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 Gornji Valeči. This name is most likely derived from the physical location of the house relative to the other homes in the subdivision of Balkovci known as Valeti. This family was later known as the Mlinari.
Through the period of our studies, we have found three distinct houses which originally carried the Ivanušič surname in Valeti. This is the second of the three houses (in order of house address).
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Jurij Ivanušič b. 1780. He married Suzana Žunič b. 1788. Together, they had at least 1 child, including:
1A. Jurij Ivanušič b. 1824, m. ca. 1844 to Barbara Krotec — they remained at this house.
Jurij Ivanušič [1A] and his wife Barbara Krotec had 10 children, including:
2A. Jurij Ivanušič b. 1845, m. 1868 to Marija Starešinič (Prdanska from Brdo) — they remained at this house.
2B. Marija Ivanušič b. 1847, m. 1866 to Peter Adlešič.
2C. Katarina Ivanušič b. 1849, m. 1869 to Matija Starešinič (Mežnarov from Brdo)
2D. Ana Ivanušič b. 1853, died at the age of 81 in Graz. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
2E. Jože Ivanušič b. 1857, m. 1880 to Marija Starešinič (Jožinova from Brdo)
Jurij Ivanušič [2A] and his wife Marija Starešinič had 8 children, including:
3A. Jurij Ivanušič b. 1870, m. 1891 to Marija Žunič (Krojčeva from Žuniči)1 — they remained at this house.
3B. Barbara Ivanušič b. 1872, m. 1895 to a man from Pod Lipa.
3C. Nikolaj Ivanušič b. 1874, m. 1900 to Marija Žunič (Kavranova from Žuniči).
3D. Simon Ivanušič b. 1876, m. 1907 to Marija Žunič (Krojačeva from Žuniči)1 — they remained at this house.
3E. Jože Ivanušič b. 1878, m. 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Ana Malič.
3F. Magdalena Ivanušič b. 1886, m. 1907 to Franc Grdun (Antonov).
1. Marija Žunič (married to Simon Ivanušič) is the daughter of Marija Žunič (married to Jurij Ivanušič) from her first marriage to Peter Žunič.
Jurij Ivanušič [3A] and his wife Marija Žunič had 7 children, including:
4A. Jurij Ivanušič b. 1894, m. 1927 to Katarina Miketič (Rtičkova from Jakovini) — they remained at this house.
4B. Franc Ivanušič b. 1896. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
4C. Ana Ivanušič b. 1902. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
4D. Amalija Ivanušič b. 1905, m. 1927 to Jože Mržljak (Paunoviči 12).
Simon Ivanušič [3D] and his wife Marija Žunič had 2 children, including:
4E. Franca Ivanušič b. 1910, m. 1930 to Jože Balkovec (Mikitečov from Brdo).
Jurij Ivanušič [4A] and his wife Katarina Miketič had 4 children.