Yankton Rexall History
Yankton Rexall's history begins in 1923 when pharmacists George Paulsen and Leon Farrell opened their pharmacy at 111 West
Third Street (presently Fish & Stuff) to serve the healthcare needs of the growing Yankton community. Although the store has moved,
remodeled a number of times, and later incorporated, it has always been owned by pharmacists and supported by a dedicated staff
of employees. The store has been located in historic downtown Yankton since its inception.

In 1927 the business was sold to Henry and Leo Heitgen and named Heitgen Pharmacy. Henry was the pharmacist and Leo was the
business manager and bookkeeper. The Heitgens owned the business until they sold to two pharmacist partners, Charles Clancey
and Harold Tisher, on April 1, 1945. These partners incorporated and renamed the business Yankton Drug Company, Inc. doing
business as Yankton Rexall Drug. They also started the Yankton Clinic pharmacy under this corporation. This partnership continued
until Ken Jones purchased Clancey's interest in the business in July of 1958.
South Dakota, Yankton
Rexall Drug Store
"Metal dose Indicator spoon"
1940 United States Federal Census about
Henry Heitgen
Name:        Henry Heitgen
Age:        37
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1903
Gender:        Male
Race:        White
Birthplace:        South Dakota
Marital Status:        Married
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Home in 1940:        Yankton, Yankton, South
Map of Home in 1940:        View Map
Street:        4th Street
House Number:        400
Farm:        NO
Inferred Residence in 1935:        Yankton,
Yankton, South Dakota
Residence in 1935:        Same House
Sheet Number:        3B
Number of Household in Order of
Visitation:        74
Occupation:        Drugest
House Owned or Rented:        Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if
Rented:        37
Attended School or College:        No
Highest Grade Completed:        College, 3rd
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census:        84
Class of Worker:        Employer
Weeks Worked in 1939:        52
Income:        0
Income Other Sources:        Yes
Neighbors:         View others on page
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Henry Heitgen        37
Helen Heitgen        37
Stephen Heitgen        9
Edith Rokusek        25
Mary Rokusek        39
Sarah Weiseler        21
South Dakota Marriages, 1905-1949 about
Henry M Heitgen
Name:        Henry M Heitgen
Age:        27
Gender:        Male
Spouse:        Helen L Rokusek
Marriage Date:        10 Jun 1930
Marriage County:        Yankton
County of Residence:        Yankton
Post Office:        Yankton
1910 United States Federal Census about
Henry Mathias Heitgen
Name:        Henry Mathias Heitgen
Age in 1910:        7
Birth Year:        abt 1903
Birthplace:        South Dakota
Home in 1910:        Cleveland, Bon Homme,
South Dakota
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Son
Father's Name:        S J Heitgen
Father's Birthplace:        Wisconsin
Mother's Name:        Gertie Heitgen
Mother's Birthplace:        Illinois

Household Members:        
Name        Age
S J Heitgen        48
Gertie Heitgen        44
William Edward Heitgen        17
Leo Thomas Heitgen        11
Henry Mathias Heitgen        7