The name of this household very likely indicates a shoemaker (German Schuster) lived here at some time. The original surname of this household at Zilje 4 was Jaketič, until Ive Čemas (Izklančev) married into the family in 1847. The Čemas surname remained until the the family moved to the USA, abandoning the house in the early 1900s. The house today is in ruins.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Matija Jaketič. He married Kata Maljevac. Together, they had at least 4 children, including:
1A. Ana Jaketič b. 1789, m. 1809 to Ivan Žugelj (Žugljov).
1B. Jurij Jaketič b. 1799, m. 1816 to Kata Čadonič — they remained at this house.
1C. Katarina Jaketič b. 1806, m. 1829 to Miha Johović (Glavica).
Jurij Jaketič [1B] and his wife Katarina Čadonič had at least 4 children, including:
2A. Ana Jaketič b. 1820, m. 1843 to Ivan Domitrović (Milani).
2B. Marija Jaketič b. 1825, m. 1847 to Johan Čemas (Izklančev) — they remained at this house.
2C. Barbara Jaketič b. 1828, m. 1851 to Štefan Špelić (Glavica).
Ivan Čemas and his wife Marija Jaketič [2B] had 7 children, including:
3A. Jurij Čemas b. 1848, m. 1871 to Marija Starešinič (Špeličeva) — they remained at this house.
3C. Barbara Čemas b. 1860, m. 1882 to Johan Starešinič (Pečov).
3D. Katarina Čemas b. 1863, m. 1886 to Jože Moravec (Moravčev).
3E. Helena Čemas b. 1866, m. in Veliki Jadrč
3F. Marija Čemas b. 1871. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Jurij Čemas [3A] and his wife Mare Starešinič had 6 children, including:
4A. Ana Čemas b. 1876, m. 1901 in Montana to Mika Čemas (Čemasov).
4B. Franc Čemas b. 1883, m. 1906 to Magda Čemas (Majiščarska) — they remained at this house.
Franc Čemas [4B] and his wife Magda Čemas had at least 3 children, including:
5A. Franc Čemas b. 1908, died at the age of 1939 in Arizona. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
5B. Joe Chemas b. 1913. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
5C. Lawrence Chemas b. 1918, died at the age of 2005 in Los Angeles. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
The entire family moved to Los Angeles with him some time during the 1920s. At this point, the Šoštar lineage ended in Zilje 4.