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.
Today, this house is known as the Kalčičevi. The origin of this household name was always a bit ambiguous but there was always a suspicion that a family with the surname Kalčič one lived here. Through our studies, we discovered that the original surname at this house was indeed Kalčič, although at this time, we do not know where this family originated. This surname only existed at this house for a short time as Miha Šutej (likely from Sečje Selo) moved in soon after the suspected construction date of this house.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Peter Kalčič b. 1765. He married Katarina Ostronič b. 1765. Together, they had at least 2 children, including:
1A. Marija Kalčič b. 1798, m. ca. 1824 to Miha Šutej (Kovačji Grad) — they remained at this house.
1B. Ana Kalčič b. 1803, died at the age of 28. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
Miha Šutej and his wife Marija Kalčič [1A] had 8 children, including:
2C. Johan Šutej b. 1833, m. a woman from Trieste, Italy.
2D. Katarina Šutej b. 1836. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Jurij Šutej [2A] and his wife Marija Moravec had 9 children, including:
3A. Jurij Šutej b. 1852, m. 1876 to Katarina Malič (Maličkova from Vinica)1 — they remained at this house.
3B. Barbara Šutej b. 1856, m. 1876 to Matija Malič (Maličkov from Vinica)1.
3C. Johan Šutej b. 1861. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
1. Matija Malič and Katarina Malič were siblings.
Jurij Šutej [3A] and his wife Katarina Malič had 2 children, including:
4A. Marija Šutej b. 1877. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Jurij Šutej [3A] m. 1881 to his second wife Johana Kastelic (Cevečova from Vinica). Together they had 11 children, including:
4B. Jože Šutej b. 1882, m. 1906 to Barbara Trempus (Rahova from Vinica) — they remained at this house.
4D. Ana Šutej b. 1895. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
4E. Lojze Šutej b. 1899, m. 1919 to Marija Malič (Hušičeva from Vinica) — they remained at this house.
Jože Šutej [4B] and his wife Barbara Trempus had 1 child:
Lojze Šutej [4E] and his wife Marija Malič had 14 children, including:
5C. Katarina Šutej b.1927, m. a man from Reka.
5D. Janez Šutej b. 1939, died at the age of 68. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.