As per Ellis Island the BUCH(H)ALTZOW's were from Czcerkas> Kiev Gubernia/Region > Czarist Russia.
Cherkassy was/is a large town. Today there are about 300,000+ people living in the city of Cherkassy. There was a large Jewish population in Cherkassy. The bulk of Jewish Metrikal Records are located at the Cherkassy Oblast Archives.
??? I could not locate a Czcerkas or some variant of in the Cherkassy Region, HOWEVER
there is a selo/village Cherkas/Черкас in the Bilo-tserkivskij (Bilo Tserkva) Raion/District> Kievska Oblast/Region> Ukraine (abbr UA), latest zip code for village is 09182. I obtained this info using most current Ukraine Postal Index. I have yet to locate the exact location of village on map.
Belaya Tzerkov, 48.2 miles SSW of Kiev, the regional & country capital.
Kiev Guberniya Maphttp://www.angelfire.com/or/yizkor/kiev.htmlhttp://motlc.wiesenthal.com/pages/t006/t00616.htmlhttp://www.fjc.ru/communities/default.asp?AID=84953