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”.
Through the period of our studies, we have found four distinct houses which originally carried the Šutej surname in Kovačji Grad. This is the last of the four houses (in order of house address).
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Matija Šutej b. 1775. Together with his first wife, they had at least 3 children, including:
1B. Peter Šutej b. 1812. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
1C. Matija Šutej b. 1815, died at the age of 71 in Croatia. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Matija Šutej m. ca. 1819 to his second wife Ana Mihelčič (Učakovci). Together, they had at least 4 children, including:
1D. Jurij Šutej b. 1823, m. 1846 to Katarina Radovič (Sečje Selo 16) — they remained at this house.
1E. Barbara Šutej b. 1825, m. 1844 to Matija Malič (Školnik from Vinica).
1F. Marko Šutej b. 1827. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Jurij Šutej [1D] and his wife Katarina Radovič had 10 children, including:
2A. Katarina Šutej b. 1844, had 2 illegitimate children which died in infancy.
2B. Ana Šutej b. 1846, m. 1875 to Johan Flajnik (Hrast pri Vinici 12).
2D. Barbara Šutej b. 1851, m. 1873 to Matija Šnelar (Polančev).
2F. Johan Šutej b. 1859, m. 1884 to Lucija Maganja (Fratrovci 21) — they remained at this house.
2G. Marija Šutej b. 1863, m. 1882 to Štefan Kobe (Ivančev from Otok).
Jurij Šutej [2E] and his wife Ana Moravec had 1 child:
3A. Ana Šutej b. 1887, m. 1906 to Ciril Trempus (Ogulin 9).
Johan Šutej [2F] and his wife Lucija Maganja had 2 children, including:
3B. Johan Šutej b. 1885 in Fratrovci. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.