Anna Trybul was born in Poland in 1862. She came to the United States in the early 1880s. It is not known if Anna came to America by herself, with family members or her husband, Paweł Majna (Paul Miner). Paul and Anna first lived in Albany, New York, where their first three children were born. The family moved to Chicago, Illinois, between early 1887 and mid-1889.