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. Another contributing factor to this lack of a household name may also be the size of a settlement. Ogulin at its peak only had 10 houses which may have lead to a lack of “official” household names being documented in church documents. Everyone knew everyone so there was no real need to uniquely identify households. Nonetheless, even though they are not documented, household names still exist for these families today.
There never was any true continuity of families living at this house. This house was originally inhabited by a Radovič family but is suspected that this may have only been for one generation before Jurij Benetič of Golek 5 moved in and changed the surname at this house. This also was short lived with this family only being here for one generation.
Another family moved in after the Benetič occupation but this family has no apparent ties to anyone else in the Vinica parish. The only connection that is evident is one with an Ivan Kocijan from Otok (Podzemlj parish) but even they quickly left the house and moved to Karlovac. Ownership of the house was transferred to an Agnes Kočevar of Podlog (Stari Trg parish) who was likely a relative to some degree.
It is not definitively documented but it would appear that Agnes Kočevar never actually lived at this house. Nevertheless, around 1900, she gave up ownership of this house to Johan Medved (Dolnji Medvedov) and his wife Frančiška Kočevar (who may have been a sister or perhaps a niece) when he sold his house at Podklanec 4 to Peter Žugelj who at the time was living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his new family.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for the patriarch’s wife Katarina. She and her husband had at least 2 children, including:
1B. Ana Radovič b. 1824. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Johan Medved (Dolnji Medvedov) and his wife Frančiška Kočevar (Podlog 4) had 11 children, including:
2A. Ivana Medved b. 1889 at Podklanec 4. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
2D. Peter Medved b. 1901 at Podklanec 4, m. ca. 1826 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Jennifer Morel.
2E. Jožefa Medved b. 1903 at Podklanec 4. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
2F. Kristina Medved b. 1905, m. 1931 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario to Franc Reželj (Mirna Peč).
2G. Angela Medved b. 1907. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Jože Mihelič and his wife Agnes Medved [2B] had 5 children, including:
3A. Katarina Mihelič b. 1914. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3B. Ana Mihelič b. 1920 at the Mentanova house in Vinica. died at the age of 79. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.