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 Medvedkini. This name is likely derived from a Medved family that once lived here or having someone from a Medvedkin household in a neighbouring village.
Through the period of our studies, we have found seven houses which originally carried the Žagar surname in Damelj. This is the fourth 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 the wife of the patriarch Ana Žalec b. 1775. Together, with her husband, she had at least 3 children, including:
1A. Ana Žagar b. 1805, m. 1849 to Jurij Kobe (Črnikin) — they lived at Damelj 30.
1B. Matija Žagar b. 1808, m. 1832 to Katarina Lakner (Dalnje Njive) — they remained at this house.
1C. Lucija Žagar b. 1809. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Ana Žalec m. ca. 1814 to her second husband Jurij Barič. Together, they had at least 2 children, including:
1D. Margareta Barič b. 1821, m. ca. 1846 to Johan Žalec (Jurišajenov from Kot).
Matija Žagar [1B] and his wife Katarina Lakner had 8 children, including:
2A. Matija Žagar b. 1840, m. 1868 to Marija Šutej (Kovačji Grad 5) — they remained at this house.
2B. Johan Žagar b. 1852, m. 1881 to a woman from Pregrad 55.
2C. Katarina Žagar b. 1857, m. 1875 to Johan Krupič (Krupičev from Draga).
Matija Žagar [2A] and his wife Marija Šutej had 10 children, including:
3A. Marija Žagar b. 1869, m. 1891 to Peter Fortun (Županov).
3B. Barbara Žagar b. 1871. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3C. Katarina Žagar b. 1874. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3D. Ana Žagar b. 1881, m. 1906 to Franc Šebalj (Pleševica 8) — they remained at this house.
3E. Johana Žagar b. 1885. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3F. Veronika Žagar b. 1891, m. 1921 to Miha Špehar (Miserov from Kot).
Franc Šebalj and his wife Ana Žagar [3D] had 5 children, including:
4A. Franc Šebalj b. 1907, m. 1931 to Ana Marija Špehar (Draga 14) — they remained at this house.
4B. Jurij Šebalj b. 1910, died at the age of 73 in Stara Lipa 2. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
4C. Angela Šebalj b. 1912, m. 1937 to Jože Žalec (Stara Lipa 2).
4D. Peter Šebalj b. 1914, died at the age of 29. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Franc Šebalj [4A] and his wife Ana Marija Špehar had 6 children.