He was born in 1688 most likely in Ånimskogs parish, Älvsborgs county.
On November 5 1717 he married Kirstin Hansdotter from the farm Vingnäs in Ånimskogs parish. That year he lived on the farm Näs in the same parish.
In 1741 - 1751 they lived on the farm Ånimskog in Ånimskogs parish.
In 1750 he became a widdower as his wife died.
He lived on the farm Ånimskog for the rest of his life and died on September 7 1764, 77 years old. He died from "Ageweakness" and was buried on September 16.