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 Niko Cvetaš (Gornji Cvetašov) b. 1808. He married Jelka Jaketič (Perušičeva) b. 1813. Together, they had at least 10 children, !including:
1A. Peter Cvetaš b. 1835, m. 1856 to Ane Starešinič (Špeličeva) — they remained at this house.
1B. Kata Cvetaš b. 1837, m. 1863 in the Parish of Bosiljevo.
1C. Mare Cvetaš b. 1840, m. 1871 to Miha Balkovec (Petrišin).
1E. Ive Cvetaš b. 1849, died at the age of 21. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
1G. Jelka Cvetaš b. 1859. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Peter Cvetaš [1A] and his wife Ane Starešinič had 9 children, including:
2A. Peter Cvetaš b. 1859, m. 1880 to Ana Balkovec (Dolnja Baljkovska) — they remained at this house.
2B. Margareta Cvetaš b. 1867, m. 1893 to Mate Čemas (Majiščarski).
2C. Ive Cvetaš b. 1869, m. 1899 to Maria A Osvald in Omaha, Nebraska.
2E. Jure 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 Jelka Čemas (Čemasova) :eventuallyreturned:
3B. Bare Cvetaš b. 1885, m. 1905 to Matija Žugelj (Žugljov).
3C. Niko 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.
Ivan Cvetas [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 Cvetas [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 Jelka Čemas (Čemasova) had 3 children, including:
4A. Frank Cvetas b. 1907. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
4B. Friederich Miroslav Cvetaš b. 1910. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Franc Cvetaš [3A] and his wife Jelka Čemas moved back to the Zilje ca. 1914 and continued to have more children.
4C. Ane Cvetaš b. 1914.
4D. Bare Cvetaš b. 1916.