While most houses in Slovenia carry a household name, there are some houses which do not exist anymore and were deserted many years before anyone was aware of their existence. The household names for these houses is therefore lost as it was not documented anywhere either. In the case of some smaller settlements such as Ogulin, Drežnik and Kovačji Grad, household names were never widely adopted as there was no need to differentiate families from each other. In the case of Kovačji Grad, despite the fact that 4 of the 8 houses had people with the surname of Šutej, there is very limited repetition of surnames leading to the use of surnames as the “household name”. This house is one of the exceptions in Kovačji Grad. This household name is Polančevi. At this time, the origin of this name is unknown to us.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Matija Šnelar b. 1773. He married Doroteja Belavič b. 1778. Together, they had at least 9 children, including:
1B. Nikolaj Šnelar b. 1799. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
1C. Matija Šnelar b. 1802, died at the age of 33 in Karlovac. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
1D. Marija Šnelar b. 1802. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
1F. Ana Šnelar b. 1809. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Jurij Šnelar [1A] and his wife Ana Verbanec had 3 children, including:
2A. Johan Šnelar b. 1835. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2B. Barbara Šnelar b. 1839, m. to Jurij Verbanec (Paričev from Vukovci).
2C. Marija Šnelar b. 1846, m. 1872 to Jurij Šutej (Kovačji Grad 6).
Miha Šnelar [1G] and his wife Marija Mihelčič had 7 children, including:
2D. Matija Šnelar b. 1848, m. 1873 to Barbara Šutej (Kovačji Grad 8) — they remained at this house.
2E. Ana Šnelar b. 1852, m. 1873 to Matija Šutej (Kovačji Grad 5).
2G. Jurij Šnelar b. 1857, m. 1883 to Barbara Simčič (Ravidičova from Vukovci) — they remained at this house.
2H. Barbara Šnelar b. 1863, m. 1883 to Matija Simčič (Ravidičov from Vukovci).
Matija Šnelar [2D] and his wife Barbara Šutej did not have any children.
Jurij Šnelar [2G] and his wife Barbara Simčič had 2 children, including:
Jurij Šnelar [2D] m. 1889 to his second wife Marija Flajnik (Brožičeva from Otok). Together they had 6 children, including:
3B. Jurij Šnelar b. 1891. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3D. Matija Šnelar b. 1904, m. 1930 to Ana Špehar (Andrijaševa from Damelj).
3E. Johan Šnelar b. 1910, died at the age of 38. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Miha Šnelar [3C] and his wife Ana Papa had 9 children.