While most houses in Slovenia carry a household name, there are some houses which do not exist anymore and were deserted many years before anyone was aware of their existence. The household names for these houses is therefore lost as it was not documented anywhere either.
This house is the sixth of nine documented houses in church documents to be considered a “new” house in Damelj. The best estimate for the construction of this house is around 1895.
The family that originally inhabited this house was an offshoot of the Žagar family from Damelj 5, the Žagari. This house was only labeled at Damelj 36 for one generation after which it was renumbered as Damelj 39.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Jurij Špehar (Žagarov). He married Ana Lovrenčič (Špeharji 28). Together they had 8 children, including:
1A. Veronika Žagar b. 1887, m. 1904 to Jože Lakner (Draga 6).
1B. Antonija Žagar b. 1892, m. 1919 to Johan Krupič (Krupičev from Draga).
1C. Matija Žagar b. 1897, died at the age of 26. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
1D. Marija Žagar b. 1899, died at the age of 87. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
1F. Jože Žagar b. 1902, m. 1929 to Ljubica Papa (Rim).
1H. Ana Žagar b. 1905, had 1 illegitimate child — she lived at Damelj 39.