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 first 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. 1802. He married Ana Flajnik (Juničarova) b. 1807. Together, they had at least 5 children, including:
1A. Johan Balkovec b. 1838. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
1B. Ana Balkovec b. 1840, m. 1863 to Jurij Pavlešič (Novoselkin from Perudina).
1C. Marija Balkovec b. 1841, m. 1867 to Miha Špehar (Kužinov from Perudina).
1D. Barbara Balkovec b. 1848, m. 1872 to Miha Kobe (Sabetih 12) — they remained at this house.
Miha Kobe and his wife Barbara Balkovec [1D] had 6 children, including:
2A. Johan Kobe b. 1877, m. 1898 to Ana Stegne (Srednja Stegnetova from Golek) — they remained at this house.
2B. Barbara Kobe b. 1878. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
2C. Marija Kobe b. 1881. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
2D. Ana Kobe b. 1883. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Barbara Balkovec [1D] m. 1886 to her second husband Marko Gorše (Hrast 35). Together they had 2 children, including:
2E. Johana Gorše b. 1887, m. 1902 to Jurij Moravec (Valentinov from Perudina).
Johan Kobe [2A] and his wife Ana Stegne had 4 children, including:
3A. Franc Kobe b. 1901, m. 1919 to Ana Flajnik (Pirjanova from Perudina).