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 originally carried the name of Mlinari. This name is likely in reference to the fact that this family owned or operated a mill on the Kolpa river.
Through the period of our studies, we have found five distinct houses which originally carried the Papa surname. This is the first of the five houses (in order of house address). The Papa surname is one that is only found in Učakovci. It should be noted that the Papa families of Učakovci 35 and Učakovci 36 find their origins at the house as well. Miha being the eldest of the Papa brothers remained here. Nikolaj Papa started his family and likely built the house at Učakovci 35. Matija Papa start his family and likely built the house at Učakovci 36.
The oldest records we have found to date for a person from this house is for several siblings, including:
1A. Miha Papa b. 1771, m. ca. 1799 to Barbara Mihelčič — they remained at this house.
1B. Nikolaj Papa b. 1780, m. 1824 to Barbara Fugina — they lived at Učakovci 35.
1C. Jurij Papa b. 1788, m. 1817 to Barbara Šutej — they lived at Učakovci 30.
1D. Matija Papa b. 1795, m. ca. 1819 to Ana Lesica — they remained at this house.
Miha Papa [1A] and his wife Barbara Mihelčič had at least 3 children, including:
2B. Johan Papa b. 1809. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2C. Matija Papa b. 1812. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Matija Papa [1D] and his wife Ana Lesica had at least 5 children, including:
2F. Matija Papa b. 1827 in Učakovci 36. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2G. Marija Papa b. 1831, m. ca. 1852 to Matija Mihelčič (Staregova).
2H. Johan Papa b. 1833. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Jurij Papa [2A] and his wife Katarina Žalec had 8 children, including:
3B. Ana Papa b. 1832, m. ca. 1857 to Johan Runtič (Kovačji Grad 4).
3C. Barbara Papa b. 1841, m. 1870 to Matija Bubaš (Dolnji Bubašov).
3E. Marija Papa b. 1844, m. 1878 to Jurij Šutej (Martinov).
Jurij Papa [3A] and his wife Ana Flajnik had 6 children, including:
4A. Jurij Papa b. 1858. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
4B. Katarina Papa b. 1862, m. 1885 to Franc Brozovič (Mikulinov)
4C. Matija Papa b. 1867, m. 1896 to Ana Prokšelj (Prokšeljova) — they lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
4D. Miha Papa b. 1875, m. 1901 to Ana Papa (Gornja Mlinarova).