J. William Schuchert (1857 - 1941) was a real-life person from E. C. Segar's home town of Chester, Illinois who (like Frank "Rocky" Fiegel and Dora Paskel) inspired a Thimble Theatre character. In this case, J. Wellington Wimpy.
J. William "Bill" Schuchert was Segar's boss during the latter's teenage years working at a local theater. Unlike the cheap Wimpy, he is said to have been a generous man, although he shared the character's rotund shape and a voracious appetite for hamburgers.
- William Schuchert at Find A Grave