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”.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Miha Runtič b. 1794. He married Barbara Verbanec b. 1793. Together, they had at least 7 children, including:
1A. Matija Runtič b. 1821, died at the age of 60. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
1B. Katarina Runtič b. 1823, died at the age of 40. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
Johan Runtič [1D] and his wife Ana Papa had 8 children, including:
2A. Johan Runtič b. 1858, died at the age of 32 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
2D. Marija Runtič b. 1868, m. 1889 to a man from Fratrovci 5.
2E. Barbara Runtič b. 1872. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Jurij Runtič [2B] and his wife Ana Verbanec had 5 children, including:
3A. Franc Runtič b. 1889. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3B. Johan Runtič b. 1895, m. 1920 to Katarina Tomac (Pribanjci) — they remained at this house.
Johan Runtič [2B] and his wife Katarina Tomac had 4 children.