like Kerber, I'm descended from a Shulte/Shutey/Shute in Calumet, MI - Maria Shute, born 1865 in Slovenia, father's name possibly Matt, mother's name possibly also Maria. (She married George Horvat in Ely, MN, a copper miner in Calumet, after declining to marry a George Schaltz/Schultz, the man she was arranged to marry when she first came over. Perhaps she already had a relative in America.)
perhaps you can't help me, but maybe someone else will see this and have some info. :)
PS I've suspected that the name was actually originally Šutej but have been told it wasn't a common name in Slovenia.