The house of the Hajduki of Zilje 45, which we have named Hajduki iz brda (the Hajduks from the Hill), was located east of the church of Sv. Anton, on the hill overlooking most of Zilje. Nothing remains of this house today. The family originated from the Dolnji Hajduki, and was created ca. 1880. The original Balkovec surname changed to Žalec in 1892. The last child born at this house, in 1908, died as an infant. The family soon after moved to the USA, abandoning the house.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Jože Balkovec (Hajdukov). He married Magdalena Žalec (Brdarova). Together they had 2 children:
1A. Jože Balkovec b. 1878, m. 1909 to Barbara Čemas (Izklančeva).
1B. Ana Balkovec b. 1881, m. in Pittsburgh.
Magdalena Žalec had 2 illegitimate children:
1C. Franc Žalec b. 1886, m. 1908 to Marija Brožič (Dolnja Brožičeva) — they remained at this house.
1D. Miha Žalec b. 1889, m. 1913 to Marija Žalec (Žalčeva).
Franc Žalec [1C] and his wife Marija Brožič had 1 child which died in infancy.
Franc Žalec [1C] m. 1909: to his second wife Katarina Balkovec (Vukova). Together they had 6 children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.