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From about 1620 and into the 1800s there were at least 15 descendants of Pehr Bengtsson Norby who were Lutheran priests at various parishes on Gotland and one descendant who was the Bishop of Gotland in Visby. From the 1500s, the official state church (religion) of Sweden and Denmark was, and is, Lutheran.
The Othberg line is descended directly from Pehr Bengtsson Norby, the priest at Rone and Eke parishes from 1620 to 1655, and his son, Christen Persson Norby, the priest at Martebo and Lummelunda parishes from 1665 to 1694.
Photographic images of most of the parish churches where Pehr Bengtsson Norby and his descendants were priests are available at the Lånsmuseet på Gotland (click on links, below).
The ruins of the Bara parish church are still standing.
The Lånsmuseet på Gotland church photos were taken circa 1915 by Einar Erici. Without substantially altering their architectural character, most of the churches of Gotland have undergone renovation since 1918. Many of these churches date back to the 1200s. As the official state church of Sweden, all Lutheran churches and facilities are owned by the state and supported with taxpayer funds.
A priest usually administered two parish churches simultaneously. Following are some of the parish churches (off-site links) where Pehr Bengtsson Norby and his descendants were priests:
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