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Leo A. Beuerman
Birth: Jan. 6, 1902
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 1974
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA

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"

 
 
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 Parents:
  Julius C Beuerman (1857 - 1940)
  Dora S Kahle Beuerman (1867 - 1957)
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
Record added: Aug 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95233635
Leo A. Beuerman
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Leo A. Beuerman
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Leo A. Beuerman
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A very precious man that touched our hearts!!
- Carol Guy
 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)
- westgate
 Added: Jun. 22, 2014
LINK TO Leo's STORYhttp://uss-rangerguy.com /Lawrence / Leo_Beuerman.htm
- westgate
 Added: Jun. 22, 2014
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