Leo A. Beuerman

Leo A. Beuerman

Birth
Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Death
7 Nov 1974 (aged 72)
Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Burial
Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID
95233635 View Source

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"

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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