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 Papovi. It is conceivable that this house may have been one of the original houses with the surname Papa despite the fact that the dominant surname here has always been Špehar
Through the period of our studies, this is the only house in Učakovci with the surname Špehar. The Špehar surname is more commonly found in Damelj and in the Sinji Vrh parish.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for the wife of the patriarch Katarina Šutej b. 1774. Together, with her husband, she had at least 3 children, including:
1A. Johan Špehar b. 1797, died at the age of 31. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
1B. Matija Špehar b. 1803, m. 1833 to Marija Verbanec (Martinova) — they remained at this house.
1C. Katarina Špehar b. 1809, m. 1833 to Matija Maljevac (Zidarov).
Matija Špehar [1B] and his wife Marija Verbanec had 5 children, including:
2A. Ana Špehar b. 1838. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
2B. Barbara Špehar b. 1843, m. ca. 1864 to Matija Verbanec (Pecojov).
2C. Helena Špehar b. 1847, m. 1873 to Peter Žalec (Ograjčev).
Matija Špehar [1B] m. ca. 1855 to his second wife Katarina Maljevac (Mikičeva). Together they had 4 children, including:
2D. Miha Špehar b. 1857, m. 1883 to Marija Bubaš (Juričeva from Sečje Selo) — they remained at this house.
2E. Katarina Špehar b. 1859, m. 1891 to Matija Hudak (Hudakov) — they lived at Učakovci 43.
Miha Špehar [2D] and his wife Marija Bubaš had 8 children, including:
3A. Miha Špehar b. 1886, m. 1907 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Marija Papa (Gornja Mlinarova) — they lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
3B. Johan Špehar b. 1894. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3C. Jurij Špehar b. 1897, m. 1918 to Johana Simčič (Ravidičeva from Vukovci)1 — they lived at Učakovci 26.
3D. Barbara Špehar b. 1900, m. 1920 to Peter Šveb (Švebov).
3E. Ana Špehar b. 1904, m. 1922 to Jože Simčič (Ravidičev from Vukovci)1.
1. Jože Simčič and Johana Simčič were siblings.