I know that my great grandfather's name was Jozef, that he married Barbara and that they had five children: Matej, Stefan, Josef (?), Peter (b. 1894) and Maria. My grandfather Peter was the youngest. The daughter, Maria, was killed in WWII. The three sons all went to the States.
I'm really surprised that you couldn't find the Panijan family living in Podlog in the 1890s. Mine would have to be there as it was the time their children were born. I'm positive there is no mistake - and the only thing I see as the reason for confusion might be the multiple spellings of the surname. Even I had to change my documents some time ago as the versions didn't match: there was an equal share of Panijan and Panjan spellings.
Thank you for your answer - I hope you'll be able to help me more with this. It would be interesting to hear about the Panians in Calumet, as I'm sure part of my line of the family settled there.