Penn Dutch Proverbs: Like Father, Like Son Suzanne January 13, 2016 Amish, Amish Proverbs, Amish Wisdom Proverb: Der Appel rollt net weit vum Schtamm. Translation: The apple will not roll far away from its tree. What it really means: Like father, like son. Are you new here? You might want to subscribe to my email updates, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or Instagram.