He moved in 1748 with his parents to the farm Hösserud in the same parish. As his father died in 1759 the farm was taken over by his three years older brother, Swen.
Two years later, on September 29 1761, he married the maidservant Ingeborg Jansdotter from the farm Ås in the same parish. Petter and Ingeborg settled on the farm Hösserud. Maybe because his brother Swen and his wife Ingri Olofsdotter didn´t have any children of their own.
Petter lived in Hösserud until he died, at an age of 43, on November 21 1772. He was buried on November 29.