The Dolnji Cvetaši of Zilje 40 originated at the Gornji Cvetaši. The split occurred ca. 1834 when Niko Cvetaš built a new house across the street from Zilje 16. The ownership of the mill was also split at this time. The status animarum records this household as (Dolnji) Mlinari (and the Gornji Mlinari at Zilje 16). The change in surname came in the early 1900s.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Nikolaj Cvetaš (Gornji Cvetašov) b. 1808. He married Helena Jaketič (Perušičeva) b. 1813. Together, they had at least 10 children, including:
1A. Peter Cvetaš b. 1835, m. 1856 to Ana Starešinič (Špeličeva) — they remained at this house.
1B. Katarina Cvetaš b. 1837, m. 1863 in Bosiljevo.
1C. Marija Cvetaš b. 1840, m. 1871 to Miha Balkovec (Petrišin).
1E. Ivan Cvetaš b. 1849, died at the age of 21. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
Peter Cvetaš [1A] and his wife Ane Starešinič had 9 children, including:
2B. Margareta Cvetaš b. 1867, m. 1893 to Matija Čemas (Majiščarski).
2C. Johan Cvetaš b. 1869, m. 1899 to Maria A Osvald in Omaha, Nebraska.
2E. Jurij Cvetaš b. 1878, m. 1901 to Katerina A Cech in Omaha, Nebraska.
Peter Cvetaš [2A] and his wife Ane Balkovec had 7 children, including:
3A. Franc Cvetaš b. 1882, m. 1907 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Helena Čemas (Čemasova) — they eventually returned to live at this house.
3B. Barbara Cvetaš b. 1885, m. 1905 to Matija Žugelj (Žugljov).
3C. Nikolaj Cvetaš b. 1888, m. 1914 to Mary Žitnik in Omaha, Nebraska.
3D. Matija Cvetaš b. 1892, m. 1919 to Margaret B Jakovic in Omaha, Nebraska.
3E. Ane Cvetaš b. 1895, m. 1919 to Joseph A Lesac in Omaha, Nebraska.
Johan Cvetaš [2C] and his wife Maria A Osvald had 7 children in Nebraska, including:
3F. Helen M Cvetas b. 1901, m. 1925 to Frank E Taylor
3G. Joseph M Cvetas b. 1903, m. 1939 to Rose A Hobya
3H. Frances H Cvetas b. 1906. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3I. John Cvetas b. ca. 1908. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
3J. Lucille Cvetas b. 1910, m. 1937 to Russell J Swanson
3K. Mary Ann Cvetas b. 1916. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
George Cvetaš [2E] and his wife Katerina A Cech had 5 children in Nebraska, including:
3L. Lillian M Cvetas b. 1901, m. 1920 to August A Rieser
3M. Joseph J Cvetas b. 1904, m. 1935 to Mabel Baughman
3N. Helen F Cvetas b. 1908, m. 1928 to George Solis
3O. Agnes A Cvetas b. 1914, m. 1932 to Sebastian J Melingagio
Franc Cvetaš [3A] and his wife Helena Čemas (Čemasova) had 3 children, including:
4A. Frank Cvetas b. 1907 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
4B. Friederich Miroslav Cvetaš b. 1910 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
4C. Ana Cvetaš b. 1914, m. 1935 to Miha Jaketič (Dolnji Lugarov) — they remained at this house.
4D. Barbara Cvetaš b. 1916, m. 1943 to Jože Čadonič (Ivičin).
Miha Jaketič and his wife Ana Cvetaš [4C] had 3 children.