Roland - I am very interested in your response to the Brails in the cholera epidemic. John Brail, Sr. is my 3rd great grandfather and I have done a lot of research on this line. What is your connection? Also, the Catherine who married John Brail, Jr., was Catherine Karcher, the daughter of William & Magdalena Welch Karcher. Catherine was born in Steuben County - 4 October 1816. John Brail, Sr.'s wife was Magaret Mowery but there is no further information on her.