The beginnings of our family branch date back to the 18th century. The first Kovač we know of was Janez Kovač in 1790. The house was said to be on a stream or on streams (a stream ran nearby).
At first, it was an intermediate stop for the Furmanes – these were farmers who transported timber, hay, stones or anything to distant places – usually to the Croatian river, as well as to other Croatian places. They stopped at this establishment, ate something warm, fed their horses, and continued on. Many of them also slept in our stable.