He was born in the year of 1685 in Östra Fågelviks parish, Värmlands county.
In the year 1717 he lived as a widower on the farm Arnestorp in Nedre Ulleruds parish, Värmlands county. Nothing is known about his first wife, nor what year he became a widower.
On October 29 1717 he married for the second time, now with Kjerstin Jonasdotter from the farm Bonserud in the same parish.
In 1719, the year their first child was born, their daughter Britta, they still lived on the farm Arnestorp.
In the year 1721, the family lived on the farm Rosendal in the Nedre Ulleruds parish, Värmlands county. There they stayed until 1726, when they moved on to the farm Nolsjö in the same parish. In the year 1759 the farm was taken over by the daughter Britta and her husband.
Måns lived in Nolsjö for the rest of his life and died on September 6 1767.