Rudolf was born in 1859. In 1890 he married Elisabeth Elte. They have three children, Leo (1891), Max (1892) and Susanna (1893).
Rudolf works as a porter at the Hôtel du Passage, which was opened at the same time as De Passage. The hotel was in a beautiful spot, in the heart of the Passage. The hotel was a “table d’hote” which meant that there was also a restaurant where you could dine. At the time, dinner was served between 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM. The hotel had 70 rooms. At the end of 1985 it became known that Novotel has advanced plans for a hotel where the cinema was located at that time.