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.
Ogulin 8 is within the range of new houses in this settlement having been built likely in the late 1870s to the early 1880s.
This house was originally inhabited by a Špehar family. We have yet to find a connection to any other house in the Vinica parish but this is a surname that is much more common in the villages within the Sinji Vrh parish.
After the Špehar family vacated this house, a Gangl family from Vinica moved in.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Miha Špehar (Dalnje Njive 1) b. 1830. He married Marija Mravinec b. 1837 (Mikeševa from Sečje Selo). Together they had 3 children, including:
1B. Miha Špehar b. 1874, m. 1911 to Ana Mihelič (Rožmanova from Dolnji Suhor).
1C. Jurij Špehar b. 1877, died at the age of 20. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Nikolaj Špehar [1A] and his wife Marija Glač had 1 child:
2A. Nikolaj Špehar b. 1898. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
At this point in time, the Špehar lineage came to an end at this house.