Who was Ollivier Daniel?

Ollivier Daniel

Ollivier Daniel is listed in the 1726 census which documents his place of birth, his choice of work and the fact that he was unmarried.

The options for work presented in this story are based on the types of jobs that would have been available to young, single engagés* in colonial Illinois in 1725.

*An engagéSound was similar to an indentured servant, a person who worked for a specified time, for an agreed-upon wage, and with specific duties.


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