Rudolphus emigreerde naar Amerika rond 1912 (volkstelling 1920: woonde in Wayne, Michigan, met vrouw en beide kinderen). Hij werkte in Detroit in brouwerijen en een melkbedrijf. Na het overlijden van Marie keerde hij naar België terug, maar als een gebroken man: bijna blind en beide benen geamputeerd. Hij woonde nog een jaar bij zijn zuster in Roeselare. Hij had de Amerikaanse nationaliteit.
Roudolphe emigrated about 1912 and worked in breweries in Detroit. After Marie deceaesed he returned te Belgium, but he was a broken man: almost blind and both legs amputated, he spended his las years with his sister in Roeselare.
His grandson Larry Weismiller gives us his witness:
«I don't remember any contact with other family members in Detroit when I was growing up. I think there may have been some family problems, My Grandfather never talked much about his family. He did raise homing pigeons and I helped him when he lost his leg. He also had a great garden and kept chickens. We lived about three city blocks from them and spent a lot of time at their house. He was a fine man and was very good to me. My mother took him back to his birthplace after my grandmother died. She said he was happy to return after such a long time. My grandmother was a great cook and a great grandmother.»
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