Many things have been written here about the birth location for Christian. Thanks to Del Van Horn, we have now a more definitive location.
Cousin Del wrote in a recent email to me:
"Christian Barentsz was born 1625/1626 in an area of Hooren in Oostland as the Horum region of Friesland District, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) – Germany. There is a town called Horumersiel that is probably the closest we can come to locating the original Hooren.
"The mix-up was a result of originally using a translation of the marriage register instead of the actual scanned record which changed some of the punctuation that resulted in mis-identifying Hooren as the one in North Holland and not the one in East Friesland.
"Christian Barentsz marriage register of 1647 states he was from "Hooren in Oostland" which was identified back in the 1960s by Mr. Simon Hart (Chief Archivist for Amsterdam) as "Horum, Niedersachsen".
"I have a scanned copy of the original marriage register if anyone is interested.
"Bottom line - Christian Barentsz was not originally from Holland but rather from East Frisia which at the time was part of the County of Oldenberg which in turn was part of the Holy Roman Empire."
Many thanks to Del Van horn for getting this all squared away for the rest of us family members.