I found on http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.htmlhttp://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html MICHAELS, JOHN & ANDERSON, SARAH E md. 1875-07-29 Vol.00F/pg.0050 Lic.00007449 GREENE Co., IL. You could get a copy of the marriage lic. at the County Clerk's office, at that date it Should have both parents listed. I have a John Michael(s) listed in my files who Might be your John: John W. Michael and Mary Kneaper had the following children:
30 i. William4 Michael was born in Lawrence Co., Il about 1843.
31 ii. Jacob Michael was born in Lawrence Co.,IL 1845.
32 iii. Mary Michael was born in Lawrence Co.,IL 1847.
33 iv. John Michael was born in Lawrence Co.,IL 1849.