March 3, 1772 in Masunskogen in Valö parish. He was, at his death, 84 years old. He died of ageweakness.