The origin of the name of this household is in the wife of the man who first built it, Peter Starešinič. His wife, Magdalena Balkovec, was born at the Maradini. They married in 1885 and soon after built this house at Zilje 49, just north of the Špeliči. After Magdalena’s third marriage, she moved out and the house was abandoned. Nothing remains of this house today.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Peter Starešinič (Pečov). He married Magdalena Balkovec (Maradinova). Together they had 6 children, including:
1A. Jože Starešinič b. 1889, m. 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Jožefa Rogina.
Magdalena Balkovec m. 1907 to her second husband Johan Žalec (Brdarov). They did not have any children.
Magdalena Balkovec m. 1925 to her third husband Miha Jarnjevič. They did not have any children.