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 originally carried the name of Tundekovi. At this time, the origin of this name is unknown to us.
Through the period of our studies, we have found seven distinct houses which originally carried the Balkovec surname in Hrast. This is the third of the seven houses (in order of house address). The Balkovec surname is only originally found in Hrast and Zilje (including Balkovci).
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is Johan Balkovec b. 1765. He married Katarina Gorše b. 1767 and had at least 1 child, including:
1A. Johan Balkovec b. 1794, m. ca. 1818 to Marija Flajnik — they remained at this house.
Johan Balkovec [1A] and his wife Marija Flajnik had 8 children, including:
2A. Johan Balkovec b. 1819, m. ca. 1853 to Marija Kapele (Črnomelj).
2B. Matija Balkovec b. 1821, m. 1862 to Katarina Ivanič (Belčji Vrh 15) — they remained at this house.
2C. Marija Balkovec b. 1825, had 4 illegitimate children — she remained at this house.
2D. Nikolaj Balkovec b. 1827, m. 1881 to Marjeta Krizmanič (Lukovdol 42) — they lived at Hrast 14.
2E. Ana Balkovec b. 1830, m. ca. 1854 to Miha Flajnik (Jančanov).
2F. Barbara Balkovec b. 1833, m. 1864 to Nikolaj Perdič — they lived at Hrast 40.
Matija Balkovec [2B] and his wife Katarina Ivanič had 3 children, including:
3A. Johan Balkovec b. 1860. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Matija Balkovec [2B] m. 1864 to his second wife Katarina Pavlešič (Perudina 9). Together they had 4 children which all died in infancy or early childhood.
Matija Balkovec [2B] m. 1880 to his third wife Marjeta Kobe (Sinji Vrh 4). They did not have any children.
Marija Balkovec [2C] had 4 illegitimate children, including:
3A. Marija Balkovec b. 1848, m. 1876 to Nikolaj Moravec (Bahoričev from Sečje Selo) — they lived at Vinica 47.
3C. Ana Balkovec b. 1856, m. 1883 to Jože Perko (Ogulin 1).
At this point, the original Balkovec lineage at this house ends. Nikolaj Balkovec (Mali Balkovčev) and his wife Johana Flajnik (Perudina 13) moved in.
Nikolaj Balkovec and his wife Johana Flajnik had 8 children, including:
4A. Marija Balkovec b. 1907, m. 1929 to Matija Bahor (Hrast 20).
4B. Nikolaj Balkovec b. 1909, m. 1933 to Angela Štampahar (Blaševa from Vukovci) — they remained at this house.
4C. Franc Balkovec b. 1914. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
4D. Johana Balkovec b. 1916. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Nikolaj Balkovec [4B] and his wife Angela Štampahar had 3 children.