_____________________________________________________________ John is a Civil War Veteran according to "Cemetery Registers, Parke County Veterans of American Revolution, War of 1812, Spanish American War, Mexican War, Indian Wars, Whiskey Insurrection, Civil War," compiled by the Estabrook Chapter of D.A.R. with cooperation of the Parke County Veterans Service. Published 1900 _____________________________________________________________
Rockville Tribune, February 10, 1920, page 1
JOHN MICHAELS, VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR, IS DEAD
John Michaels, veteran of the Civil War, all his life a resident of Parke county, died at his home on North Jefferson street Sunday morning following a week's illness of a complication of diseases brought on by old age. Mr. Michaels was 79 years of age and within a few days would have celebrated his 80th birthday. He was on the streets until a few days ago, when illness overtook him. With the exception of a few years, which time was spent on a farm in New Discovery neighborhood, Mr. Michaels made his home in Rockville. During the Civil War he served in Company "E", 168th Indiana regiment. He was a member of the Baptist church.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Staggs of Bridgeton and Mrs. Stella Adams of North Terre Haute; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Martin of Bridgeton, Mrs. Sadie Lawrence of Rock Island, Ill., Mrs. Haley Gillespie, of Green River, Utah; one brother, Benjamin Michaels, Rockville, and two half brothers, Charles and Chauncey, of near Rockville.
Short funeral services were held at the house at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning and the remains taken to New Discovery church, where more extended services were held, conducted by Rev. S. K. Fuson. Burial was made in New Discovery cemetery.