The Škrpelari of Zilje 31 are named for the rocky geography of the local area called the Škrpelj, on which their house was built. The surname of this house has been Balkovec in all the records we have reviewed. The originator of this house may have come from the Petrišini.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Johan Balkovec. He married Katarina Bestič. Together, they had at least 1 child, including:
1A. Johan Balkovec b. ca. 1786, m. 1804 to Barbara Čadonič — they remained at this house.
Johan Balkovec [1A] and his wife Barbara Čadonič had 8 children, including:
2A. Katarina Balkovec b. 1807, m. 1834 to Matija Starešinič (Skrajni from Preloka).
2B. Marko Balkovec b. 1812, m. 1836 to Marija Cvetaš (Mlinarova) — they remained at this house.
2D. Ana Balkovec b. ca. 1818, m. 1838 to Johan Balkovec (Hajdukov).
2E. Helena Balkovec b. 1820, m. 1840 to Nikolaj Čadonič (Gornji Mihelov).
2F. Barbara Balkovec b. 1823, m. 1844 to Johan Johović (Johi 8).
2G. Magdalena Balkovec b. 1828, m.1846 to Nikolaj Čemas (Mali Majiščar).
Marko Balkovec [2B] and his wife Marija Cvetaš had 7 children, including:
3A. Rozalija Balkovec b. 1837, m. 1863 to Leonard Bassar (Prilišće 12).
3B. Ana Balkovec b. 1842, m. 1869 to Johan Starešinič (Preloka 38).
3D. Katarina Balkovec b. 1848, m. 1872 to Miha Radovič (Preloka 43)1.
3E. Marija Balkovec b. 1851, m. 1873 to Matija Radovič (Preloka 43)1.
1. Miha Radovič and Matija Radovič were brothers.
Nikolaj Balkovec [3C] and his wife Ana Ivanovič had 8 children, including:
4A. Katarina Balkovec b. 1867, died at the age of 39. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
4B. Peter Balkovec b. 1876, m. 1896 to Marija Grdun (Štalarska from Grduni) — they remained at this house.
4C. Matija Balkovec b. 1880. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
4D. Janko Balkovec b. 1882. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Peter Balkovec [4B] and his wife Marija Grdun had 5 children, including:
5A. Franc Balkovec b. 1898, m. 1921 to Marija Jaketič (Mikulaševa) — they remained at this house.
5C. Janko Balkovec b. 1908, died at the age of 34. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
5D. Jože Balkovec b. 1914, m. 1947 to a woman from Dejani. — they remained at this house.
Franc Balkovec [5A] and his wife Marija Jaketič had 3 children.
Jože Balkovec [5D] and his wife had 3 children.