The Status Animarum of 1881 names this family as Majiščari, however older Ziljani remember this household being called the Mali Majiščari. This family was not directly related to the Majiščari, but likely moved here from the Peričini household on the old road. The last member of this family was Helena Čemas who died in 1939. Nothing remains of the Zilje 34 house today.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Johan Čemas. He married Marija Benetič. Together, they had at least 6 children, including:
1A. Ana Čemas b. ca. 1809, m. to Ivan Johović (Johi 8).
1B. Miha Čemas b. 1811, m. 1835 to Barbara Tomec (Podklanec 19) — they remained at this house.
1C. Nikolaj Čemas b. 1814, m. 1836 to Magdalena Balkovec (Škrpelska) — they remained at this house.
Miha Čemas [1B] and his wife Barbara Tomec had at least 2 children, including:
2A. Marija Čemas b. 1835, m. 1860 to Johan Jaketič (Ivičin) — they lived at Zilje 43.
Nikolaj Čemas [1C] and his wife Magdalena Balkovec had 5 children, including:
2B. Nikolaj Čemas b. 1847, m. 1871 to Barbara Cvetaš (Kosovkina) — they remained at this house.
2C. Jurij Čemas b. 1860, m. 1882 to Helena Čemas (Čemasova) — they remained at this house.
Nikolaj Čemas [2B] and his wife Barbara Cvetaš had 1 child:
3A. Franc Čemas b. 1873, m. 1899 to Magdalena Brožič (Dolnja Brožičeva).
Nikolaj Čemas [2B] m. 1874 to his second wife Ana Jaketič (Perušičeva). They did not have any children.
Jurij Čemas [2C] and his wife Helena Čemas had 3 children, including:
3B. Peter Čemas b. 1885, m. ca. 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Ms. Slanina — they lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
3C. Jože Čemas b. 1894, m. ca. 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Dragica (Caroline) Jakovac.
Peter Čemas [3B] and his wife Ms. Slanina had at least 2 children, including:
4A. Helen Chemas b. ca. 1914. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
4B. Peter F Chemas b. 1915, m. 1944 to Lellie K White in Washington D.C.
Peter Čemas [3C] m. 1923 to his second wife Emma Beckert. Together, they had at least 1 child, including:
4C. Robert A Chemas b. 1925, m. to Alma in Pittsburgh
Joseph Čemas [3D] and his wife Caroline Jakovac had at least 2 children, including:
4D. Helen C Cemas b. 1927, m. 1950 to James Cichra
4E. Frederick Cemas b. 1932, d. 1972
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Hi. I am Robert Chemas b. 1953 son of Peter F Chemas b. 1915
I would like contact info. Thanks.
Bob — not sure if we ever replied, if not, nice to meet you! We are distantly related, so that is interesting… Do you live near Pittsburgh?