Nils was born around the year of 1673, most likely in Alsters parish, Värmlands county.
In 1699 he married Gunila Larsdotter from Sunne, Värmlands county. In the year of 1702 they lived on the farm Måsserud in Alsters parish.
Two years after his wife Gunila had died in 1723, he married again, on November 30 1725. His new wife was the maid Brita Torstensdotter, who also lived in Måsserud. On April 12 1746 he became a widdower for the second time.
Nils died, 76 years old, on July 19 1749. He was buried on July 23.