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 Jakopovi. It is quite possible that this name has some relation to the original owner of the home, Jaka (Jakob) or Jack.
Through the period of our studies, we have found 4 distinct houses which carried the Malešič surname. This is the last of the four houses (in order of house address). The Malešič surname is only originally found in Podklanec as well as some villages on the other side of the Kolpa in Croatia.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Matija Malešič b. 1761. Together with his wife, they had at least 1 child, including:
1A. Ana Malešič b. 1791, m. ca. 1823 to Peter Flajnik — they remained at this house.
Peter Flajink and his wife Ana Malešič [1A] had at least 7 children, including:
2A. Marija Flajnik b. 1823, m. 1842 to a man from Croatia.
Ana Malešič [1A] m. Aft. 1831 to her second husband Jakob Štukelj (Starihov Vrh). Together, they had at least 1 child, including:
2C. Matija Štukelj b. 1835. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Jurij Flajnik [2B] and his wife Helena Čadonič did not have any children therefore ending the original Malešič lineage at this house.
At this point, Johan Benec (Podklanec 16) and Ana Bubaš moved into the vacant house to have their family.
Johan Benec and his wife Ana Bubaš had 8 children, including:
2A. Franc Benec b. 1892. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2B. Marija Benec b. 1893, m. 1911 to Jože Špelič (Drenovec 3).
2D. Jurij Benec b. 1901, m. 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Ana Zatovšek (Lukinova).
2E. Barbara Benec b. 1905, m. 1926 to Jože Brkopec (Vinica 59).
1. Janez and Johana Flajnik were siblings.
Jože Benec [2C] and his wife Johana Flajnik had 11 children.