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 for an individual from this house is for Stanislav Brožič, who had at least 2 children, including:
1A. Ane Brožič, m. 1750 to Jure Joh from Johi
1B. Jure Brožič, m. 1753 to Jelka Ivanovič — they remained in this house
Jure Brožič [1A] and Jelka Ivanovič had at least 7 children, including:
2A. Miha Brožič b. 1774, m. to Bare Benetič — they remained at this house
Miha Brožič [2A] and Bare Benetič had at least 3 children all of which died in infancy or early childhood.
Miha Brožič [2A] married his second wife Barbara Medved (Vukova) from Podklanec 1 in 1817. They had at least 5 children including:
3B. Mate Brožič b. 1824, m. 1848 to Magda Žalec (Žalčeva) — they lived at this house
3C. Ive Brožič b. 1826, served in the military in Capodistria
Mate Brožič [3B] and Magda Žalec had at least 3 children:
4A. Mate Brožič b. 1852, m. 1878 to Ane Čemas (Peričina) — they remained in this house
4C. Marko Brožič b. 1868, m. 1896 to Ane Vranešič (Matkova) — they remained at this house
Mate Brožič [4A] and Ane Čemas produced no living children, then Mate died in 1884. Ane Čemas married Niko Žugelj (Žugljov), he moved into the household and changed the surname. They had 3 children, including:
5B. Bare Žugelj b. 1891, m. 1912 to Joža Lovnički (Bračkov) from Pribanjci 9 — they moved to Pribanjci
Marko Brožič [4C] and Ane Vranešič had 4 children, including:
5C. Marko Brožič b. 1896, d. 1897.
Marko Brožič [4C] and Ane moved to Colorado, USA ca. 1898. They had 2 more children there that also died young. They returned to Zilje in 1902 and moved into the Tirolci since the family there had no children. At the Tirolci they had one son:
3D. Jože Brožič b. 1902, the last Brožič born in Zilje, d. 1925
Marko [4C] died in 1924.
Franc Žugelj [5A] and Ane Balkovec had 4 children, including:
6A. Mare Žugelj b. 1910, m. in Kapelica Parish, Croatia
6B. Ane Žugelj b. 1912, m. in Slavonia