Early Settlements in Clermont Area
were two communal communities in the present Clermont area before 1900.
Neither was located in Clermont but rather on the outskirts. Heinrich
Ginal, a German land entrepreneur from
Ginalsburg was located about two miles
west of present day Clermont. In
fact a very good spring of water that was used in those days is still visible.
Ginalsburg was also part of the “Society of Industry.”
It is believed that Heinrich Ginal did not live in Teutonia but did
reside in Ginalsburg. There were
rumors years ago that he ran off with a girl named Catherine who disappeared
around that time. Supposedly she
wandered into a swamp area and was never found and to this day the area has been
called Catherine swamp. When Tuetonia and Ginalsburg dissolved some of the
residents stayed in the Clermont area while others relocated to other areas of
Mc Kean County and