Ludwika Sivitskaya was born on September 30, 1892 in Medzhybizh village, Letychiv county, Podolia Governorate, Russian Empire (today’s Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine) into a family of a military man Anton Sivitsky and his wife Emilia Sadovskaya. They both came from the Grodno region. As in most noble families in Belarus, they spoke Polish at home. Her parents held to the traditions of their noble ancestors, admired Polish and Belarusian literature, classical music, spoke several foreign languages. Ludwika's father Anton Sivitsky graduated from the Grodno gymnasium for males and called himself a Lithuanian. He read a lot, loved poetry. Ludwika's grandfather was a well-known beekeeper and gardener who studied apiculture in Warsaw at K.Levitsky. He knew the Belarusian language well and used it when communicating with peasants.