I'm trying to help a friend find some information on a possible adoptee in their family.
The family lore says that Lennie (Ludosky / Ludowsky) was orphaned as her family was coming to America from Poland. She was then adopted by Andrew and Harriet (Bigham) Johnson in Eastland County, Texas. Lennie was b. ca. 1887.
Also, it is said that Lennie was Jewish, and that was controversial for the time.
I have no experience researching Polish records, and I find that Texas is a closed-adoption state, although I'm not sure that applies as far back as this adoption would have taken place.
Can anyone point me in a helpful direction? :-D