Leo Receives Award Certificate

Leo Beuerman’s documentary, based on his eight-page autobiography, was released in 1969 and was nominated for an Academy Award for short documentary. Though the film was a finalist, it did not ultimately win the award. Pictured below, Leo received a certificate for the nomination of his film.


The Leo Beuerman Story: As Told by His Family book

Purchase this book on Amazon: book link Leo Beuerman was a little over 3 feet in height. From a young age, he couldn’t walk. He was essentially deaf for most of his life. Yet he didn’t let his disabilities keep him from being an entrepreneur and inventor. He used to drive his modified tractor from…


Leo Beuerman: A Legacy film

Purchase this film on Amazon: film link Leo Beuerman was born in 1902, enclosed in a twisted, crippled body that would commonly be described as grotesque, ugly, and repulsive. He was a dwarf, 36 inches in height, weight 50 pounds, unable to walk, who maneuvered himself around on a square wooden platform fitted with casters…


Local Artist Leaves Legacy to Lawrence

Taken from wellcommons.com: original link A prolific artist and well-known downtown shoe cobbler, James Patti is still remembered for his extraordinary sculptures. Patti chose sculpture over other artistic mediums because he believed in its unlimited possibilities. He studied and worked with the late Bernard (Poco) Frazier and with Professor Elden Tefft at the University of…


Leo Beuerman Obituary

Taken from the Lawrence Daily Journal-World Nov. 7, 1974 Well-known Lawrence man Leo Beuerman, 72, passed away early this morning at Wakarusa Manor Convalescent Home. Beuerman had been a familiar sight in Lawrence, selling pencils from his ground-level perambulator which gave him additional mobility in spite of his disabilities. He had commuted from his home…


Leo Beuerman Autobiography

Taken from uss-rangerguy.com: original link The following is an autobiography written by Leo in 1967. His account indicates some of the difficulties he had as he attempted to live a normal life. Excerpted portions of Leo Beuerman’s Autobiography. March 30, 1967 I was born January 6, 1902, and oh so weak and frail, hardly nothing to…