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 Pecojovi. This name is likely connected to a family that once lived here with the surname Pecoj.
Through the period of our studies, we have found seven distinct houses which originally carried the Verbanec surname. This is the fourth of the seven houses (in order of house address).
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is forthe wife of the patriarch Ana b. 1771. Together, with her husband, she had at least 4 children, including:
1A. Miha Verbanec b. 1790, m. Ana Flajnik.
1C. Jurij Verbanec b. 1804, m. ca. 1847 to Marija Šnelar (Žlevarova from Nova Lipa) — they remained at this house.
1. Jurij and Katarina Šnelar were siblings.
Matija Verbanec [1B] and his wife Katarina Šnelar had 3 children, including:
2A. Matija Verbanec b. 1841, m. ca. 1864 to Barbara Špehar (Papova) — they remained at this house.
2B. Peter Verbanec b. 1852, m. 1888 to Helena Mihelčič (Staregova).
Jurij Verbanec [1C] and his wife Marija Šnelar had 5 children, including:
2C. Nikolaj Verbanec b. 1847. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2D. Marija Verbanec b. 1850. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
2E. Ana Verbanec b. 1862, m. 1886 to Jurij Runtič (Kovačji Grad 4).
Matija Verbanec [2A] and his wife Barbara Špehar had 7 children, including:
3A. Barbara Verbanec b. 1865. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3B. Franc Verbanec b. 1879, m. to Ana — they lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
3C. Ana Verbanec b. 1883, died at the age of 25. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.