The Gornji Cvetaši at Zilje 16, as they are known today, are one of two Cvetaš households that existed in Zilje in the mid 1700s. The status animarum records The Gornji Cvetaši as the Mlinari, along with the Dolnji Cvetaši at Zilje 40 next door. The split between the Mlinari households occurred ca. 1834 when Niko Cvetaš, younger brother of Ive, built a new house at Zilje 40. The surname has likely always been Cvetaš, as the locale is named as such (Cvetaševo selo), and the tax registers of 1674 and 1690 record individuals with this surname, living in Zilje and owning a mill (or two). It was only in 1880 when Jožef Grdun (Jurasov) married into the family that the surname changed.
The oldest record we have for an individual from this household is for Jure Cvetaš, who had at least two sons:
1A. Nikolaj Cvetaš b. ca. 1735, m. 1753 to Kata Franković from Glavica — they lived at this house
1B. Jure Cvetaš, married — he had children at this house
Nikolaj Cvetaš [1A] and Kata Franković had at least 6 children, including:
2A. Niko Cvetaš, m. 1779 to Mare Balkovec from Balkovci — they lived at this house
2B. Ive Cvetaš b. 1769, m. 1786 to Marija Stegne from Golek — they lived at this house
Jure Cvetaš [1B] had at least one child:
Niko Cvetaš [2A] and Mare Balkovec had at least 1 child.
Ive Cvetaš [2B] and Marija Stegne had at least 9 children, including:
3A. Ive Cvetaš b. 1794, m. 1815 to Kata Čemas — they lived at this house
Ive Cvetaš [3A] and Kata Čemas had at least 7 children, including:
4A. Ive Cvetaš b. 1826, m. 1844 to Kata Čadonič (Markova) — they lived at this house
4B. Mate Cvetaš b. 1828, he was in the military
4C. Ane Cvetaš b. 1831, m.1854 to Ivan Kajin (Belavičev) from Podklanec 33
Ive Cvetaš [4A] and Kata Čadonič had at least 7 children, including:
5B. Bare Cvetaš b. 1860, m. 1880 to Jože Grdun (Jurasov) from Grduni 5 — they lived at this house, changing the surname to Grdun
Kata Čadonič died in 1873. Ive Cvetaš [4A] married Bare Čadonič (Gornja Mihelova) in 1874. Ive Cvetaš [4A] died in 1874.
Bare Cvetaš [5B] and Jože Grdun had at least 7 children, including:
6B. Jože Grdun b. 1886, moved to the USA in 1908, m. 1911 in the USA
6D. Janko Grdun b. 1892, m. 1911 to Bare Jaketič (Gornja Lugarova) — they lived at this house
6E. Bare Grdun b. 1898
Janko Grdun [6D] and Bare Jaketič had one son:
7A. Franc Grdun b. 1912