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 Jankoči. This name finds its origins in the name of the multiple patriarchs of this household named Janko, Johan or Janez.
Through the period of our studies, we have found two houses which originally carried the Horvat surname in Kot pri Damlju. This is the second of the two houses (in order of house address). The Horvat surname is not very common in the Vinica parish but very common across all of Slovenia. It is likely a mutation of Hrvat which translates to Croatian.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Johan Horvat b. 1798. He married Katarina Fortun b. 1802. They did not have any children.
Johan Horvat and his wife Katarina Lovrenčič had 9 children, including:
2A. Johan Horvat b. 1853, m. 1879 to Katarina Žalec (Guštinkina from Sinji Vrh) — they remained at this house.
2B. Miha Horvat b. 1858. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Johan Horvat [2A] and his wife Katarina Žalec had 6 children, including:
3A. Johan Horvat b. 1880, m. 1907 to Marija Fortun (Fortunova from Damelj) — they remained at this house.
3B. Franc Horvat b. 1883. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3C. Marija Horvat b. 1885, m. 1902 to Miha Špehar (Ivančeva).
3D. Matija Horvat b. 1888. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3E. Franca Horvat b. 1896, m. 1920 to Martin Rožman (Klanec 27).
3F. Peter Horvat b. 1903, m. 1927 to Marija Lakner (Špeharji 22) — they lived at Dalnje Njive 1.
Johan Horvat [3A] and his wife Marija Fortun had 6 children, including:
4A. Marija Horvat b. 1908, m. 1925 to Miha Kobe (Kapšev from Srednji Radenci).
4B. Štefanija Horvat b. 1911, m. 1933 to Ludvik Špehar (Dalnje Njive 6).