|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1902|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1974|
Leo was born to parents Julius Beuerman and Dora (Kahle) Beuerman.
Leo was a little person with tremendous physical limitations. He was the subject of a 1969 short film directed by Gene Boomer. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
Leo was unable to walk. He maneuvered around Lawrence in a handmade cart that he made himself. He brought the cart to town on a tractor that he had rigged with a series of chains and pulleys. He sold pencils and small objects in downtown Lawrence. He wanted to be self sufficient and help others in need.
A bronze plaque on a sidewalk in Lawrence reads:
"Remember Me, I'm that little Man gone blind. I used to sell Pencils on the street Corner"
Leo's autobiography is called, "Leo Beuerman: A Legacy"
Julius C Beuerman (1857 - 1940)
Dorothea Sophia Rebecca Kahle Beuerman (1867 - 1957)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
Record added: Aug 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95233635
RIP Mr Beuerman. I was a little kid when you sold your pencils. Please forgive me for teasing you. I am so sorry.|
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Added: Jun. 7, 2016
A very precious man that touched our hearts!!|
Added: Aug. 25, 2014
I remember, Leo. A long time ago, I was little kid and got a pencil from him. I think the pencil had my first name on it. And there were a few other times. It was the highlight of my day to see this friendly little guy and stop to say hell-o. As a little...(Read more)|
Added: Jun. 22, 2014
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