In 1857 [Matilda Agnes Heron] married Robert Stoepel, leader of the orchestra at Wallack’s, and was divorced from him in 1869. He squandered all her money and she left him to live in poverty and alone with her daughter, Bijou Heron, to whom she was devotedly attached and who she was carefully educating for the stage. She is now 15 years old—a piquant and pleasing little actress, as one might expect the daughter of Matilda Heron to be.
The Rock Island Argus 3/12/1877. Print.