Martha Ann Hill was born in Danville, PA on 22 April 1857. She was the daughter of David Hill and Mary Williams who immigrated from Wales in 1837. She married Isaac Stickler and at the age of seventeen when she had her first of thirteen children. She and Isaac lived a while at Harleigh, PA but later settled at 114 Bertsch Street, Lansford, PA. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church located across the street from their house. In later years her mother, Mary Hill, came to live with Martha and Isaac. Like her parents, she continued to speak with a Welsh accent throughout her life. Martha was a woman of kindly grace, a home-loving person with a quiet modest personality. She died on 6 April 1941 in Lansford, surviving her husband by thirty one years and was buried nearby at the Summit Hill cemetery, Summit Hill, PA.