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 an ancestor of the Šoštari is for Mate Jaketič. He married Kata Malovec (Maljevec?). Together, they had at least 4 children, including:
1A. Ane Jaketič b. 1789, m. 1809 to Ivan Žugelj (Žugljov).
1B. Jure Jaketič b. 1799, m. 1816 to Kata Čadonič — they remained at this house.
1C. Kata Jaketič b. 1806, m. 1829 to Miha Johović (Glavica).
Jure Jaketič [1B] and his wife Kata Čadonič :hadatleast: 4 children, including:
2A. Ane Jaketič b. 1820, m. 1843 to Ive Domitrović (Milani).
2B. Mare Jaketič b. 1825, m. 1847 to Ive Čemas (Izklančev) — they remained at this house.
2C. Bare Jaketič b. 1828, m. 1851 to Štefan Špelić (Glavica).
Ive Čemas and his wife Mare Jaketič [2B] :hadatleast: 7 children, including:
3A. Jure Čemas b. 1848, m. 1871 to Mare Starešinič (Špeličeva) — they remained at this house.
3C. Bare Čemas b. 1860, m. 1882 to Ive Starešinič (Pečov).
3D. Kata Čemas b. 1863, m. 1886 to Jože Moravec (Moravčev).
3E. Jelka Čemas b. 1866, m. in Veliki Jadrč
3F. Mare Čemas b. 1871. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Jure Čemas [3A] and his wife Mare Starešinič had 6 children, including:
4A. Ane Čemas b. 1876, m. 1901 to Mika Čemas (Čemasov) in Montana.
4B. Franc Čemas b. 1883, m. 1906 to Magda Čemas (Majiščarska) — they remained at this house.
Franc Čemas [4B] and his wife Magda Čemas :hadatleast: 1 child before Franc moved to the USA in 1907:
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.