Agnes was the daughter of Jacob L. Kohler and Cordelia Deisher. She married about 1895 to Edwin John Merkel. They appear in the 1910 census of Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was a bricklayer. In 1920 they were in Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and in 1930 they were again in Maxatawny.
Child of Edwin and Agnes: Elda Merkel Merkel Schaefer (1897-1970)