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 Mikaničini. This name likely finds its origins in the name of one of the original patriarchs at the house, Mika, Niko or Nikolaj.
Through the period of our studies, we have found two houses which originally carried the Filip surname in Damelj. This is the second of the two houses (in order of house address). The Filip surname is not common in Vinica parish but found much more in the neighbouring Sinji Vrh parish.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Nikolaj Filip b. 1782. He married Ana Kobe b. 1795. Together, they had at least 5 children, including:
1A. Ana Filip b. 1821, died at the age of 66. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
1B. Katarina Filip b. 1823, m. to Peter Fortun (Županov)1 — they remained at this house.
1C. Marija Filip b. 1826, died at the age of 22. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
1D. Margareta Filip b. 1828, m. 1861 to Jurij Fortun (Županov)1.
1E. Barbara Filip b. 1831, m. 1874 to Matija Žagar (Lovrečov) — they remained at this house.
1. Peter Fortun was the uncle of Jurij Fortun.
Matija Žagar and his wife Barbara Filip [1E] did not have any children.
Matija Žagar m. 1898 to his second wife Barbara Stefanac (Pleševica 6). Together they had 5 children, including:
2A. Matija Žagar b. 1891 in Pleševica 6. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2B. Johan Žagar b. 1901, m. 1924 to Ana Domitrović (Zdihova 31) — they remained at this house.
2D. Veronika Žagar b. 1909, m. 1933 to Franc Tkalčevič (Liplje 29).
Johan Žagar [2B] and his wife Ana Domitrović had 5 children.