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 Mikoči. This name is likely derived from the name of the patriarch or of the man who originally inhabited this house, Miko or Niko.
Through the period of our studies, we have found seven houses which originally carried the Žagar surname in Damelj. This is the sixth of the seven houses (in order of house address). The Žagar surname is a common surname found in many parts of Slovenia and not particularly unique to Damelj or this region.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Miha Žagar b. 1776. He married Katarina Lukanič b. 1778. Together, they had at least 7 children, including:
1A. Jurij Žagar b. 1801. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
1B. Nikolaj Žagar b. 1802, m. ca. 1834 to Ana Žagar (Lovrečova)1 — they remained at this house.
1C. Ana Žagar b. 1809, m. ca. 1836 to Johan Žagar (Lovrečov)1.
1D. Katarina Žagar b. 1813. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
1E. Lucija Žagar b. 1816, died at the age of 57. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
1F. Margareta Žagar b. 1820 m. ca. 1844 to Johan Filip (Šoštarov).
1. Johan Žagar and Ana Žagar were siblings.
Nikolaj Žagar [1B] and his wife Ana Žagar had 7 children, including:
2A. Ana Žagar b. 1835, m. ca. 1857 to Matija Šnelar (Canjarov).
2B. Miha Žagar b. 1838, m. 1862 to Margareta Šnelar (Baduncova from Špeharji) — they remained at this house.
2C. Nikolaj Žagar b. 1841. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2D. Katarina Žagar b. 1847, had 1 illegitimate child — she remained at this house.
Miha Žagar [2B] and his wife Margareta Šnelar had 4 children, including:
3A. Katarina Žagar b. 1866, died at the age of 62. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.