Husband: John McMeins
Birthdate: 1820-1825
Birthplace: Jefferson County, Missouri
Death date: August 18, 1884
Place of death: Brown County, Illinois
Father: Alexander McMeins?
Mother: Unknown

Marriage date: March 8, 1860
Marriage place: Ritchfield Township, Adams County, Illinois

Wife: Eliza Jane Dopp (2nd wife)
Birthdate: December 3, 1840
Birthplace: Camden, New York
Death date: January 1906
Place of death: McDonough County,Illinois
Father: David Dopp
Mother: Mary A.


Child No. 1: William Henry McMeins
Birthdate: April 8, 1863
Birthplace: Adams County, Illinois
Death date: December 5, 1941
Place of death: MaComb, McDonough County, Illinois
Marriage date: December 19, 1894
Marriage place: Cooperstown, Brown County,Illinois
Spouse’s name: Abbie Jane Moore

Child No. 2: Charles Thomas McMeins
Birthdate: December 23, 1864
Birthplace: Adams County, Illinois
Death date: February 28, 1917
Place of death: Meridosia, Morgan County, Illinois
Marriage date: Unknown
Marriage place: Unknown
Spouse’s name: Mattie Elizabeth Wilson

Child No. 3: Julia Ann McMeins
Birthdate: June 1865
Birthplace: Brown County, Illinois
Death date: Unknown
Place of death: Unknown
Marriage date: September 22, 1886
Marriage place: Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Illinois
Spouse’s name: William O. Peters

Child No. 4: Daniel McMeins
Birthdate: about 1868
Birthplace: Unknown
Death date: before 1879
Place of death: Unknown

Child No. 5: Susan McMeins
Birthdate: April 29, 1877
Birthplace: Brown County, Illinois
Death date: February 23, 1953
Place of death: Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
Marriage date: See Footnotes
Marriage place: See Footnotes
Spouse’s name: See Footnotes


1830 Federal Census, Missouri, Jefferson County, Meramec Township, page 126, not dated

Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, Marriage License, issued on April 30, 1836, executed on May 03, 1836, filed and recorded June 01, 1836 indicates groom as Alexander McMeins and the bride as Elizabeth Johnson.

1840 Federal Census, Illinois, Adams County, page 86, November 02, 1840, Alexander McMains

1850 Federal Census, Illinois, Schuyler County, Woodstock Township (1N-2W), page 393A, John McMeins

1870, Illinois, Brown County, Missouri Township, page 9, dated June 09, 1870, John Means.

1880, Illinois, Brown County, Lee Township, enumeration district 41, page 17, dated June 12, 1880, John McMeans.

1900, Illinois, Hancock County, St. Marys Township, enumeration district 9, page 32, dated June 13, 1900 indicates one of Eliza’s children as deceased.

Adams County, Illinois Marriage Certificate, March 3, 1860, John McMain/McMiens/McMeans-Eliza Jane Dopp

Mexican War Widow’s Pension Application No.4559, indicates John’s death date and place, Eliza Jane’s birth date, place of birth as well as other family data.

Brown County Illinois, Alms Home Resident records indicate residence and date related to family and medical condition.

Susie McMeins Married William Shepherd, May 1, 1895, Samuel Hale, June 30, 1900 and Gilbert Kimmell, November 1938. Susie was widowed three times.

The Daily Journal, Macomb, Illinois December 05, 1941, page 11, column 5, William M’Meins obituary

Jacksonville Daily Journal, March 2, 1917, C. T. McMien obituary

Research data on Susie McMeins Kimmell posted at by Linda Bleschke

This family group is specifically for John McMeins and his second wife, Eliza Jane Dopp. This researcher is a direct descendent of John McMeins and his second wife, Eliza Jane Dopp. The researcher submitted another family group sheet for John McMeins and his first wife, Mary Ann Carter.

Submitted by: Michael J. McMeins