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 Petrovi. This name is directly derived from the patriarch of the house who was Peter.
Through the period of our studies, we have found seven houses which originally carried the Žagar surname in Damelj. This is the third 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 Peter Žagar b. 1760. He married Barbara Belavič b. 1774. Together, they had at least 1 child, including:
1A. Peter Žagar b. 1790, m. ca. 1812 to Katarina Kobe — they remained at this house.
Peter Žagar [1A] and his wife Katarina Kobe had at least 6 children, including:
2A. Ana Žagar b. 1813, m. ca. 1846 to Johan Kobe (Damelj 32).
2B. Johan Žagar b. 1818, m. 1843 to Lucija Fortun (Županova) — they remained at this house.
Johan Žagar [2B] and his wife Lucija Fortun had 5 children, including:
3A. Matija Žagar b. 1855, m. 1878 to Marija Krušec (Pleševica 5).
Johan Žagar [2B] m. 1879 to his second wife Marija Kobetič (Tomažičeva from Nova Lipa). They did not have any children.
Matija Žagar [3A] and his wife Marija Krušec had 12 children, including:
4A. Johan Žagar b. 1880. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
4B. Marija Žagar b. 1883, m. 1902 to Matija Špehar (Draga 9).
4C. Franca Žagar b. 1885, m. 1908 to Johan Sečen (Klanjac 13) — they lived at Damelj 9.
4D. Matija Žagar b. 1887. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
4E. Franc Žagar b. 1892, m. 1922 to Ana Lašič (Jurečova from Gornji Suhor) — they remained at this house.
4F. Miha Žagar b. 1895, m. 1920 to Barbara Lašič (Simoničeva from Gornji Suhor).
4G. Peter Žagar b. 1897, m. 1920 to Antonija Severinski (Severin 10). Together they had 8 children.
4H. Jože Žagar b. 1899, m. 1926 to Dragica Štefanija Severinski (Severin 12).
4J. Katarina Žagar b. 1902, m. 1921 to Josip Fabac (Močile 23). Together they had 7 children.
Franc Žagar [4E] and his wife Ana Lašič had 6 children.