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 Caprnovi. At this time, the origin of this name is unknown to us. It was later changed to Ivančevi.
Through the period of our studies, we have found three houses which originally carried the Kobe surname in Kot pri Damelju. This is the second 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 Johan Kobe b. 1774. Together with his first wife, they had at least 6 children, including:
1A. Johan Kobe b. 1807, m. ca. 1833 to Katarina Simonič — they remained at this house.
1B. Margareta Kobe b. 1813, died at the age of 40. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
1C. Ana Kobe b. 1814. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
1D. Nikolaj Kobe b. 1820. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Johan Kobe m. to his second wife Lucija Madronič. Together, they had at least 4 children, including:
1E: Barbara Kobe b. 1839, m. to a man from Neža Vas 29.
1F. Lucija Kobe b. 1842, m. 1870 to Johan Žalec (Jurišajen).
Johan Kobe [1A] and his wife Katarina Simonič had 5 children, including:
2A. Johan Kobe b. 1834, m. ca. 1859 to Marija Lakner (Draga 6)1 — they remained at this house.
2B. Katarina Kobe b. 1838, m. 1868 to Johan Lakner (Draga 6)1 — they lived at Draga 2.
2C. Matija Kobe b. 1841, m. 1866 to Lucija Kobe (Piričeva from Špeharji).
2D. Jurij Kobe b. 1843. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
1. Johan Lakner and Marija Lakner were siblings.
Johan Kobe [2A] and his wife Marija Lakner had 2 children which died in infancy or early childhood.
Marija Lakner m. 1863 to her second husband Johan Špehar (Stuparov from Špeharji). Together they had 9 children, including:
3A. Marija Špehar b. 1872, m. 1891 to a man from Klanec 7.
3B. Pavel Špehar b. 1874. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3C. Miha Špehar b. 1877, m. 1902 to Marija Horvat (Jankočeva) — they remained at this house.
3D. Peter Špehar b. 1880, died at the age of 75. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Miha Špehar [3C] and his wife Marija Horvat had 9 children, including:
4A. Marija Špehar b. 1903, m. 1921 to Johan Kobe (Radenci).
4B. Jurij Špehar b. 1907, died at the age of 35. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
4C. Franc Špehar b. 1908, m. 1947 to Bogomira Žalec (Sinji Vrh 67) — they remained at this house.
4D. Štefanija Špehar b. 1910, m. 1933 to Matija Madronič (Dalnje Njive 3).
4E. Pavlina Špehar b. 1912, m. 1935 to Peter Žalec (Jurišajenov).
4F. Franca Špehar b. 1914. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Franc Špehar [4C] and his wife Bogomira Žalec had 2 children.