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 Mihelovi. This name is derived from the name of the man who likely constructed the house or was the patriarch at one point.
Through the period of our studies, we have found four houses which originally carried the Kobe surname in Damelj. This is the first of the four houses (in order of house address). The Kobe surname is not uncommon in the Vinica parish but much more common in the neighbouring Sinji Vrh parish and Stari Trg parish.
The oldest records we have found to date for a person from this house is for several siblings, including:
1A. Matija Kobe b. 1781, m. to Margareta Verbanec
1B. Nikolaj Kobe b. 1795, m. to Katarina Žalec — they remained at this house.
Nikolaj Kobe [1B] and his wife Katarina Žalec had at least 2 children, including:
2A. Nikolaj Kobe b. 1830, m. ca. 1863 to Marija Fortun (Fortunova) — they remained at this house.
Nikolaj Kobe [2A] and his wife Marija Fortun had 4 children, including:
3A. Johan Kobe b. 1865, died at the age of 44 in Brooklyn, New York. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
3B. Jože Kobe b. 1872. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
At this point, the original Kobe lineage ended at this house. Jurij Brozovič (Draga 11) moved in with his wife Katarina Špehar (Dalnje Njive 15).
Jurij Brozovič and his wife Katarina Špehar had 2 children, including
4A. Jurij Brozovič b. 1875. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Jurij Brozovič m. 1876 to his second wife Marija Špehar (Magdinova). Together they had 2 children, including
4B. Katarina Brozovič b. 1877. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Jurij Brozovič m. 1880 to his third wife Marija Fugina (Radenci 19). Together they had 1 child which died in infancy.
Jurij Brozovič m. 1881 to his fourth wife Marija Špehar (Dalnje Njive 10). They did not have any children.
At this point, this Brozovič lineage ended at this house. Peter Špehar (Kot 24) moved in with his wife Barbara Špehar (Špeharji 14) and his already established family.
Peter Špehar and his wife Barbara Špehar had 5 children, including:
5A. Peter Špehar b. 1884 in Kot 35, m. 1909 to Marija Kobe (Ljukajeva) — they remained at this house.
Peter Špehar [5A] and his wife Marija Kobe had 1 child:
6A. Peter Špehar b. 1910, m. 1936 to Franca Žalec (Jurišajena from Kot) — they remained at this house.
Peter Špehar [6A] and his wife Franc Žalec had 2 children.