While every house in Slovenia has a civic address, many houses also carry a household name. These names are how other people typically referred to that family. This house carries the name of Markiči. At this time, we are not certain of where this name originated but given the suffix of “iči”, a reasonable assumption would be that the original owner of this house was the son of a man named Marko.
Through the period of our studies, we have found 5 distinct houses in Podklanec which carried the Benec surname. This is the second of the five houses (in order of house address).
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Johan Benec b. 1785. He married Marija Karin b. 1789. Together, they had at least 1 child, including:
1A. Matija Benec b. 1814, m. ca. 1834 to Ana Kajin — they remained at this house.
Matija Benec [1A] and his wife Ana Kajin had 8 children, including:
2A. Ana Benec b. 1833, m. ca. 1855 to Matija Novak.
Matija Benec [1A] m. 1859 to his second wife Ana Malešič. Together they had 9 children, including:
2E. Nikolaj Benec b. 1861. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2G. Franc Benec b. 1868, m. 1906 in Steelton, Pennsylvania to Barbara Želko (Lokvice 2) — they returned to live at this house.
2H. Jurij Benec b. 1879. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Franc Benec [2G] and his wife Barbara Želko had 1 child:
3A. Ana Benec b. 1909. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Matija Novak and his wife Ana Benec [2A] had 4 children, 3 of which were born at this house, including:
3B. Johan Novak b. 1855, m. 1880 to Barbara Cvetaš (Cvetašova).
3C. Jurij Novak b. 1859. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3D. Ana Novak b. 1869, had 2 illegitimate children — she remained at this house.
Ana Novak [3D] had 2 illegitimate children, including:
4A. Ciril Novak b. 1902. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.