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 Kruheči. At this time, we are not certain of where this name originated.
While Štefanič is a common name in the neighbouring parish of Dragatuš, it has not been found in any other house as an original surname in the Vinica parish except for the Kruheči of Vinica 69 which is an offshoot of this house.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Matija Štefanič b. 1777. He married Katarina Grabrijan b. 1786. Together, they had at least 2 children, including:
1A. Matija Štefanič b. 1811, m. 1840 to Barbara Culiberk — they remained at this house.
1B. Ana Štefanič b. 1819, m. 1844 to Miha Prokšelj (Učakovci 25).
Matija Štefanič [1A] and his wife Barbara Ćuliberk had 8 children, including:
2A. Marija Štefanič b. 1841, m. 1862 to Johan Flajnik (Dolnji Bertov from Perudina).
2B. Katarina Štefanič b. 1844, m. 1864 to Jurij Benetič (Benetičev from Golek pri Vinici)1.
2C. Matija Štefanič b. 1847, m. 1865 to Katarina Benetič (Benetičeva from Golek pri Vinici)1 — they remained at this house.
2D. Ana Štefanič b. 1849, m. 1875 to Marko Špelič (Drenovec 3).
2E. Magdalena Štefanič b. 1851, m. 1871 to Jurij Stegne (Podklanec 27).
2F. Jurij Štefanič b. 1854, m. 1885 to Barbara Malešič (Bračkova) — they lived at Golek pri Vinici 4.
1. Jurij Benetič and Katarina Benetič were siblings.
Matija Štefanič [2C] and his wife Katarina Benetič had 6 children, including:
3A. Matija Štefanič b. 1866. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3B. Katarina Štefanič b. 1870, m. 1894 to Johan Moravec (Makarov).
3C. Marija Štefanič b. 1874, m. 1895 to Janez Kočevar (Podlog 4).
3D. Jože Štefanič b. 1879, m. 1903 to Ana Kajin (Poljankina) — they remained at this house.
Jože Štefanič [3D] and his wife Ana Kajin had 11 children, including:
4A. Ana Štefanič b. 1903, m. 1922 in the United States.
4B. Johan Štefanič b. 1904, m. 1927 to Roza Bubaš (Johi 4) — they remained at this house.
4C. Jože Štefanič b. 1907, m. 1934 to Roza Cvar (Vinica 38) — they lived at Vinica 69.
4D. Štefan Štefanič b. 1910, died at the age of 32 in Črnomelj.
4E. Miha Štefanič b. 1911, m. 1934 to Marija Puhek (Kalčeva from Sečje Selo) — they lived at Vinica 45.
4F. Franc Štefanič b. 1914, died at the age of 54 in Toronto, Canada.
Johan Štefanič [4B] and his wife Roza Bubaš had 1 child.