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 Zapojčevi. At this time, the origin of this name is unknown to us although, the name itself would suggest that there may have been a singer from this house or just someone who just didn’t know how to keep his mouth shut.
Through the period of our studies, we have found five distinct houses which originally carried the Gorše surname in Hrast. This is the third of the five houses (in order of house address).
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Miha Gorše b. 1779. He married Katarina Lašič b. 1781. Together, they had at least 7 children, including:
1A. Jurij Gorše b. 1803, m. ca. 1828 to Helena Mravinec — they remained at this house..
1B. Johan Gorše b. 1805, m. ca. 1848 to Ana Balkovec (Polančeva).
1E. Ana Gorše b. 1814, m. 1847 to Miha Čadonič (Ziljan).
Jurij Gorše [1A] and his wife Helena Mravinec had 1 child which died in infancy.
2A. Barbara Gorše b. 1839. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
2B. Jurij Gorše b. 1841, m. 1869 to Ana Flajnik (Juničarova) — they remained at this house.
2C. Marija Gorše b. 1844, died at the age of 71. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
2D. Helena Gorše b. 1848. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
2E. Ana Gorše b. 1850, m. 1879 to Peter Flajnik (Kaplanov).
Jurij Gorše [2B] and his wife Ana Flajnik had 3 children, including:
Johan Gorše [2F] and his wife Helena Mravinec had 10 children, including:
3B. Johan Gorše b. 1892, m. 1911 to Štefan Črne (Brdarci 2).
3C. Jožef Gorše b. 1892. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3D. Peter Gorše b. 1894. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3E. Katarina Gorše b. 1896, m. 1919 to Franc Ostronič (Golek 9) — they lived at Vinica 31.
3G. Matija Gorše b. 1900, moved to Pittsburgh, PA. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
3I. Jurij Gorše b. 1904. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Lojze Gorše [3F] and his wife Helena Kobe had 4 children.