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. The house at Podklanec 16 is one of those houses.
Through the period of our studies, we have found 4 distinct houses which carried the Benec surname. This is the second of the four 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 the wife of the patriarch Ana Hudak b. 1774. Together, with her husband, she had at least 4 children, including:
1A. Johan Benec b. 1796, m. ca. 1829 to Katarina Kajin (Poljankina) — they remained at this house.
1B. Marija Benec b. 1804, died at the age of 42. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
1C. Ana Benec b. 1809, m. 1838 to Peter Tomec (Lovrečov).
Johan Benec [1A] and his wife Katarina Kajin had 5 children, including:
2A. Katarina Benec b. 1830, m. ca. 1854 to Miha Miroslavič (Tomičev from Golek).
2B. Jurij Benec b. 1836, m. 1858 to Katarina Karin (Gornja Karinova) — they remained at this house.
2C. Ana Benec b. 1836, had 1 illegitimate child — she remained at this house.
2D. Marija Benec b. 1839, m. 1863 to Miha Štajdohar (Kalihčan from Hrast).
Katarina Kajin m. 1845 to her second husband Jože Miroslavič (Tomičev from Golek). Together they had 3 children, including:
2E. Barbara Miroslavič b. 1847, m. 1876 to Matija Stanko (Mužnov).
2F. Jože Miroslavič b. 1850, m. 1876 to Ana Mravinec (Mravinčeva from Golek) — they remained at this house.
Jurij Benec [2B] and his wife Katarina Karin had 6 children, including:
3A. Katarina Benec b. 1860, m. 1878 to Jurij Lukanič (Draga 13) — they remained at this house.
3B. Johan Benec b. 1864, m. 1890 to Ana Bubaš (Vukova Gorica 1) — they lived at Podklanec 24.
3C. Helena Benec b. 1870, m. 1890 to Jože Tomec (Tomčev).
Jožef Miroslavič [2F] and his wife Ana Mravinec had 5 children, including:
3D. Jože Miroslavič b. 1882. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
At this point, Jože Miroslavič and Ana Mravinec moved their family to Podklanec 37.
Jurij Lukanič and his wife Katarina Benec [3A] had 1 child which died in early childhood.