It is not known when or where he was born.
He worked as a master smith at Forsnäs Mill in Alsters parish, Värmlands county.
On October 15, 1727, he married Britta Håkansdotter from the farm Nolsjötorp in Nedre Ulleruds parish, Värmlands county. They were married in Nedre Ulleruds parish and he gave his wife "30 lod silver" as a morning gift. After the wedding Britta moved in with Hans at Forsnäs Mill.
It is not known when and where he died. Most likely he died in Alsters parish.