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 Kovačevi. This name may suggest that the family had its own steel mill as a Kovač is a blacksmith.
Through the period of our studies, we have found seven distinct houses which originally carried the Verbanec surname. This is the sixth of the seven houses (in order of house address).
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Marko Verbanec b. 1770. He married Marija Maljevac b. 1780. Together they had at least 4 children, including:
1A. Jurij Verbanec b. 1806. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
1B. Margareta Verbanec b. 1813, m. ca. 1838 to Jurij Mihelčič (Goričan).
1C. Matija Verbanec b. 1820, m. 1838 to Marija Radovič (Sečje Selo 2) — they remained at this house.
1D. Marko Verbanec b. 1826. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Matija Verbanec [1C] and his wife Marija Radovič had 7 children, including:
2A. Marija Verbanec b. 1844, had 3 illegitimate children — she remained at this house.
2B. Jurij Verbanec b. 1847, m. 1873 to Katarina Špehar (Matasova from Perudina) — they remained at this house.
2D. Johan Verbanec b. 1859, m. 1885 to Ana Cvetič (Jesihova) — they lived in Pittsburgh, PA before finally settling at Učakovci 48.
Marija Verbanec [2A] had 3 illegitimate children, including:
3A. Amalija Verbanec b. 1882 in Zagreb had 3 illegitimate children — she lived in Karlovac.
3B. Ljubica Verbanec b. 1882. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Jurij Verbanec [2B] and his wife Katarina Špehar had 3 children, including:
3C. Jurij Verbanec b. 1881. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3D. Ana Verbanec b. 1883. She ended up living in Butte, Montana.
3E. Barbara Verbanec b. 1889. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3F. Helena Verbanec b. 1892. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3G. Matija Verbanec b. 1897, m. 1918 to Katarina Fabič (Pribanjci 32) — they remained at this house.
Matija Verbanec [3G] and his wife Katarina Fabič had 4 children.