I am searching for two brothers who came to the states before 1900 from Lituania--Jonas and Tomas Zilius. The surname also Zillinskas or Zillinskis and Zilus. They were both Roman Catholic priests who came here to start Lithuanian churches. They were related to Father Mykolas or Michael Peza or Pieza. He was also a priest. One of my grandparents was a Pieza and the name Zilius is also related to my grandfather FELIX PIEZA. I know that the Zilius brothers came from Sunskiai in LT. I do not know about Mykolas or Michael. Michael was living in Chicago in 1900. By 1910 he was living in NY. Jonas Zilius-Zillinskas was the famous governor of Kleipeda, the port of Lithuania in about 1925. He was married to Gertrude Sampson.
Does any have knowlege of these families.