My Michael family lived near Lowell, Lake County, IN. I don't know of any connection between my Michael line and your husband's. However, my grandfather, Loren P. Michael, married Della Edna Beaver, from Marion County, OH. They were married just after he completed college at Purdue University in 1896.
The other coincidence is that Della's father, J.C. Beaver, was a Civil War veteran, and probably an alcoholic. He married three times. Children of his second marriage were put up for adoption. He lived in Normal, IL at the timeof his death in 1910.
Perhaps there are some connections between these families.