It is not known when or where he was born.
In 1732 he lived on one of the farms in Kollerud in Eds parish, Värmlands county. The same year, on November 1 1732, he married the maid Maria Andersdotter from the farm Malöga in the same parish. After the wedding he moved to his wife in Malöga. Here they lived at least until 1743.
Nothing is known about his further life.