Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Photos from the Past
Michael Super was born in 1829 in Pennsylvania. He served as a Private in Company K, 62nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry from September 26, 1864 to June 20, 1865. He was discharged at Washington DC. He lost one of his best friends (a brother-in-law), George Wert at Gettysburg. According to Michael he was unwounded at Gettysburg he although he had bullet holes in his clothing and through his beard. He said his hair turned from black to gray after Gettysburg. After the war he and several relatives and friends moved their families from Ohio to Johnson County, Nebraska, settling at Elk Creek to farm. He was a proud member of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) (probably the Tecumseh, Nebraska Post. The few pictures of him show him wearing his GAR badge and ribbon. The picture is believed to have been taken shortly before his death in 1884 in Elk Creek, Nebraska. According to newspaper death notice and funeral reports, he had been very active in GAR and was well liked and appreciated in the community.
Photograph and information submitted by Michael Super great grandson Ray Pruiett.