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 Gornji Mlinari. This family was likely referred to by this name as Matija Papa is a descendant of the Mlinari at Učakovci 15. The Gornji prefix would have existed been to differentiate the two families.
Through the period of our studies, we have found five distinct houses which originally carried the Papa surname. This is the last of the five houses (in order of house address)..
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Matija Papa (Mlinarov from Učakovci 15) b. 1795. He married Ana Lesica b. 1793. Together, they had at least 5 children, including:
1A. Nikolaj Papa b. 1819, m. ca. 1844 to Helena Brozovič (Brozovičeva) — they remained at this house.
1B. Katarina Papa b. 1822. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
1C. Matija Papa b. 1827. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
1D. Marija Papa b. 1831, m. ca. 1851 to Matija Mihelčič (Staregov).
1E. Johan Papa b. 1833. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Nikolaj Papa [1A] and his wife Helena Brozovič had 9 children, including:
2A. Jakob Papa b. 1845, died at the age of 60. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
2B. Ana Papa b. 1847, m. 1869 to Nikolaj Maljevac (Mikičev).
2C. Marija Papa b. 1850, m. 1875 to Jože Prokšelj (Učakovci 25).
2D. Jurij Papa b. 1854, m. 1880 to Ana Hudak (Hudakova)1 — they remained at this house.
2E. Katarina Papa b. 1855, m. 1880 to Jurij Hudak (Hudakov)1.
2F. Matija Papa b. 1857, m. 1888 to Barbara Verbanec (Martinova).
2G. Johan Papa b. 1862, m. 1887 to Ana Bubaš (Dolnja Bubašova).
1. Jurij Hudak and Ana Hudak are siblings.
Nikolaj Papa [1A] m. 1868 to his second wife Barbara Gorše (Hrast 35) but never had any children.
Jurij Papa [2D] and his wife Ana Hudak had 6 children, including:
3A. Ana Papa b. 1880, m. 1901 to Miha Papa (Mlinarov) — they remained at this house.
3B. Marija Papa b. 1883, m. 1907 in Pittsburgh, PA to Miha Špehar (Papov) — they remained in Pittsburgh, PA.
3C. Barbara Papa b. 1886, m. 1909 in Pittsburgh, PA to Matija Cvetič (Jesihov) — they remained in Pittsburgh, PA.
3D. Johana Papa b. 1902. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3E. Veronika Papa b. 1910, m. 1936 to Jože Horvat (Hrast 36).
Miha Papa and his wife Ana Papa [3A] had 8 children, including:
4A. Frančiška Papa b. 1902, died at the age of 67. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
4B. Ana Papa b. 1904, m. 1924 to Miha Šnelar (Polančev from Kovačji Grad).
4C. Marija Papa b. 1912, m. 1933 to Franc Papa (Papov35).
4D. Johan Papa b. 1915, m. 1939 to Marija Špehar (Jankova) — they remained at this house.
Johan Papa [4D] and his wife Marija Špehar had 5 children.