While every house in Slovenia has a civic address, many houses also carry a household name. These names are how other people typically referred to that family. This house carries the name of Biriči. This name is derived from the Slovenian word for henchmen. They were medieval officers of the local lord in charge of collecting taxes from subject.
Through the period of our studies, we have found five distinct houses which originally carried the Balkovec surname in Balkovci. This is the first of the five houses (in order of house address). The Balkovec surname is only originally found in Hrast, Balkovci and Zilje.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Marko Balkovec. He married Ana Bahorič. Together, they had at least 1 child, including:
1A. Helena Balkovec b. 1804, m. 1827 to Ive Čadonič (Košutov) — they remained at this house.
Ivan Čadonič and his wife Helena Balkovec [1A] had 6 children:
2B. Ivan Čadonič b. 1835, m. 1861 to Barbara Dejan (Dejanska from Dejani) — they remained at this house.
2F. Mate Čadonič b. 1844. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Ivan Čadonič [2B] and his wife Barbara Dejan had 6 children, including:
3A. Marko Čadonič b. 1864, m. 1887 to Marija Balkovec (Dorinova from Brdo) — they remained at this house.
Ivan Čadonič [2B] m. 1877 to his second wife Barbara Čadonič (Gornja Mihelova from Zilje) but did not have any children with her.
Jurij Čadonič [2E] and his wife Barbara Cvetaš had 3 children, including:
3B. Katarina Čadonič b. 1878, m. 1904 in Žubrinci 3.
Marko Čadonič [3A] and his wife Marija Balkovec had 7 children, including:
4A. Marija Čadonič b. 1889, m. 1909 to Jurij Ivanušič (Dolnji Valetov from Valeti).
4B. Marko Čadonič b. 1895, m. 1916 to Franca Erdeljac (Prilišće 28) — they lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Marko Čadonič [3A] m. 1901 to his second wife Ane Žunič (Kavranova from Vukobrati). Together they had 6 children, including:
4D. Magdalena Čadonič b. 1908, m. 1930 to a Peteh man from Adlešiči.
4E. Ana Čadonič b. 1913, m. 1932 to Michael Spisich (Miškočev :from Jakovini).
4F. Jože Čadonič b. 1917, died at the age of 25 in Rab. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Marko Čadonič [4B] and his wife Franca Erdeljac had 3 children.