He was born some time around the year 1688, most likely in Bro parish, Värmlands county.
On November 13 1712, he married Annicka Carlsdotter. At that time they borh lived on the farm Ingrirud in Bro parish.
The following year, 1713, they had settled on the farm Jordstorp in Bro parish. He lived in Jordstorp for the rest of his life.
In 1755 he became widdower as his wife Annicka died. Some time around that year the farm was taken over by their sons Anders and Nils and their families.
Nils lived with his son Nils and his family until he died, around 1768. He must have been around 80 years old by the time of his death.