He was born in 1755 in By parish, Värmlands county.
In 1766 he was living on the farm Lunkenberg in Bro parish, Värmlands county. By that time he was already married to his wife Annika Pärsdotter. It is not known when or where they married.
During 1771 the family moved to the farm Trädgårdstorp in Eds parish, Värmlands county. There they lived until 1788, as they moved to the farm Lillerud at Stubbekärrstorp in the same parish.
They lived on Lillerud until 1803, as they moved in to their daughter Annika and her family on the farm Jöketorp in the same parish.
He died in September 2 1804 at Jöketorp, 64 years old. He died from constipation. By the time of his death he was said to be "poor".