*** Dennis John Goodno, 79, passed away on January 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Behnaz (Beth) Goodno; his daughters: Jaqueline Elizabeth Drumheller, Elizabeth Mariam Goodno, his stepdaughter Sherri Laleh Shabestari; his granddaughter Madeline Drumheller and step grandson Abdur Ramirez; and his sisters Patricia Wagner and Christine Meyer. To continue to Dennis' obituary, click here.***

The Bohnen's are my mother's maternal ancestors, Teuchert's, my mother's paternal, Goodno's, my father's paternal and Vollintine's, my father's maternal ancestors.

The purpose of this site is provide to others the information I have gathered about my ancestors. In return I hope that others can send me any new information or photographs about my family.

This site contains information from several sources, including Arthur Bohnen (my mother's 1st cousin), Bruno Teuchert (my grandfather's brother) and Harriet Teuchert Ervin, my aunt (my Mother's sister). I will identify the source if possible. Any comments from me will be inserted in (italics). To see more genealogy going back over 500 years and over 1000 entries, go to RootsWeb. If you wish to see my Ancestral tree going back six generations in PDF format, click here. To see Ancestry Composition from my DNA processed by 23andMe.com click here.

I got interested in genealogy in 1993 while living in Saint George Utah. At that time I had some information on my Bohnen and Teuchert ancestors but nothing on the Goodno or Vollintine line. I didn't even know my Goodno grandfather's and grandmother's names! My sister Christine dug up a hand drawn copy of a Goodno family tree going back to my great great grandfather Ben Goodno. This tree came from the probate records of Addie Snider's (Goodno) will in the early 1960s. Addie was the sister of my great grandfather Harry Goodno. I took a trip to the Salt Lake City Family History Center and found Ben and his family's census records from 1860. That got me started. I contacted the Goodenow Family Association looking for a connection with Ben Goodno's ancestors. They finally found the link and I now have traced the Goodno family back to 1535 in England!

In 2005 I took a trip to Bronson, Kansas to do research on my Great-Great-Grandfather, Ben H. Goodno and family. Click here to see my trip report and here to see a history of Bronson.

I was contacted by my lost 1st cousin, Mary Lorene Teuchert (Lori Witt). She saw her Father's photo on my web site. Lori is the youngest daughter of my uncle, Frederick Teuchert (1907-1960) by his second wife, Marylea M. Muir (1922-1972). Lori was born in Fresno California,  October 12, 1957. She has a daughter, Emilea.

I have also been contacted by two other lost 2nd cousins, Marina Bohnen-Pratt (only daughter of Roman Bohnen) and Miranda Bohnen-Paul (1932-2012, oldest daughter of Arthur Bohnen). They also contacted me after discovering my web site.


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 My email: dennis.goodno@gmail.com

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