McKean County, Pennsylvania


Ida Kitchin Thomas with grandchildren, McKean Co. ca. 1913

Ida Kitchin Thomas, wife of Charles Thomas, of McKean County with her first two grandchildren; Harold L. German (b. 4 October 1912) and Shirley Brady. Photo taken ca. 1913 - 1914 in Crosby, McKean County. (See additional Thomas/German family images on the Cameron Co. page.)

(Photo courtesy of Carolyn German Bausinger. In memory of Harold L. German, Carolyn's Dad.)






Norwich (aka Heinemann) Chemical Plant, Smethport, McKean Co.


Management and employees of Norwich (also known officially as Heinemann) Chemical Plant in Crosby, McKean County. Harry German was the plant manager and in this photo he is standing in the back, second from right.


(Photo courtesy of Carolyn German Bausinger.)



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Seneca Nation at Boy Scout Camp HoDahWe, McKean Co., 1929

Camp HoDahWe was a Boy Scout Camp near Coudersport (Potter Co.), which opened in 1929 and remained a scout camp for 12 years. This photograph of the Seneca Nation was in the possession of Harold L. German, who can be seen in the lower left corner, just behind the brave with two feathers in his headdress. The opening dedication of Camp HoDahWe is memorialized in this photo taken 13 July 1929. "HoDahWe" means "that which gives."

(Photo courtesy of Carolyn German Bausinger.)










McKean County was formed in 1804 from part of Lycoming County.


McKean County Courthouse

500 W. Main Street

Smethport, PA 16749

ph: 814-887-3270



McKean County Historical Society


McKean County Library System


McKean County US GenWeb Archives


Painted Hills Genealogical Society


Planet Smethport (Explore Smethport, McKean County history.)






McKean County Township Map

(McKean County Township Map courtesy of Kristin Bryson and Bare Roots Publishing.)