Since William Thummell died in 1905, the Nebr. Vital Records Dept. in Lincoln, NE should have a death record on him.Do a web search "vital record nebraska" and you should find their home page.I believe they started keeping birth/death records in 1904.Before that the counties kept them. The cemetery nearest to Howe, NE is Bedford Cem. The township name is Bedford. I understand the cemeteries of Nemaha Co. are creating burial lists but do not intend to put them online.If you visit http://www.rootsweb.com/~nenemaha/http://www.rootsweb.com/~nenemaha/ you will find an address for a local man, Denny Norvell of the Nemaha Valley Genealogy Society (NVGS).