The Gornji Brožiči household at Zilje 9 is the original Brožič household in Zilje. The split between the Gornji and Dolnji Brožiči happened ca. 1818, and there is evidence the two families remained close enough that each had children born in both houses. The name of this household derives from the Brožič surname, which was in use until Nikolaj Žugelj (Žugljov) married into the family in 1885.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Stanislav Brožič. Together with his wife, they had at least 2 children, including:
1A. Ana Brožič, m. 1750 to Jure Joh from Johi
1B. Jurij Brožič, m. 1753 to Helena Ivanovič — they remained at this house.
Jurij Brožič [1A] and his wife Helena Ivanovič had at least 7 children, including:
2A. Miha Brožič b. 1774, m. to Barbara Benetič — they remained at this house.
2B. Nikolaj Brožič b. 1781, m. to Katarina Štajdohar — they lived at Zilje 32.
Miha Brožič [2A] and his wife Bare Benetič had at least 3 children which died in infancy or early childhood.
Miha Brožič [2A] m. 1817 to his second wife Barbara Medved (Podklanec 1). Together, they had at least 5 children, including:
3B. Matija Brožič b. 1824, m. 1848 to Magdalena Žalec (Žalčeva) — they remained at this house.
3C. Ivan Brožič b. 1826, served in the military in Capodistria.
Matija Brožič [3B] and his wife Magdalena Žalec had 3 children:
4A. Matija Brožič b. 1852, m. 1878 to Ana Čemas (Peričina)1 — they remained at this house.
4B. Ana Brožič b. 1857, m. 1878 to Jurij Čemas (Peričin)1.
4C. Marko Brožič b. 1868, m. 1896 to Ana Vranešič (Matkova) — they remained at this house.
1. Jurij Čemas and Ana Čemas were siblings.
Matija Brožič [4A] and his wife Ana Čemas had 4 children which died in infancy..
Ana Čemas m. 1885 to her second husband Nikolaj Žugelj (Žugljov). Together they had 3 children, including:
5B. Barbara Žugelj b. 1891, m. 1912 to Jože Lovnički (Bračkov from Pribanjci) — they lived at Pribanjci 9.
Marko Brožič [4C] and his wife Ana Vranešič had 4 children, including:
5C. Jože Brožič b. 1902, died at the age of 23 in Zilje 43. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Franc Žugelj [5A] and his wife Ana Balkovec had 4 children, including:
6A. Marija Žugelj b. 1910, m. in Kapelica Parish, Croatia
6B. Ana Žugelj b. 1912, m. in Slavonia.
Franc Žugelj [5A] m. 1919 to his second wife Angela Vesel (Vinica). Together they had 9 children.