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 Vidari. At this time, the origin of this name is unknown to us.
Through the period of our studies, we have found five distinct houses which originally carried the Balkovec surname in Balkovci. This is the fifth 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 Ivan Balkovec b. 1777. He married Barbara Žugelj (Žugljova from Zilje) b. 1781 Together, they had at least 4 children, including:
1B. Ana Balkovec b. 1808, m. 1836 to Nikolaj Šegina (Milani 7).
1C. Katarina Balkovec b. 1812, m. 1838 to Tomaž Vitanac (Kastavic Selo 8).
1D. Barbara Balkovec b. 1819. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Janko Balkovec [1A] and his wife Barbara Jaketič had at least 5 children, including:
2A. Marija Balkovec b. 1826, m. 1956 to Nikolaj Peršič (Dugače 20).
2B. Ivan Balkovec b. 1831. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2D. Ana Balkovec b. 1835, m. 1859 to a man from Bosiljevo Parish.
2E. Katarina Balkovec b. 1842, m. 1872 to a man from Johi 14.
Jurij Balkovec [2C] and his wife Katarina Jaketič had 4 children, including:
3A. Katarina Balkovec b. 1861, m. 1888 to a man from Johi 11.
3C. Marko Balkovec b. 1867. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.