While every house in Slovenia has a civic address, many houses also carry a household name. These names are how other people typically referred to that family. This house has the name of Ljukajevi. This name is likey derived from the name of the man who likely constructed the house or was the patriarch at one point, Luka.
Through the period of our studies, we have found four houses which originally carried the Kobe surname in Damelj. This is the second of the four houses (in order of house address). The Kobe surname is not uncommon in the Vinica parish but much more common in the neighbouring Sinji Vrh parish and Stari Trg parish.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Johan Kobe b. 1765. He married Margareta b. 1770. Together, they had at least 4 children, including:
1A. Marija Kobe b. 1802, m. 1853 to Nikolaj Krupič (Krupičev from Draga).
1B. Johan Kobe b. 1808, m. 1830 to Marija Žagar (Žagarova) — they remained at this house.
1C. Peter Kobe b. 1812. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Johan Kobe [1B] and his wife Marija Žagar had 8 children, including:
2A. Johan Kobe b. 1835, m. 1857 to Ana Lakner (Draga 6) — they remained at this house.
2B. Jože Kobe b. 1845, died at the age of 22. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Johan Kobe [2A] and his wife Ana Lakner had 2 children which died in early childhood.
Ana Lakner m. ca. 1863 to her second husband Matija Medved (Špehar 21). Together they had 5 children, including:
3A. Ana Medved b. 1863, m. 1881 to Jože Kobe (Petrov from Kot) — they remained at this house.
3B. Katarina Medved b. 1866, m. 1889 to Peter Madronič (Draga 5).
3C. Marija Medved b. 1869, m. 1888 to Pavel Špehar (Špeharji 24) — they lived at Špeharji 38.
Jože Kobe and his wife Ana Medved [3A] had 11 children, including
4A. Franca Kobe b. 1885, m. 1905 to a man from Klanec 13.
4B. Marija Kobe b. 1888, m. 1909 to Peter Špehar (Kot pri Damlju 35) — they lived at Damelj 7.
4C. Katarina Kobe b. 1896. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
4D. Veronika Kobe b. 1899, died at the age of 26. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
4E. Johan Kobe b. 1901, died at the age of 61 in Michigan. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
4F. Matija Kobe b. 1903, m. 1927 to Angela Madronič (Špeharji 33) — they remained at this house.
4G. Jože Kobe b. 1904, m. 1932 in the United States to Neža Plut.
Matija Kobe [4F] and his wife Angela Madronič had 5 children.