The house built by Jure Čadonič and Ane Žalec, Zilje 47, no longer exists. It is very possible that the pod (a barn for storage) of the current Gornji Stegneti house was built on the foundations of the Dolnji Stegneti house. The household we know of today as the Dolnji Stegneti is named so only because Jurij Čadonič (Dolnji Stegneč) and Katarina Čemas, upon returning from Pittsburgh, USA, moved into the house where she was born, Zilje 5. From this point onwards, Zilje 5 was no longer known as the Čemasi, but the Dolnji Stegneti. The original Dolnji Stegneti (Zilje 47) house was soon after abandoned.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Jurij Čadonič (Gornji Stegnetov). He married Ana Žalec (Brdarska). Together they had 7 children, including:
1A. Jurij Čadonič b. 1870, m. 1901 to Katarina Čemas (Čemasova).
1B. Ana Čadonič b. 1873, m. 1895 to Anton Jaketič (Moravčev) — they lived at Zilje 51.
Jurij Čadonič was in the military from ca. 1873 to 1877. Upon his return he built his own household at Zilje 47, an offshoot (delnik) of the Stegneti, likely called the Dolnji Stegneti (not to be confused with Dolnji Stegneti of Zilje 5).
1C. Barbara Čadonič b. 1878, m. 1903 to Janko Miketič (Rženičin from Kroci).
1D. Nikolaj Čadonič b. 1880, m. 1904 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Katarina Miketič (Rženičina from Kroci).
1E. Johan Čadonič b. 1883, m. 1908 in Pittsburgh, USA to Barbara Rogina (Mikulinova from Stara Lipa).
Jurij Čadonič m. 1890 to his second wife Magdalena Starešinič (Pečova). They did not have any children.
Jurij Čadonič [1A] and his wife Katarina Čemas had 6 children, including:
2A. Barbara Čadonič b. 1901, m. 1923 to Franc Čemas (Dolnji Brožičev).
Jurij Čadonič [1A] and Katarina Čemas then lived in Pittsburgh, USA from ca.1905 to 1909. Upon returning, they moved into Katarina’s birth home, Zilje 5 which had been abandoned, and brought with them the name Dolnji Stegneti, and continued to have more children, including:
2B. Katarina Čadonič b. 1910, m. 1931 to Franc Brozovič (Mišičev from Sečje Selo).