When and where Elias was born is not known. Most likely he was born in Alsters parish, Värmlands county.
In 1704 he lived at the farm Nothern Skål in Alsters parish. In December the same year he married Maria Andersdotter from the farm Southern Skål in the same parish.
Elias lived and farmed Nothern Skål in Alsters parish until he died on January 22 1734. He was buried on January 27.