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Gloor is a family name from Aargau, a canton in northern Switzerland. Many members of this family emigrated to the US, mainly to Texas, Indiana, New York and California, starting in the 17th century. The family was amongst the founders of Tell City and fought in the War of Independence with the Virginia Rifles. Casper Gloor (1828 - 1912) came to Tell City, Indiana as a master baker with his wife Apollonia (Haug), and opened Gloor Bakery.He brought the first Bretzel (hard twisted pretzel) to America.His original recipe is still being made as Tell City Pretzels.