As a companion to my post on Ramon Lafon of Matamoros, I wanted to start a thread here about another French expatriate to the city of Matamoros, Emilio Manautou. There is a little bit about him online but mostly just what is listed on the FamilySearch.org Mexican baptism and marriage indexes.
I will be updating this post with more information on his family as I scan the parish records. One of his grandsons, Enrique Manautou, migrated to Texas.
I have seen an exact birth date/place floating around the internet for Emilio (1802 in the city of Strasbourg France), but I have not yet found the source for this. His marriage record is sparse (in fact not even stating his LAST name), and his death record does not give a birth place.
I am also interested in reaching out to members of the Manautou family, both the Texan and Mexican branches of it.
There also seems to be a Puerto Rican Manautou family, but I am unsure if there is any relation to the family of Emilio (doubtful).