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 Polančevi. At this time, the origin of this name is unknown to us. We do suspect that the first patriarch we found in this house may be the brother of Matija Balkovec of Hrast 14 and Johan Balkovec of Hrast 34 which also has a household name of Polančevi. It was later changed to Mišičevi. This change in name was likely the result of Jože Pavlakovič of Podklanec marrying into this house.
Through the period of our studies, we have found seven distinct houses which originally carried the Balkovec surname in Hrast. This is the fifth 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 for Miha Balkovec b. 1780. He married Katarina Mravinec b. 1780. Together, they had at least 5 children, including:
1A. Jurij Balkovec b. 1804, died at the age of 74. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
1B. Ana Balkovec b. 1807, m. ca. 1848 to Johan Gorše (Hrast 33) — they remained at this house.
1C. Johan Balkovec b. 1809, died at the age of 79. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
1D. Marija Balkovec b. 1812. died at the age of 68. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
1E. Barbara Balkovec b. 1822, died at the age of 69. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
Johan Gorše and his wife Ana Balkovec [1B] had 1 child:
2A. Johan Gorše b. 1849, m. 1876 to Katarina Metež (Nerajec 10) — they remained at this house.
Johan Gorše [2A] and his wife Katarina Metež had 7 children, including:
3B. Marija Gorše b. 1892, m. 1911 to Štefan Črne (Brdarci 2).
3C. Jožefa Gorše b. 1892. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Jože Pavlakovič and his wife Johana Gorše [3A] had 5 children.