The Moravci (today pronounced Maravci) household at Zilje 12 is named as such in the 1879 status animarum, and refers to the surname of the family at that time. The 1674 tax register mentions Ivan and Jure Horvat (Haruath) as having a total of 1 Hübe of land in Zilje. By the mid 1700s, we have found records for one Horvat family in Zilje, and a marriage of a Barbara Horvat to an Ive Moravec ca. 1773. This marriage (and marriages with Žalec men) explain the extinction of the Horvat surname in Zilje. The surname changed yet again in the mid 1900s.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Marko Horvat. He married Katarina. Together, they had at least 5 children, including:
1A. Helena Horvat b. 1766, m. 1788 to Štefan Žalec — they lived at Zilje 13.
1B. Ana Horvat, m. 1769 to Matija Žalec — they lived at Zilje 13.
1C. Barbara Horvat, m. to Ivan Moravec.
1D. Doroteja Horvat, m. 1783 to Matija Jaketič.
Ivan Moravec and his wife Barbara Horvat [1C] had 5 children, including:
2A. Peter Moravec b. 1775, m. 1793 to Barbara Žalec — they remained at this house.
2B. Ana Moravec b. 1780, m. 1798 to Jurij Čadonič (Košutov).
Peter Moravec [2A] and his wife Barbara Žalec had 3 children, including:
3A. Matija Moravec b. 1807, m. 1827 to Helena Starešinič (Pečova) — they remained at this house.
Matija Moravec [3A] and his wife Helena Starešinič had 6 children, including:
4A. Marija Moravec b. 1827, m. 1844 to Miha Jaketič (Lugarov).
4B. Matija Moravec b. 1834, m. 1852 to Ana Jaketič (Perušičeva) — they remained at this house.
4C. Ana Moravec b. 1837, m. 1857 to Jurij Čadonič (Lanarkin).
4D. Katarina Moravec b. 1839, m. 1864 to Matija Balkovec (Petrišin).
4E. Jože Moravec b. 1842, m. 1864 to Marija Balkovec (Petrišina) — they remained at this house.
4F. Helena Moravec b. 1847, m. in Milani 7.
Matija Moravec [4B] and his wife Ana Jaketič had 2 children, including:
5A. Ana Moravec b. 1861, m. 1879 in Glavica 37
Matija Moravec [4B] died in 1861, and his widow Ana had one illegitimate child:
Jože Moravec [4E] and his wife Marija Balkovec had 1 child:
5C. Katarina Moravec b. 1865, died at the age of 41 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jože Moravec [4E] m. 1866 to his second wife Ana Cvetaš (Gornja Mlinarova). Together they had 6 children, including:
5D. Jožefa Moravec b. 1876, m. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Mr. Spelic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
5E. Ana Moravec b. 1879, m. in 1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jože Moravec [4E] m. 1886 to his third wife Katarina Cemas (Šoštarova). Together they had 8 children, including:
5F. Peter Moravec b. 1892, died at the age of 51 in Cleveland, Ohio. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
5G. Magdalena Moravec b. 1893. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
5H. Nikolaj Moravec b. 1895, m. 1921 to Barbara Čemas (Gornja Hajdukova) — they remained at this house.
5I. Franca Moravec b. 1901, m. 1923 to Franc Starešinič (Pemčev).
5J. Miha Jaketič b. 1905, m. 1935 to Ana Cvetaš (Dolnja Mlinarova).
Nikolaj Moravec [5H] and his wife Barbara Čemas had 3 children.