He was born in the year 1704 in Bro parish, Värmlands county, and he became, as his father before him, a farmer.
He was married to Malin Aumundsdotter.
In the year 1744 he lived with his family at the farm W Bråten in Bro parish. Some years later they moved to Eds parish and the farm Åstorp, where they lived in 1764.
At the farm Dalen, to which they moved before 1777, he lived until he died, September 4 1790. He died from infirm.