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 Miserovi. The true meaning behind this name can be interpreted in a couple of different ways. Miser from old Latin would suggest that this family was extremely impoverished. With a slightly different inflection, it can mean that this family may have been hoarders.
Through the period of our studies, we have found three houses which originally carried the Kobe surname in Kot pri Damelju. This is the first of the three 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 record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Peter Kobe b. 1760. He married Katarina Žagar b. 1763. Together, they had at least 1 child, including:
1A. Jurij Kobe b. 1787, m. to Ana Kobe — they remained at this house.
Jurij Kobe [1A] and his wife Ana Kobe had 5 children, including:
2A. Ana Kobe b. 1819 m. ca. 1835 to Peter Špehar — they remained at this house.
2B. Miha Kobe b. 1821. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2C. Jurij Kobe b. 1826. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Jurij Kobe [1A] m. ca. 1830 to his second wife Marija Kobe (Sinji Vrh 4). Together they had 1 child:
2D. Matija Kobe b. 1830. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Peter Špehar and his wife Ana Kobe [2A] had 8 children, including:
3A. Peter Špehar b. 1835, m. 1869 to Marija Kump (Dolnja Rtičkova from Špeharji) — they remained at this house.
3B. Johan Špehar b. 1838, m. 1872 to Katarina Belavič (Miserova from Nova Lipa).
3C. Barbara Špehar b. 1843, m. 1870 to a man from Lukovdol.
3D. Jože Špehar b. 1844, died at the age of 88. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
3E. Ana Špehar b. 1849, died at the age of 66. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
3F. Miha Špehar b. 1855, died at the age of 25. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Peter Špehar [3A] and his wife Marija Kump did not have any children.
Peter Špehar [3A] m. 1874 to Katarina Simonič (Dalnje Njive 4). Together they had 5 children, including:
4A. Marija Špehar b. 1881 m. 1904 to Johan Madronič (Dalnje Njive 9).
4B. Miha Špehar b. 1887 m. 1906 to Marija Lukanič (Petrova) — they remained at this house.
Miha Špehar [4B] and his wife Marija Lukanič had 4 children, including:
5A. Vladimir Špehar b. 1912, m. 1945 to Amalija Gešelj (Zapudje 29) — they remained at this house.
Vladimir Špehar [5A] and his wife Amalija Gešelj had 2 children.