John was born in March 1828 in Michigan Territory in what is now Wisconsin. (1900 Fed. census)
His clan name was given in the 1905 census as Kah-kee-seh-kah, which is difficult to decipher. However, three of his paternal grandsons have names that begin with Ce, "Buffalo," so it is clear that the Mikes of this line belong to the Buffalo Clan.
1905 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 4. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.