The origin of the Grujini name for the household at Zilje 23 is unknown. It is likely the house was originally inhabited by individuals with surname Balkovec. However, the current Grujini family is unrelated to the original Balkovec lineage. In a 230-year period for which we have found records, there have been 5 changes in surname, more than any other household in Zilje.
The oldest record we have for an individual from this household is for Ivan Balkovec and his wife Mare, who had at least one child:
1A. Jelka Balkovec b. ca. 1779, m. 1797 to Ivan Kralj from Mala Sela 10 pri Adlešiči — they lived at this house
Jelka Balkovec [1A] and Ivan Kralj had at least one child:
2A. Mate Kralj b. 1800, m. 1818 to Jelka Jaketič — they lived at this house
Mate Kralj [2A] and Jelka Jaketič had at least 8 children, including:
3A. Ive Kralj b. 1821, m. 1851 to Bare Jaketič (Lugarova) — they lived at this house
3B. Bare Kralj b. 1823, m. 1844 to Marko Čičak from Glavica 5
3C. Mare Kralj b. 1829, m. before 1858 to Peter Miketič from Jakovini 44 — they lived at this house
3D. Kata Kralj b. 1829, m. 1856 to Andrej Hrbolić from Johi 12
3E. Jelka Kralj b. 1833, m. 1863 in Croatia
3G. Dora Kralj b. 1839, m. 1881 to Jure Pavlakovič from Grduni 3 — they lived in Grduni
Ive Kralj [3A] and Bare Jaketič had one child:
4A. Ive Kralj b. 1857. — he lived in Zilje until 1883. The status animarum records only “na H.“, which may mean he moved to Croatia.
Mare Kralj [3C] and Peter Miketič had at least 3 children, including:
4B. Bare Miketič b. 1858, m. 1874 to Martin Osojnički from Plešivica 2, Lukovdol — they lived at his house
Bare Miketič [4B] and Martin Osojnički had no children, and Bare died in 1882. Around this time, ownership of the household moved into the hands of Jože Pavlakovič from Grduni 2.
Martin Osojnički married Kata Čadonič (Košutova) in November of 1882. They also had no children.
Jože Pavlakovič from Grduni 2 and Jelka Pavlakovič had at least one daughter:
5A. Bara Pavlakovič b. 1892 in Grduni 2, m. 1912 to Jure Pavlakovič from Jakovini 11 — they moved into the Grujini
Bara Pavlakovič [5A] and Jure Pavlakovič had at least 3 children at the Grujini, including:
6A. Bare Pavlakovič b. 1913