According to the churchbooks in Alsters parish, Värmlands county, he was born in August in the year of 1695. His parents were the farmer Jon Jönsson and his wife Britta Larsdotter. In 1698 he lived with his parents on the farm Björby in Alsters parish.
On June 24 1723 he married the maid Kierstin Jonsdotter from the farm Hösserud in the same parish. At that time he was working as a farmhand on the farm Bergstorp.
Later he became the owner of Bergstorp. In Bergstorp he lived for the rest of his life and died, 85 years old, on October 7 1775. The farm had in 1766 been taken over by his daughter Ingeborg and her husband Lars Svensson.