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 Benec surname is only originally found in Podklanec.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Miha Benec b. 1750. He married Barbara Malešič b. 1749. Together, they had at least 1 child, including:
1A. Johan Benec b. 1785, m. ca. 1805 to Marija Karin — they remained at this house.
Johan Benec [1A] and his wife Marija Karin had at least 3 children, including:
2A. Ana Benec b. 1806, m. 1831 to Jurij Žepuhar (Žepuharjev).
2B. Johan Benec b. 1809, m. ca. 1831 to Helena Tomec — they lived at Podklanec 3.
2C. Matija Benec b. 1814, m. 1835 to Ana Kajin (Poljankina) — they remained at this house.
Matija Benec [2C] and his wife Ana Kajin had 9 children, including:
3A. Ana Benec b. 1833, m. ca. 1855 to Matija Novak — they lived at Podklanec 39.
Matija Benec [2C] m. 1859 to his second wife Ana Malešič. Together they had 9 children, including:
3E. Nikolaj Benec b. 1861. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3G. Franc Benec b. 1868, m. 1906 in Steelton, Pennsylvania to Barbara Želko (Lokvice 2) — they returned to live at this house.
3H. Jurij Benec b. 1879. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Matija Benec [3D] and his wife Ana Jaketič had 3 children, including:
4A. Katarina Benec b. 1872, m. 1895 to Jože Moravec (Dolnji Moravčev).
At this point, this family also moved to Podklanec 39.
Franc Benec [3G] and his wife Barbara Želko had 1 child:
3A. Ana Benec b. 1909. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.