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 Dolnji Valeti. This name likely exists to differentiate this family from that of the family at Valeti 10, the Gornji Valeči. The name later changed to the Cimermani which translates from the German Cimer-man which means room man or roommate. This may suggest that the homestead was sold and the family living there weren’t the proper owners.
Through the period of our studies, we have found three distinct houses which originally carried the Ivanušič surname in Valeti. This is the third 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 the wife of the patriarch Suzana b. 1793. With her husband, she had at least 3 children, including::
1A. Nikolaj Ivanušič b. 1828, m. ca. 1846 to Helena Starešinič (Brdo 32) — they remained at this house.
1B. Jože Ivanušič b. 1832, died at the age of 31. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
1C. Janko Ivanušič b. 1835, died at the age of 50. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Nikolaj Ivanušič [1A] and his wife Helena Starešinič had 9 children, including:
2A. Marija Ivanušič b. 1847, m. 1865 to Nikolaj Špišič (Špišičev from Jakovini) — they remained at this house.
2B. Ana Ivanušič b. 1851, m. 1871 to Peter Radovič (Radovičev from Brdo)1.
2C. Jurij Ivanušič b. 1857, m. 1881 to Magdalena Basar (Prilišče 12) — they remained at this house.
2D. Magdalena Ivanušič b. 1859, m. a man from Trieste, Italy.
2E. Helena Ivanušič b. 1865, m. 1887 to Jože Radovič (Radovičev from Brdo)1.
2F. Katarina Ivanušič b. 1870. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
1. At this time it is unknown how Jože Radovič and Peter Radovič are related.
Nikolaj Špišič and his wife Marija Ivanušič [2A] had 1 child:
3A. Jože Špišič b. 1866, died at the age of 43 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Marija Ivanušič [2A] m. 1872 to her second husband Ivan Radovič (Radovičev from Brdo). Together they had 6 children, including:
3B. Ana Radovič b. 1872, m. 1898 to Ivan Pavlakovič (Jakovinski from Jakovini) — they lived at Kroci 16.
3C. Franc Radovič b. 1875, m. 1904 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Marija Špišič (Majkov from Jakovini).
3D. Ivan Radovič b. 1878. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3E. Marija Radovič b. 1880, m. 1903 to Nikolaj Krotec (Kolarov from Kroci).
Jurij Ivanušič [2C] and his wife Magdalena Basar had 9 children, including:
3F. Magdalena Ivanušič b. 1884, m. 1906 to a man from Vukova Gorica 50.
3G. Franca Ivanušič b. 1886, m. 1907 to Jože Radovič (Rahojkin from Brdo).
3I. Ana Ivanušič b. 1891. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3J. Nikolaj Ivanušič b. 1893. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3K. Marija Ivanušič b. 1896, m. 1920 to a man from Kučevice 47.
3M. Helena Ivanušič b. 1901, m. 1926 to Janko Žunič (Milankin from Žuniči) — they lived at Brdo 35.
3N. Barbara Ivanušič b. 1903, m. 1922 to Janez Žunič (Vukova Gorica).
Jurij Ivanušič [3H] and his wife Marija Čadonič had 1 child:
4A. Jože Ivanušič b. 1909, m. 1930 to Barbara Čadonič (Rženičina from Kroci) — they remained at this house.
Jože Ivanušič [4A] and his wife Barbara Čadonič had 3 children.